Tiny Bits of Life at the Hollow

Pug Hollow Sanctuary

Pug Hollow is a companion animal sanctuary devoted to helping terminal, critical care, and long term care small dogs live out their lives in peace, happiness and luxury.

Today's report from Amarillo:


Love-pug, aka the Blind Badger, got her ear pinched at feeding time. This resulted in a murderous but thankfully blind and ineffective rampage against every living being within a 5 foot radius.
Auggie went walkabout in the back yard, and hid behind the well house, resulting in a frantic search by the Sister.
Speedy and Raspugin decided to fight over a food bowl, resulting Raspugin’s ‘moob’ getting bit and the pair having to be put in time out. Oh and apparently the ‘moob’ is highly vascular, and Raspugin bled all over the kitchen from a tiny tooth scrape.
Daffy has learned how to use the stairs onto the bed, giving the Sister the fits, because she’s afraid Daffy will fall, and pestering the Pop all night long.
Studly has spent his day with the Pop, eating peanuts and watching TV. The Pop calls him “Charmer”
Vinnie provided assistance taking out the trash.
Fitz has been barking with the precise 30 degree head tilt that is obviously required. He refuses to shut up.
And Fizzy has been renamed. Her new moniker is not usable in polite company.

July 15th 2018
<p>Current status: It could be worse. <br/></p><p>Our story so far:</p><p>I arrived home Thursday evening to find that the house was near 90 degrees inside. I quickly checked the inside and outside AC and determined that the exterior unit was not functioning, and was making a buzzing noise.  I also determined that some circuits of the house did not have power, while some did.  Because none of the breakers were tripped this made me very nervous. Rather than staying and risking an electrical fire we chose to make an emergency trip to Amarillo, Texas, in order to park the majority of the dogs with The Pop and The Sister. We returned to Prague yesterday and spent the night with a friend. <br/></p><p>An electrician came out today and checked everything over. With his assistance we have re-established power to parts of the house. Parts of it however cannot be reactivated until we get some work done. The electrician is going to put us together a quote and get back to us. We must get the whole breaker panel replaced ASAP because the existing one is not safe for long term use.<br/></p><p>Downside: no water (not only is it one of the circuits that is bad, but the pressure switch seems to have fried) and no main air conditioner (another circuit that’s bad and since I wasn’t home to immediately catch it there may be damage to the AC unit that needs repair.).</p><p>Upside: We have the window unit in the bedroom running, and the four chihuahuas and I are sitting in the cool. <br/></p><p>So… all in all it could be much worse.</p><p>We’ve already had people asking how to help. As always dog food is a good place to start.  We also have an outstanding balance with our vet of $134, They will accept credit card and debit card payments over the phone to Elisabeth Stanley’s account at Prague Veterinary Clinic 405-567-2219. They are open 8 am to 5 pm M-F and 8 am to noon on Saturdays. <br/></p><p>You can also donate to us via paypal, or to our newly set up fundraising campaign at Fundrazr. We moved over to their platform due to GoFundMe having purchased Youcaring. They’re shutting Youcaring down and we really don’t want to go back to GoFundMe.</p><p>All our dog food and donation informatin is available here: <a href="http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php">http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php</a><br/></p>

Current status: It could be worse.

Our story so far:

I arrived home Thursday evening to find that the house was near 90 degrees inside. I quickly checked the inside and outside AC and determined that the exterior unit was not functioning, and was making a buzzing noise.  I also determined that some circuits of the house did not have power, while some did.  Because none of the breakers were tripped this made me very nervous. Rather than staying and risking an electrical fire we chose to make an emergency trip to Amarillo, Texas, in order to park the majority of the dogs with The Pop and The Sister. We returned to Prague yesterday and spent the night with a friend.

An electrician came out today and checked everything over. With his assistance we have re-established power to parts of the house. Parts of it however cannot be reactivated until we get some work done. The electrician is going to put us together a quote and get back to us. We must get the whole breaker panel replaced ASAP because the existing one is not safe for long term use.

Downside: no water (not only is it one of the circuits that is bad, but the pressure switch seems to have fried) and no main air conditioner (another circuit that’s bad and since I wasn’t home to immediately catch it there may be damage to the AC unit that needs repair.).

Upside: We have the window unit in the bedroom running, and the four chihuahuas and I are sitting in the cool.

So… all in all it could be much worse.

We’ve already had people asking how to help. As always dog food is a good place to start.  We also have an outstanding balance with our vet of $134, They will accept credit card and debit card payments over the phone to Elisabeth Stanley’s account at Prague Veterinary Clinic 405-567-2219. They are open 8 am to 5 pm M-F and 8 am to noon on Saturdays.

