Bandit (formerly known as Tex) needs an angel and soft place to nap!
He was found stuck in the mud in a creekbed. No telling how long he was there. A good samaritan hoisted him into a pickup and took him to a 24 hour vet. He arrived weak, dehydrated, trembling and barely able to stand. The vets observed him overnight and then transported him to the county shelter, where he stayed for 10 days. CBCR made a foster home available and for now, he has comfortable accommodations, a fluffy bed, fresh water, tasty supper and treats and full access to a shady backyard. He’s perked up so much and actually enjoys exploring his new space – checking out the smells and the comfortable grassy spots.
Bandit is believed to be around 17 years old. He was a beautiful boy in his day (weren’t we all!) and inside, he is the same sweet puppy. He does have some arthritis and losing a few pounds wouldn’t hurt. Besides the achy joints, he is remarkably healthy for such an old gentleman. He is up to date, now. on shots and was neutered long ago. This boy is as sweet as can be. He’s probably spent his long life as a farm dog, so is not accustomed to a leash. Even so, he is willing to keep his room clean as long as he can get outside often enough. He loves to be petted and fussed over and loves chicken flavored treats. He will be put on meds to relieve arthritis which, along with a diet restriction, should help him get around more easily. No heroics needed, just simple comfort.
There is nothing more rewarding than sharing love and comfort for a gentle creature. Bandit doesn’t ask for much. A little kindness will do so much. If you think you could help this old fellow enjoy his last few months, please consider adopting or becoming his foster. His gratitude will warm your heart. Please consider Bandit! The commitment won’t be long term, but will mean everything to this old fellow.