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OSCAR PART 2 –TEAM WORK

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Surely you remember Oscar who was being fed by Lynn (UK) who contacted AWL for help because she noticed Oscar was an older gentleman and his eyes looked grey. Mia took him to an eye specialist who is from Napoli, but working at a clinic in Roma. Different examinations were made and to see if there was an infection behind the cornea, a yet more advanced examination had to be made.

Oscar couldn’t be put out on the street again. As an older gentleman we wouldn’t know when or if he would become blind. Trina became his foster mother and she has made beautiful adoption fliers . We wanted to do the eye examination that could tell us more about his sight — and future.

I talked with and made an appointment with Dr Alexandria and Trina brought him there. She is the one taking these lovely pictures, like the one above of Oscar kissing Dr Alexandria.

Ahhhh, lovely drugs kicking in!

Top team Dr Alexandria and Dr Longo always provide excellent treatment. AWL thanks them for helping the strays — giving them a second chance. Trina, you are amazing, working hard to help Oscar to find “the home” and I know you paid for his vaccination and microchip, and driving him to the vet clinic. Lynn for sponsoring with 1/3 for the eye examinations and AWL paid 2/3.

You are wonderful helping the strays and for understanding that with team work we can do magic!

OSCAR THE STRAY’S EYE’S ARE GETTING CHECKED

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Oscar has long been fed by an English Lady (Lynn) out on the busy streets. Recently, she contacted me asking if we could help him to have his eyes checked because they didn’t look well. I picked Oscar up, lovely little guy, 10 years old and so great in the car, and lovely in the clinic. The eye specialist Dr Alexandria, is working up in Rome but I got an appointment with her at Dr Damiani’s office. For one hour a very thorough examination was conducted. I admire these strays, they are so lovely, calm and gentle.

He got a check up, he was already castrated. But what a guy, we were three persons picking on him and he didn’t do a thing. He was put on a muzzle only when his ears were being checked, he were very sensitive about his ears and instruments had to go in and remove “glued hair.” So the muzzle was if he would defend himself, you never know, and must be careful. But Oscar….was great.

He has cataracts on both eyes but one is worse and he will become blind on that eye in a couple of months, without expensive treatment.

How I wish we had the hospice/clinic now, that would be a perfect place for Oscar to retire from the street. A blind stray won’t survive a busy street, or find food.

DAISY IS A NADA

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Daisy didn’t see well and fell down between the seats in my SUV.

Remember the English Setter that collapsed in my arms? She stayed at Dr Damiani’s clinic for observation and we also found out that she had an Italian microchip. Dr Damiani found the owner (after some detective work, nothing is easy here) and the owner had made a police report 3 weeks earlier about their missing English Setter.

Daisy stayed at our house and we discovered that something was wrong with her. She constantly bumped into things. When we would open the big pen door, she came out from the dog house and turned to the wall looking very confused. She was acting like she couldn’t see. She ran into our dogs, the children’s yard toys, and you had to guide her into her pen again and to her food plate.

I called Dr Damiani and asked for an appointment with their eye specialist. It was now lunch time and we were going to meet the owners in the evening.

I wanted to do everything in my power to figure out what was wrong. I couldn’t stand myself handing over a dog telling the owner that “something is wrong” I would never get inner peace, constantly wondering what it was, and why and would the owner continue searching for Daisy’s health?
The eye specialist made a very long examination with different tests. Daisy had a slight eye infection.
In the waiting room Daisy tried to walk through the glass door, like she didn’t see it. She bumped her head into Dr Damiani’s desk twice. It was heartbreaking…..

I had seen this kind of behavior in Bosnia after the war, there were many dogs with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Maybe Daisy had it?
We took blood samples that hopefully will tell us what is wrong. We will have the results at the end of this week. Keep your paws crossed for her.

We went home to take care of other things and Olivia walked Daisy. What a wonderful dog.
I was nervous for the meeting with the owners on this evening, so many questions.
At 18.30 I brought Daisy to her–who’s real name is Nada–owner, actually the true owner is the father in the family, who adopted Nada from a hunter. His daughter and her husband came to pick up Nada. Nada hadn’t qualified as a hunter, and so came to this family a couple of years ago. This couple promised to follow up with Nada’s health, and it felt very nice to know that Nada was a wanted — and missed— dog, heading to her home.

I cannot stop thinking though that no one stoped and picked Nada up to check if she had an owner! I could see how many there are that just doesn’t want to get involved, or have the time. And also, in this region with 70,000 strays, she was one among them all.
Can it be that the amore in the universe brought she and I together so that she could get home again?