June 30th, 2008, 08:56 AM
Here are some fresh pics of Skylar (you may remember her from this (http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=50551&highlight=melinda) thread when she was first found.
She's filled out considerably and is a solid, very strong girl. We're amazed at how well she's doing.
I took these yesterday at my parents' house.
Here you can see her shiny, thick, curly fur. Her coat was much thinner and she was quite flaky for the first 2 months.
A side shot
From the top, no more hips and spine!
Running around like a goof with my little sis.
Gettin' some lovin' from Nathan.
Skylar and the cats have made the most progress of all, much to our relief, phew!
Mr. Angus still likes to snooze high above Skylar on the desk hutch.
Finn's a little less concerned with Skylar and goes about the business of sticking her head in the glass for that last drop of milk.
Our pretty pup.
June 30th, 2008, 09:19 AM
Angus looks like he hasn't a care in the world. Skylar is looking great.
June 30th, 2008, 09:59 AM
As long as he's beyond her ability to stick her nose in his face, Angus is very relaxed and contented, when he's on the floor he moves quickly and keeps both eyes squarely on Skylar :laughing:
Finn on the other hand is of the mind that "this is my place and no dog is going to dictate where I go, so there", so she wanders around and even lets Skylar sniff her. Two very different reactions to Skylar.
I love it:cloud9:
June 30th, 2008, 10:25 AM
Stacer! OMG I cant beleive how far Skylar has come!
I remember the first post and pics of her and I cried! It hurt to see her so frail! I cant imagine where she would be right now if it wasnt for her Angel that rescued her and now you for providing her with her FOREVER home! It truly is a story I will never forget!
She is stunnning! her body has filled out perfectly! I am sure its been alot of work for you getting her used to the kitties but she sure looks okay with them in the pics! I remember when I brought my dog into our lives and I already had 2 cats that were pretty fussy! I was worried that it wouldnt work out and i would have to get rid of my boy! it all worked out and funny thing is! my 6lb cat rules this roost over 110 lb dog!
You should be very proud! she is beautiful! :thumbs up
June 30th, 2008, 11:15 AM
What a great story. Way to go Stacer. She is an absolutely beautiful dog. Isn't rescue so rewarding, despite the "bad" days at the start!? So good to hear and see how well you are doing with her.
June 30th, 2008, 11:17 AM
Wow! Skylar is beautiful - what a gorgeous coat! :cloud9: Amazing changes....
:laughing: And Finn's head in the glass is just too cute!
June 30th, 2008, 04:16 PM
She looks so good!!! WOW! A Different dog. :lovestruck: :angel:
Typical cats. :rolleyes: :lovestruck:
June 30th, 2008, 04:24 PM
Stacer,Skylar looks absolutely amazing,you've done a great job with her.
I just looked back to the way she used to look,you can so clearly see the hopelessness in her eyes and look at her now:thumbs up,a very lucky pup.
Love the kitty-pics too,especially the very contended Tabby on the shelf:lovestruck:
June 30th, 2008, 08:18 PM
She looks amazing Stacer ! :thumbs up and I'm happy to hear it's going better with the kitties , time is all it takes.
Love your kitchen table BTW , looks like it's great dane proof :laughing:
June 30th, 2008, 08:37 PM
:grouphug:What an amazing difference!!! You are an angel for what you have done for this sweetie! It's very hard to believe Skyler is even the same dog. :grouphug: for you and her!!
June 30th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Skylar looks wonderful and she seems so happy :cloud9:. I'm glad the kitties are adapting :thumbs up and the shot of Finn in the glass is hilarious :laughing::lovestruck:.
June 30th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Thanks everyone, Skylar had a good start back to health from Melinda, we just kept shoving food into her, LOL.
I haven't been the greatest at posting lots of pics, but her changes look more impressive when you haven't seen pics of her in over a month :laughing:
July 1st, 2008, 03:13 AM
Excellent progress with Skylar & the cats :thumbs up Glad everything is working out so well. Skylar looks great :lovestruck: WTG :highfive:
July 1st, 2008, 10:48 AM
looks great:thumbs up
July 1st, 2008, 10:54 AM
but her changes look more impressive when you haven't seen pics of her in over a month :laughing:
So now that she's at a normal weight , you'll be able to post pics every week :D
No more excuses :mwaha:
July 1st, 2008, 07:09 PM
What an amazing difference in Skylar.....you and Nathan have done a great job and glad to hear she is doing so well with the kitties. :thumbs up She is beautiful/ :lovestruck:
I love silly Finn with his head in the glass. :laughing:
July 2nd, 2008, 08:02 AM
stacer and nathan the best doggie parents any dog could hope for!! We couldn't have chosen better parents for her, we (hubs and I) are just so proud of all they've done for Skylar!! she's soooo gorgeous....
July 2nd, 2008, 06:02 PM
I sent the pics to HazelRunPack so she could see them as well (she's on very slow dial-up :frustrated:), here is her response:
from HazelRunPack Wow, she really looks wonderful!!! What a change! :-) She was always a beauty, though!
July 2nd, 2008, 06:46 PM
Thanks again everyone for the responses. She's just such a wonderful dog with a great disposition.
July 2nd, 2008, 10:05 PM
She's gorgeous with the weight on her.and so happy looking.
Awesome job mom and dad.:thumbs up