*Leech Lake Legacy is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization

Envisioning a world where every reservation dog and cat is well cared for

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kiki/She Update

For those of you who have been following Leech Lake Legacy's work since our beginnings, you will remember Kiki (now 'She'). She got her name from her foster mom Mary (who then adopted her!) because she did not want to get attached and end up adopting her, so Mary named Kiki 'She Dog' :)

She came to Leech Lake Legacy in July, 2012.

Here are excerpts from old blog posts:

"We received a call from the Rory, Leech Lake Community Services Officer about a dog he was picking up from an abandoned house. He had been informed of a dog and her pups living in an abandoned house. After Rory was able to get Kiki he contacted us to let us know she was in pretty bad shape. Her face was completely infected and swollen, and she had porcupine quills on her face. We immediately authorized him to take Kiki and her 4 pups to our partner vet in Bemidji, Animal Care Clinic. They immediately fell in love with her. Her pups were absolutely adorable but there was something incredibly special about Kiki .. she laid on her back soaking in all the belly rubs she could get and was very patient while the vet techs removed as many of the quills from her face as they could. She came down on transport on Saturday, 7/28 where she continued to win over the hearts of the staff at the Buffalo Animal Humane Society. Her pups were quickly vetted, spayed/neutered and were adopted out within days. Kiki's story unfortunately revealed more health issues. I provided an update on August 1, on our blog (http://leechlakelegacy.blogspot.com/2012/08/kiki-update.html). 
She/Kiki when she first arrived

Since that update we learned that Kiki has an injury to her back leg. They were having an orthopedic surgeon evaluate her and soon discovered on top of the leg injury she had kidney issues. She ended up in the home of Mary (who works at the clinic of the orthopedic surgeon who was evaluating Kiki). Kiki was renamed to She Dog (her foster mom Mary named her She Dog so she wouldn't get attached to this incredibly wise and gentle spirit) ... well, it didn't work!! Mary shared with me last Friday that Kiki (aka She) is the most amazing dog she has ever had.

Kiki unfortunately has been diagnosed with kidney failure (stage 3, out of 4). Her prognosis is not good. She has been given 2-3 months, and up to 2 years. When I saw Kiki last Friday I would never have even known she had kidney failure. Her coat is incredibly soft and shiny; her spirit is full of life; and her presence filled the lobby of the Woodbury Animal Humane Society. And yes, she still rolled over on her back for lots of belly rubs. She gets to go to work every day with her mom and she gets acupuncture and laser therapy for her leg ... the other day she also spent time on the water treadmill, and according to her mom " .. she loves the treadmill. She acts like a puppy when she gets out!"
Well, She was officially adopted by Mary in November, 2012. And Mary has gone above and beyond for this amazing, gentle soul. Here is the latest update from Mary on She:

"She is doing great. One year ago this month I made the adoption official. She has had 3 treatments with stem cells and just had her 6 month follow up. The hip is much more comfortable. The muscle circumference of that leg has increased each time it has been measured. Her kidney values dropped 30% and have remained down. She is an incredible mouser in the back yard. I'm sure that was one of her food sources prior to being rescued. Yuk, that makes me crazy:)"

Thank you Mary for giving She the best home possible .... We are all so happy for her and for you!! :)

She/Kiki in August, 2012
She and her siblings napping
There are quite a few posts on She/Kiki on the Leech Lake Legacy blog. If you'd like to read more about her story, search for 'Kiki' on our blog :)

No comments:

Post a Comment