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lizziem1963
May 30th, 2008, 05:52 PM
hi,

i am from northern ontario. i happened across this forum site as i was googling for information about the recent poisoning of my little dog teddy.

i found teddy, a blonde terri-poo on a cold oct nite in 2002. he was cold and skinny and scared. i phoned the shelter and told them a discription, thinking someone would be frantic for this sweet little guy. i couldnt believe no one ever looked for him. i officially adopted him 5 days later. it was love. he clung to me and followed me everywhere. i loved him and spoiled him. well, i guess i spoil all our guys, we have winston, a 7 year old shelter dog, mixed 65 pounds, and honey, a old girl in horrid shape when i found her on the street, wasnt suprized no one was looking for her, the shape she was in. and we have 2 cats, both from the local rescue group, viper, tabby, 20, and kitca tabby, 17.

anyway, teddy got into the compost last weekend. i had just stirred it up and it was ripe. somehow his collar came undone when he was out and he went to that ripe compost. i had no idea it was a problem, it is all natural. i was just mad at him because he stunk. by the time i realized there was a problem a few days later (no symptoms at first) and called the vet, they said there was nothing that could be done. we hoped for the best, but he quietly just slipped away.

now i am trying to find more information to spread the word to anyone else who may come across this.

also, at the same time, i got a phone call from my daughters friend that they have found a baby squirrel and what advise could i give them.

ok, about me. i love animals and i guess everyone knows that. i rescue and save whatever i can. i dont do the rehabbing myself, but i work as a middleman to try to connect the right people together. unfortunatly, up here there are no wildlife rehab places. we have a few wonderful folks who have been doing it for years, but with those new mnr rules it is hard on them.

im not sure what else to say about myself, im happily married, teenage daughter. we all work and like our jobs. we love to explore outdoors: hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing, 4 wheeling. we love lake superior shore.

im going to find that squirrel thread now...

phoozles
May 30th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Aww, poor Teddy :rip: :sad:

It's amazing that some stuff that we thinking nothing of can be toxic to our furbabies! I'm sorry for your loss :candle:

Welcome to the forum - we're glad to have another animal lover here! And we'd love to see pictures of your other furry friends, including your cats - wow 20 and 17 :eek: :thumbs up

angeldogs
May 30th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Welcome to the forum and can'twait to see pics.

sorry for your loss of Teddy :rip::candle:

hazelrunpack
May 30th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Hi, lizziem.

So sad about Teddy :grouphug:

Good luck with the squirrel!

Welcome to the forum.

lizziem1963
May 31st, 2008, 11:50 AM
how do i post pics? prolly the same as other places, copy the links from photobucket? ill try it now.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/vipersmum/100_4924.jpgthis is my sweet little teddy.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/vipersmum/100_4931.jpgthis is winston, we got him from the shelter as a puppy
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/vipersmum/100_4919.jpgthis is honey, who was very near death when i found her, and she is such a lovie. she is so happy. i am so happy and thankful for every day for her. i dont think she had a good life for all those years and she LOVES her walks and playing and all the attention and treats.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/vipersmum/100_4930.jpgisnt 20 year old viper beautiful! the only thing that gives away her age is that she is much more tentative to jump heights and distances, we have to put stools around the house as her steps to her favorite places
IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/vipersmum/100_4926.jpg[/IMG]this is 17 year old kitca. it took several years for her to be abe to trust humans. even now, she doesnt like others too much. she is very affectionate with me though