Monday, September 16, 2013

The Patch Man

Sorry I've been quiet for a bit, guys! I've been busy patrolling the house and keeping an eye on all of my Legacy cousins. We've had a couple of hard cases lately, and I wanted to make sure they were doing okay. I want everyone to say hello to my buddy Patches.

Now, he may look pretty bad there, but he's actually doing a LOT better than when we first got our paws on him! He and his two sisters all had really bad cases of mange, a skin infection where you lose your furs and get all itchy and yucky. I had mange when LBR first found me, and it's no fun at all! Patches had the worst case of the three, PLUS they were all really emaciated, and he had a big nasty sore on his hip that we don't know where it's from. Here he is when he first came to his foster home.

As you can tell, he definitely has a long way to go! He's one medication for his mange and is getting lots of food to put some meat on his bones. And lots of baths! I wouldn't enjoy that last one, but I remember how good nice, gentle baths and massages felt when I was getting over mange and had all that yucky flaky skin, so I know Patches is really enjoying it.

Patches has settled into his foster home and really loves his foster daddy. As you can see, the feeling is mutual! His foster parents call him "Patch Man," and he loves following his foster daddy wherever he goes. This weekend, they watched lots of football, and Patch got to share the popcorn!

 Keep your paws crossed that Patch keeps recovering and gets all healthy and furry again. But I don't think you have to worry about whether he'll find himself a furever home. Something tells me he might already be there. :)

PeeS: Don't worry about Patches's sisters! They got saved too. They're just with another rescue. Here they are getting their ride to freedom.


stellaroselong said...

We knew that also (about the foster/forever home) cos we could see all the love coming right through the picture even with all our tears...sometimes our mom says she despises peoples! We are keeping him and his sibs in our prayers.
Stella Rose

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh're so lucky they found you when they did! Every day will be better from now on!

Parsley said...

Each day from now on is going to be better and full of love. Bless that furbaby and all the people helping him.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We hope Patches and his sister get better and better everyday! Thank you to the foster parents!

Madi and Mom said...


Idaho PugRanch said...

Mom literally gasped at the second picture.
God Bless you all for helping.
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Idaho PugRanch said...

Sending lots of healing vibes to Patches and his sisters too

LP said...

Wow. Some times our Mama can't believe she is part of the same species of humans who would be capable of inflicting that sort of crushing damage to an animal. It shakes her up.

We are so glad LBR exists and that they can pull abused dogs out of these viciously cruel situations.

We are pulling for you and you sisters Patch. Eat up now. All of you! :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Glad the pups are all safe with you
Benny & Lily

The Websters said...

We love that Patches is with you guys and his sister too. So happy to hear of your successes!


The Army of Four said...

Oh, sweet puppies!!! God bless you all for taking Patches and his sister in!!!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hello Patches. Looks like you had a hard time pal, but things are surely looking up.
All the best from us in Scotland.
Cheers, Bertie and Gail.

Lovable Lily said...

Oh Patches, we are so sorry that you were not feeling so well butt we see things are on the up and up which is pawsome! We too think you may have already found your forever home. Fur some reason we don't think that your Foster Daddy is gonna let you go anywhere! We'll keep our fingers crossed that this wish for you comes true!!

Lily Belle & Muffin

Sullly said...

We love the picture of Patches and his foster dad.

Aroo to you,

Frank The Tank said...

Ohhh poor Patches, I feel so sorry for him and hate that this cruelty is happening all over the world, but I'm really very happy to hear that he is doing well and that he is getting better, he looks really loving and fun and very handsome! Oh such a sweet photo with the cuddles and smootches with his new foster home daddy, looks like a forever home to me too! Love and licks from your Furiend Frank XxxxX