Jan. 20/22 … I am one of the newest SCARS intakes. My name is Bailey! I came into SCARS late last week and I am loving it so far! Why am I carrying my leg you might ask? Well here is my story and it’s not a happy one. I found myself in the wrong place at the wrong time and was struck by a vehicle when I was pup. My injury is old and was not treated so I never had the chance heal properly. I will need my leg amputated the humans have said. For now I am able to move around and walk, but my leg does slow me down and gets in the way. Since I have been injured, I haven’t been able to run and feel the wind in my hair for a while so I am a little bit overweight. My foster home has me on a regular feeding schedule and healthy treats to help me lose weight. I am not yet available for adoption but stay tuned for my updates.
January 26, 2022 update…Well, it’s me Bailey. Wish me all the luck as I undergo the amputation surgery at Westlock Veterinary Center. To donate direct to my care: www.scarscare.ca/donate and memo Bailey. I won’t be ready for adoption just yet but I will be soon!
January 29…Bailey here! I just wanted to give you a pupdate. As you know, I went in for surgery to get my right leg amputated as it had healed wrong after I was struck by a vehicle as a puppy. It was a very stressful time for me, but the humans at Westlock treated me like a queen and told me I did really well. I was desperate to get back to my foster home though. Once I saw my foster mom and dad, I could not stop wagging my tail. I’m on day two post-op and I’m still a bit groggy and tired. However, I still find any reason to wag my tail. The extra weight of that leg is gone, it’s easier to sit down and go to the bathroom. I’m still getting used to not having that leg, but I see a bright future with just my three legs. My foster parents and siblings are taking good care of me. I do hate the cone, so it’s been a bit of an adjustment for me to get used to. I will update you in about a week though! I’m sure I’ll be running by then! Until then!
February 10, 2022 *Update on Bailey*
Hi! Bailey here, this week I celebrate my 14 days post-op! I am thriving and doing really well as a tripawd. I’m running, playing, and living life to the fullest. I even went on my first walk (probably ever!). I refused to go on walks when I had my leg. I was scared of the unknown. But, suddenly I felt like it was time for me to conquer my fears. I got to explore the neighbourhood and walk around like the happy gal I am.
I am still scared of vehicles when they drive by, but I resume my walk as soon as they’re gone. My foster parents are very proud of my progress, I am hoping that they take away the cone soon though. I’ve expertly managed to get out of 2 and figured I was home free but then another one was around my head. It’s almost like these hoomans have an endless supply of cones or something? But the good news is that I will be getting my stitches out at some point this week.
Thank you to everyone who kept me in their thoughts, it means so much.