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I thought I'd just give you a quick update. Maggie (Mary - adopted in August) is doing very well. She has become more affectionate and playful as time has gone by.

We go for a short walk in the morning before I go to work - we have a specific route and she is accustomed to following that route. As well just before bed we have a different short specific route to walk, and again she seems happy with that. In the evening when I get home from work we go for our long walk. We have various routes and mix it up to keep it interesting. Unfortunately, all of our weekday walks lately have been in the dark but that will improve once we get out of December.

She and the cat have settled in together and give each other some grudging respect. I get a very enthusiastic greeting when I get home in the evening and after jumping around and barking for a bit she runs into the living room to shake the living daylights out of her favourite toy - a Skinnez raccoon.

We've made a few trips to the Bruce Pit dog park in Ottawa. At one of these there was a fund raiser for the Bytown Association of Recued Kanines (BARK) where I got the attached picture done. She doesn't have a very happy look on her face because she HATES having her picture taken. I think she associates the camera with a flash and the flash with lightening which she's afraid of.

I just wanted to let you know things are going well and wish you a happy holiday season.

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Rosie’s Survivors Fund

Chanelle

This is Chanelle, a six year old Chocolate Lab. Her family gave her up to an animal control facility, sadly probably due to the high costs they faced as Chanelle has to have extensive knee surgery.

Possibly the saddest part of this tale is that this injury occurred when Chanelle was only 1 year old, so she has been living with the pain of a shifting joint, where her knee bones rub against each other as she moves, for over 5 years. Our guess is Chanelle just couldn’t manage anymore with the pain and infirmity, poor soul.

The surgery is a tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO) which is performed on dogs to stabilize the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament (like the ACL in humans). So far, this surgery looks to cost us at least $4000. It is compounded due to the number of years that have passed since the initial injury and the damage that has been done as she tried to move around on it over the years. Sometimes we opt for amputation as it is the best way for the dog due to the damage done to the leg and dogs DO manage well with 3 legs, as we have seen over and over. But amputation is not a viable option here as she is obese and this impacts her other joints’ ability to support her weight and her ability to balance afterwards. So our choice was to save Chanelle or put her down.

Look at her. What do you think we are going for?

She is a very sweet girl and weathers the pain of her leg well. We don’t have the heart to let her go. She’s done nothing wrong. She deserves a chance and with this surgery, and future weight control and good exercise, she will live a happy life and in turn, make some future family happy, too.

Help us save Chanelle. She has lived 5 years with a painful, largely useless back leg. She has had only one year in her life pain-free, before the injury. Let’s work together to bring her many more years of a pain-free, but a joy-filled life! We want to see her chase a ball one day soon!

We got you, Chanelle. The Rosie village has got this.

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