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JESS 11-17-11

JESS HAS GONE TO THE BRIDGE 11-17-11 – Sadly, Jess has gone to the bridge. More on his story when we get the full details and they love them as their own. It is heart wrenching to not be able to help the fosters with the grief but we hope that by telling their story, everyone will know what they went through and maybe the next time you meet a foster, you will be able to understand them and offer a kind word of support and acknowledgement for what they do.Jess’s story is one of hope and feeling hopeless. Fosters are the voice of our dogs

On 11/14 Jess reported that Jess had another small seizure last night.  Just lasted a few seconds but afterward she went bonkers….disoriented, walking sideways, acting like she was drunk.   She had not done this before.   I held her until it passed and then she slept the rest of the night and seemed to be fine this morning.   Ate her breakfast and played with Evelyn.   My husband is staying home and is keeping a close eye on her.

Jess’s Foster mom told us on 11/16 that there was definitely something wrong with Jess. She said: “I really don’t know how to describe it.   Part of the time it is like she is drunk.   Last night she started howling and barking so I picked her up and cuddled her and that was not what she wanted.   When I put her down she just sat in the corner with her head pressed into it. It just breaks my heart!   I don’t know what to do for her.   I do not think she is going to be able to handle a long trip up north even if someone adopts her.  I just feel so helpless.   I feel like I need to be with her all the time.

Finally on 11/17 the decision had to be made for Jess’s sake. When foster mom Jacque got home from work Jesse was much much worse and was pretty much out of it.  Jacque and the PAWS Adoption Coordinator met her at the vet so that Jacque did not have to be alone and to say goodbye to sweet Jess. This is a small sample of the dedication that fosters, volunteers and coordinators do without hesitation—we are honored to be able to work with these angels of love, compassion and dedication to the dogs and their fosters. Jess was surrounded by lots of love as she went to heaven.

Jacque took her home to bury her.

While we are sad that she had to go, we know that she had a loving foster who held her till she took her last breath, good food, a warm place to sleep and lots and lots of love.

Our “In Memory” page is there to tell their stories, honor their lives, know their suffering and resolve to find more ways to make it better for other rescue dogs.


JESS’S BIO: Hi my name is Jess and I am going to need a very special person to adopt me because I can’t see well , I think I heard someone say I need a seeing eye person.    I mainly see shadows out of one eye- and it seems that I may not hear so good either. But guess what… My foster mom says that I am “especially sweet and loving and very vocal.   She is just as playful as can be, eats well and interacts with my other dogs beautifully.”  Blind dogs learn to rely on their other senses.

Watch some short videos of all the pups at the vet’s office –
all are too cute for words…total fluffballs!  🙂

♥  MOVIE #1 – Jess and Elizabeth  ♥  MOVIE #2 – Jess and Elizabeth   ♥

♥  MOVIE #3 – Kyle and Evelyn     ♥    Movie #4 – Kyle and Evelyn   ♥

There are all sorts of resources to help but the most important thing to remember is blind dogs,  like people go on to live happy and healthy lives. This poem says it best;

I cannot see you Mommy, when you cuddle me so near.
And yet I know you love me, it’s in the words I hear.

I cannot see you Daddy, when you hold me by your side
but still I know you love me when you tell me so with pride.

I cannot see to run and play out in the sun so bright
for here inside my tiny head it’s always dark as night.

I cannot see the treats you give when I am extra good
but I can wag my tail in Thanks just like a good dog should.

“She cannot see. The dogs no good” is what some folks might say
“She can’t be trained; she’ll never learn she must be put away.”

But not you, Mom and Daddy You know that it’s alright
because I love you just as much as any dog with sight.

You took me in, you gave me love and we will never part
because I’m blind with just my eyes, I see you in my heart.

Sherrill Wardrip (Blind Dogs List member) © 2000

If you think you would like to be my Seeing Eye people please apply for me soon,

I am waiting to fill your heart with joy.

This page is dedicated to honor the dogs that never made it to their forever home. They are loved by their rescuers, fosters, and volunteers who have had the privileged of know them; they have touched our hearts forever. Here are their untold stories; these dogs will be loved by all who read them and tell their stories to others. Please leave your thoughts and comments.

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It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

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Age 8 Weeks
Life Average
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Mastiff Mix
Altered Scheduled
Fee All Shots + Transport – 500
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Unknown
Car Yes
Personality Shy
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.