Moonshine:
Notes on a foster dog

Pascal Robin came to visit me from Jefferson City yesterday.  When she opened up  the back of her SUV I saw she had brought me a crate of Moonshine:

Moonshine
Moonshine

Moonshine and her relatives, Whiskey and Bacardi are residents at C.A.R.E. (Companion Animal Rescue and Education) and Moonshine is Heartworm positive.  C.A.R.E. raised the funds to pay for her treatment and asked if I would (please) take Moonshine in and provide a quiet place for her to undergo treatment and recovery.

Heartworm is the reason we got into fostering and has always been something of a specialty with us.  Since Lucky has become a full-time indoor dog we had a kennel open, so I was happy to welcome this sweet Lab into our company.

Bacardi has been adopted, but Whiskey is still available from C.A.R.E. (on Landfill Rd. in Jefferson City).  Moonshine will be available through C.A.R.E. once she is cured of her heartworm — which will be the end of August let’s make that October: a complication has arisen (see below).  You may contact C.A.R.E.  through their web site: Companion Animal Rescue and Education or their Facebook Page, or by phone (865) 471-5696, 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm Mon – Sat.

Last updated: August 17, 2018

Moonshine’s Base Info:

Arrival date: June 20th, 2018

  • Breed: Black Lab Mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1-2 years
  • Weight: Approx 40 pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: NO!
  • General Health: Good except HW+
  • Temperament: Gentle, sweet, reserved.  Almost timid.
  • Gets Along with Dogs: Yes.
  • Gets Along with People: Very well.
  • Housebroken/Crate Trained: House broken and crate trained

Known Issues & Progress

The only issue I know of at her arrival is her heartworm condition, and treatment for that is already underway.

July 18, As we were preparing for Moonshine to have her injections, Moonshine gave birth to seven PUPPIES!  C.A.R.E. placed Moonie and her pups with a puppy-savvy foster home and we’re planning to have Moonshine back once her pups are weaned – to resume her treatment.

August 17th:  Moonshine returns.  We need to reset her heartworm treatment schedule, and we’re trying to do that locally rather than trucking her to Jefferson County each time she needs to see the vet.  All my dogs have accepted her back and they get along famously.  she gets the run of the house except for when I leave.

Gallery

In roughly chronological order, newest at the bottom.  Click the thumbnails to enlarge.
Some pictures are linked to Doggy Tales about Moonshine, click those to open the related story.

Moonshine is a beautiful, graceful girl.
She’s enjoying Piney Mountain Foster.
Lucky (left) takes her new friend on a tour of the yard.
She’s a snuggle bug with plush fur!
Moonshine
It’s HOT! Moonshine comes inside. (vid)
Came home to find PUPPIES! Four so far.
Happy momma of SEVEN babies.
At CARE, awaiting her Puppy Foster
Settled in at puppy foster’s home.

Away on puppy hiatus
for one month

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