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Update on Van Gogh - Feb.11



Vinnie had a good day today ... then again, any day that Vinnie wakes up perky, alert, and feeling better is a good day. If you caught our morning update, then you know that Vinnie is becoming quite vocal now! He now yodels and whines for his breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is so great to see. It's also great to see Vinnie getting up from time to time and walking to another area of his room to relieve himself. It's quite amazing, considering he has two seriously injured front legs and a broken hind leg. He's not letting it slow him down though, and he now takes a few tiny walks around his room every day.

What is not so great to see is that since Vinnie is so alert now, we're learning more about him by the personality that he is showing. He shows signs of being abused, which just breaks our hearts. If you reach for him too quickly or over him, he cringes, squints and goes down. We will fix this .. the more love and attention he gets from us, the faster he will put his terrible past behind him. We have also been able to clean him up in little areas of his body that won't hurt his wounds, and are noticing more and more punctures on him. Little Vinnie really has been through hell and he amazes us every day with his strength and will to live.

Vinnie was absolutely thrilled today to get himself a giant orthopedic bed and just rolled around in delight! As you can see, we surround him with all of the gifts that you all have sent, including toys, blankets, cards and more, and he is so grateful. He seems to have figured out that it feels good to stretch again so he's been doing that all day today, as you can see here. You can also see a little more of his underside in this one photo. The injuries to the insides of his front legs are absolutely horrific so we haven't showed much of that, but we are doing everything in our power to help them heal. We now prop one leg on a blanket when he lays down to get some air in there, and it helps. Vinnie still has such a long way to go, but every day he shows improvement.

Thank you all for your support and prayers for our little guy. Please keep them coming, and please contribute to our Res-Q Fund for the continued care that Vinnie will need over the next several months. Thank you all so much, and we'll update on our invincible Vinnie again soon.

Read about Van Gogh's rescue or click on any of the links at right to follow Vinnie's progress.

2/11/2014

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Van Gogh - Update - Post Surgery April 15
Van Gogh - Update - April 13
Van Gogh - Update April 11 - Spa Day!
Rusty - Emaciated Puppy, Left on Local Porch
Buddy the Dane, Neglected, Heartworm Positive
Van Gogh - Update - April 10
Rubin - Tied to Apt. Radiator for 6 Years
Van Gogh and Aslan - April 8
Van Gogh - Update - April 7
Van Gogh - Update - April 3
Van Gogh - Update - April 1
Van Gogh - Update - March 27
Van Gogh - Update March 26 - Meeting Cats!
Van Gogh - Update - March 25
Butch - Lived at the End of A Chain
Van Gogh - Update March 20
Nina - Post-Surgery Update - Up and Walking!
Star Now Alone - Owner Killed in Afghanistan
Van Gogh - Update from North Star - March 19
Van Gogh - His Journey So Far in Video
Van Gogh - Upate March 15 - Spa Day!
Van Gogh - Update March 14 - And Kashi!
Mariposa - Found Injured, Emaciated on the Street
Nina - Follow-Up on Her Surgery
Van Gogh Update- March 13
Van Gogh Update - March 11
Kashi - Update March 11
Kashi Follow-Up - Surgery Successful, Has A Way to Go
Kashi - Found Emaciated and Abandoned
Van Gogh Update - March 9
Van Gogh Update - March 8 - Surgeries Needed
Calamity - Emaciated and Abused
Van Gogh - Update March 6
Van Gogh - March 4
Van Gogh - Update March 1
Blossom - In Need of Further Medical Help
Casey - Found on Street with Severe Mange
Emerald - A Gem in Need of Our Help
Van Gogh - Update Feb.28
Bartlett - Rescued from Collapsed Building Roof
Van Gogh Update - Feb.27
Van Gogh - Update Feb.26 - II
Van Gogh Update - Feb.26
Van Gogh Update - Feb.25
Van Gogh Update - Feb. 22
Nina - Back at AHS, Needing Surgery
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Van Gogh Update - Feb.16
Van Gogh Update - Feb. 14-latest
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Van Gogh Update - Feb. 13
Van Gogh Update - Feb. 10
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Update on Van Gogh - 2/4
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