Saturday, January 18

Bruin Bops Along

Last week we caught you up on our beloved Magnolia, who got great news from her doctor.  Today we'll catch you up another of our hospice pups, the natty and everlastingly besweatered  Bruin.

Bruin has a strange case of constant lung infection.  He can't kick it, so he's living on antibiotics, and gets meds 4 times a day, including the antibiotics, a broncho-dilator, health and immunity supplements, and cough medicine.  The poor guy!

But at least his foster parents bury the meds in yummy satin balls (a concoction designed to put/keep weight on dogs) and she feeds him by hand!  He's so spoiled that he won't eat unless she gives him food tidbit by tidbit.  (Note to royal self:  Get a handmaiden to feed us by hand.  Because we're worth it!)

And his lung condition does not affect his Frenchie weirdness even a little. 
It might even amplify it.  Bruin is a guy who likes his things to be his.  He's really particular about his toys, though.  He verges on the huffy.  He's that guy at work who puts his name on his jar of coffee creamer and then puts the coffee creamer in a lockbox with his name on it. 

Bruin's toys are Bruin's toys.  If you look at his toys, he will gather them up and move them to where you cannot look at them.  If you are tidying up and you put his toys into the toybox, he will climb into the box and lie on top of them, giving you the indignant stink-eye all the while.  Did he ask you to move his toys?  No, he did not.  What's the matter with you?

  If he's really worried about somebody sneaking in and stealing his toy, he will fall asleep with the toy in his mouth. 

He also doesn't like it when laundry day comes around and the dirty beds get washed and clean ones take their place.  If he wanted clean beds, he'd wash them himself!  It took him and his foster siblings days to get the beds smelling just right, and now they have to start all over again! 

People are so thoughtless. 

Dogs like Bruin who are in our hospice program aren't ready or suitable for adoption because of ongoing health issues.  Sometimes we make dogs hospice because they are elderly and we think a move to another home would be too disruptive or confusing. 

Hospice dogs will stay in their foster families for the remainder of their natural lives, or until their conditions resolve to the point that they might be adoptable.  We are very proud of our hospice program, and it's only possible because our friends and supporters send us donations to help.  So from all of FBRN's hospice foster families, and from Bruin and his hospice friends, thank you!

You make it possible for Bruin to keep bopping along in his ridiculous, grumpy way, with one eye on his toy box and one eye--ok, well, who knows where.  Somewhere else.

With no intention of manifesting or laying claim to any of Bruin's toys, we remain

The Frog Princess


bjwalsh said...

Aww, Junior would also be SO offended about rearranging HIS toys. And yes, stink-eye for you; if you moved his bed to vacuum under it! Please, give Bruin a thump on the side for me.

Laura M said...

You have an incredible talent for bringing each Frenchie to life! Thank You. I know Im looking at an old update, but still glad to get them.