Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Virginia Beach, VA Senior australian shepherd NICKY needs home/rescue owner died.

I love Nicky dearly ,but I have a condo with 4 flights of stairs and Nicky
would not be able to handle them on a daily basis. I would hate for her not
to be able to sleep upstairs with me.And she would not deal well with that
either. She's a people dog and wants to be where you are.

She just had a vets visit last Friday. All her shots are up to date and she
had her nails trimmed. She get heartworm and flea/tick meds monthly. I'm
confident she is a short-haired Australian Shepherd. I've attached a
picture I found and it looks like a young skinny Nicky.

She spends a lot of time sleeping. She's very arthritic and I suspect her
legs were somehow abused. The vet suggested a harness for her because here
again, she was abused. A collar evidently puts stress on her trachea. I
also suspect she spent a lot of time outdoors. She would go outside, curl
up and would still be out there if Dad did not bring here in!

She is deaf, but will respond to sharp claps.She barks to go out, come in,
and for attention. She has not had any accidents in the house since she 1st
adopted Dad.

She had 1 brown and 1 white eye. The brown eye had to be removed this last
spring. An eye specialist worked with for several weeks to try and get the
eye pressure down, but noting was working and Nicky was obviously in pain,
so we had the brown eye removed.
Please don't hesitate to ask anything. I will answer as best I can.
Nicky is right by the desk now and also sends hers thanks.
contact jill at :jgohr@verizon.net
757-619-9289 cell