I wanted to give an update to everyone about our adopted English Mastiff Honey. We adopted Honey almost three years ago in 2009 at the age of three. I had seen her profile online and had been making up my mind about applying for her, as I had had a few mastiffs years ago and loved them. When I finally decided made up my mind to apply for her- she was gone form the web site! it was very disappointing. A few weeks later, THERE SHE WAS AGAIN- back on the site. It seems that her foster mom Nicki had gotten her back , as the home that adopted Honey had a dog that tried to attack Honey. To make a long story short, we drove from South Carolina up to North Carolina to make Honey a part of our family. She is so lovable and sweet and we adore her. About 6 weeks ago, Honey started vomiting and became very weak. We took her to our local vet and he told us to just watch what we feed her. Than, on Sunday, she became worse, so we found a 24 hour emergency hospital in Augusta, GA. We took her there and they took an x-ray and told us she was full of trapped gas. They kept her overnight and let her go home the next day after she managed to eat a little and was able to go to the bathroom as they believed she was ok. (to the tune of $1200!). When we got her home, her vomiting continued to get worse. We were referred by a friend to a Dr Wagner in Leesville. We brought the xrays with us and as soon as she saw it, she said that Honey was suffering from intussusception- or a twisted intestine and that Honey would not survive without surgery. Honey was very painful, but Dr Wagner fixed her with a surgery that resulted in 50 stitches and the removal of 6 inches of intestine. Since that time, Honey is back to her normal happy self. Many thanks to Dr. Wagner- she saved our girl and to SSMR for saving Honey from the animal shelter and letting her be a part of our lives!
The photo of Honey lying down is when she first came into rescue after being dumped at the shelter emaciated after having a littler of puppies. She is a healthy happy girl today!