You can also donate to us via paypal, or to our newly set up fundraising campaign at Fundrazr. We moved over to their platform due to GoFundMe having purchased Youcaring. They’re shutting Youcaring down and we really don’t want to go back to GoFundMe.

All our dog food and donation informatin is available here: http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php

July 14th 2018
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Harry and Bella with a Silly Selfie for a Silly Saturday. 

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Harry and Bella with a Silly Selfie for a Silly Saturday.

July 8th 2018
July 3rd 2018
<p>Custom painted memorial box. The chrysanthemums and butterflies are iridescent. <br/></p>

Custom painted memorial box. The chrysanthemums and butterflies are iridescent.

July 1st 2018
<p>Vinnie is a great helper. <br/></p>

Vinnie is a great helper.

June 30th 2018
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Mika has gone. She was snuggling with TOH on the bed and everything 
simply stopped. We have taken her to the vet for cremation, so if you 
want to make a memorial donation we would be grateful. 
<a href="https://youtu.be/7Zr6g9Sj7u8">https://youtu.be/7Zr6g9Sj7u8</a> 

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Mika has gone. She was snuggling with TOH on the bed and everything simply stopped. We have taken her to the vet for cremation, so if you want to make a memorial donation we would be grateful. https://youtu.be/7Zr6g9Sj7u8

June 29th 2018
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We just got back from an emergency vet trip with Mika. She is our 9 year old dilated cardiomyopathy patient.  Today she threw two blood clots, one in the brain and one in the lungs.  Her equilibrium isn’t great, her breathing is very slightly labored due to the impairment of her lungs and her heart is doing the funky chicken. However, she is still alert and doesn’t appear to be in any great distress.  <br/>Our vet loaded her up with heparin, steroids and a shot to help her breathe, in the hopes that we can break up the clot in her lungs at the very least. Because she’s still alert, and brains bounce back better than lungs do, we’re not as worried about the brain.<br/>Because of the nature of hospice care and our funding status, we don’t do heroic measures at the Sanctuary, so a visit to the canine cardiologist is not on the table.  <br/>A year and a half ago we were at the emergency vet in Amarillo, Texas, with the prognosis that she wouldn’t survive the night. But Mika is a tough and determined little gal, and she pulled through. We’re hoping she’s still as tough and determined today. <br/>If you would like to donate to MIka’s emergency care, you can do so via paypal to Pughollow@gmail.com, via youcaring to <a href="https://www.youcaring.com/pughollowsanctuary-1074015,">https://www.youcaring.com/pughollowsanctuary-1074015,</a> by mail to Pug Hollow Sanctuary, PO Box 244, Prague, OK 74864 or directly to our vet at 405-567-2219.  <br/>Donated dog food would also be helpful as we can then funnel food funds into the vet care funding. <a href="http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/dog-food-drive.php">http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/dog-food-drive.php</a>

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We just got back from an emergency vet trip with Mika. She is our 9 year old dilated cardiomyopathy patient.  Today she threw two blood clots, one in the brain and one in the lungs.  Her equilibrium isn’t great, her breathing is very slightly labored due to the impairment of her lungs and her heart is doing the funky chicken. However, she is still alert and doesn’t appear to be in any great distress.  
Our vet loaded her up with heparin, steroids and a shot to help her breathe, in the hopes that we can break up the clot in her lungs at the very least. Because she’s still alert, and brains bounce back better than lungs do, we’re not as worried about the brain.
Because of the nature of hospice care and our funding status, we don’t do heroic measures at the Sanctuary, so a visit to the canine cardiologist is not on the table.  
A year and a half ago we were at the emergency vet in Amarillo, Texas, with the prognosis that she wouldn’t survive the night. But Mika is a tough and determined little gal, and she pulled through. We’re hoping she’s still as tough and determined today.
If you would like to donate to MIka’s emergency care, you can do so via paypal to Pughollow@gmail.com, via youcaring to https://www.youcaring.com/pughollowsanctuary-1074015, by mail to Pug Hollow Sanctuary, PO Box 244, Prague, OK 74864 or directly to our vet at 405-567-2219.  
Donated dog food would also be helpful as we can then funnel food funds into the vet care funding. http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/dog-food-drive.php

June 29th 2018
<p>Happy Father’s Day to the Pop, our Pod Person, and Patriarch of the Pug Hollow Horde.</p><p> Whenever people ask me “How does your father deal with you”, I ask in return, “where do you think I got it?”</p>

Happy Father’s Day to the Pop, our Pod Person, and Patriarch of the Pug Hollow Horde.

Whenever people ask me “How does your father deal with you”, I ask in return, “where do you think I got it?”

June 17th 2018
<p style="">Cubby has a truly Fabulous Ears Friday for us! <br/></p>

Cubby has a truly Fabulous Ears Friday for us!

June 15th 2018