|Mike, Willow, and Bern|
MARS (Mini Aussie Rescue and Support) had a dog in the New Iberia area that had a foster home in the Memphis area. Tracey was headed to Memphis to see her folks while doing confirmation/obedience in a few weekends. Yes, she would have room in the car for MARS dog Willow. Meanwhile Willow's foster mom in Memphis soon learned he was spending his days on a patio and not inside with A/C. For those of you in other parts of the country - we are in full swamp summer mode in southern Louisiana. It is horrid outside even in the shade. After a few Facebook messages, some emails, and a couple of phone calls it was decided that Willow would foster with the pack at Meadowood Ranch until his transfer to Memphis with Tracey.
Since Tracey and I had left Wednesday with the camper headed to Monroe for a 4 day agility trial before the details were worked out, Mike picked up Willow on his day off. Got to love Mike - he has wholly embraced the dog pack at the house and my wish to help a few others out if I can.
|Willow Before Any Foster Care|
|Willow After 2 Weeks in New Iberia Foster Care (pre MR)|
Willow was found in an abandoned apartment so he was very underweight when he arrived in rescue. He coat is brittle and very thin. If you run a hand down his ribs you can easily make them out. Willow has gained weight since his original rescue but still needs to pack on a few pounds. He is still crouching when he walks however he will come jump on either Mike or I to get petted. Here he is after a few days at the house playing with Spice. He is finding joy in his life now.