Lexi #4 Chocolate Labrador Retriever Female 5 Years Old ID #3065
Meet Lexi! She is sweet 5 year old chocolate Labrador that just arrived into Brookline’s care from Juniata County with her sister, Kassy!
Please read her blog from the bottom up!
September 28, 2022
Last Thursday, Lexi and I took a ride to see a specialist to hopefully get some answers on her leaking. The ride was a 45 minute ride each way and she was great in the car. Lexi just sat there and enjoyed the ride. Lexi was so well behaved at the vets office. I think she was just enjoying meeting all the new people and the other dogs. She had no problem going with the vet tech to get an ultrasound. The vet tech said some farm dogs have an issue with having to be on their back while having the ultrasound done. Not Lexi, she just laid on her back and gave them no issues while having the ultrasound done. The doctor looked at the ultrasound and as we thought, Lexi will need surgery to correct her incontinence. Lexi will have the surgery next month. We are hoping this surgery will stop her leaking. Wish her luck!
September 20, 2022
Miss. Lexi is making herself quite at home here as you can tell by the photo below.
She is such a sweet dog and just wants to be loved. And of course petted too!!
Lexi has been with us just over 5 weeks now and Lexi has settled into a routine here. Lexi likes being off the farm and living with our family. Lexi likes to be outside especially if someone or another dog is outside with her. You will usually find her on a deck or chewing a stick she finds in the yard. If you go inside without her, she wants to be inside as well. Lexi does have some separation anxiety, which I plan on talking with the doctor about. She just wants to know you are still around! We could never forget about Miss. Lexi!
My resident dogs gets along well. They eat in the same area and drink from the same water bowl. Lexi and my resident dog Natalie share the same over sized chair. They both love this chair!
Lexi has her doctor’s appointment this week, so wish us well!! Hopefully we can find out what is causing her incontinence.
September 4, 2022
Lexi has been with us for 3 weeks and she is settling in nicely. Lexi loves everyone and everything. She has a good amount of energy especially in the morning but she will settle down after she gets her pets and attention from everyone in the house. She’s a snuggly load sometimes but will happily snuggle up next to you after she gets comfortable. Lexi’s appetite has grown since her 1st week with us. In the beginning she would not finish her meals, probably because there was lot of new sights and sounds, but now she eats all of her meals. We are still working on Lexi taking treats with less gusto. Some treats she takes nicely and others treats, Lexi takes them with more vigor than I would like. A work in progress…Since Lexi is incontinent and we wont be seeing a specialist until the end of the September to address her issue, we have decided to use pee pads instead of diapers. Lexi hates diapers. Lexi will either find a way to get it off in one piece or chew it off. Once she found out how to rub up against things to get the diaper off, it was pretty much impossible to keep them on her. So pee pads are the way works best for everyone. We put pee pads on her favorite chair so she can enjoy the chair when inside. Lexi loves being outside, especially when she finds a shady spot in the grass or a spot on the deck. All the dogs like being on the deck together and interact great with each other even on the smaller side deck! Lexi is an absolutely lovable dog that seems to just enjoy people and the life she’s gotten since leaving the farm. We love having her around and look forward to getting her only issue worked out and off to her forever home!
August 20, 2022
Lexi has flown the coop and has landed in her foster home until she is ready to find her forever home!! Lexi came to our house on Sunday afternoon and has adapted to her new home like she has lived in a home for her whole life.
Lexi was introduced to my two residents dogs and they did great. Each dog was respectful of each others space.
Lexi loves all types of people. Though, I have found Lexi’s tail thumps hardest when she sees my 8 year old son or my husband. She loves people especially ones that give pets! Even though she loves people, she is not a Velcro dog at all. Lexi has no problem finding a comfy place to lay and she is golden!
Lexi is a 5 years old dog and with any 5 year old dog, she has energy to burn off. I am happy to say she can settle very nicely when that energy wears off. I have found her napping on the over-sized chair or in her crate. Lexi is crate trained and has no problem going into her crate at night or if I have to go out for a while. I think she finds comfort in the crate.
Lexi shows no food motivation at this moment. She takes her time at meal time. We are working with Lexi on taking treats with less eagerness. The word “gentle” works well for Lexi. Lexi does know the command for sit and down.
Lexi has an appointment at the end of the month to hopefully help her with her incontinence issue! Wish us luck!!
July 28, 2022
Lexi came into rescue over a month ago, and still hasn’t found an available foster to get her acclimated to life in a home yet, but she is still learning lots of new things at Kamp like the joys of a squeaky hedgehog! Before her surgery, Lexi really had fun cooling off in the pool in the hot weather!She had surgery late last week to be spay. Lexi does have some urinary incontinence that is being treated with Proin but without a lot of success so while they had her under they did explore to see if they could find the potential cause of her leakiness. Instead they found parts of two leashes and a sheet in her stomach that she has had in her since her time on the farm! Oh my!
She has been taking it easy at Kamp after surgery but has been able to get out on some slow walks during recovery. Recovery at Kamp is hard since there is not always someone to dote and love on this sweet patient. Due to her surgeries she needs small frequent meals and a few different medications throughout the day to help ease her discomfort. Lexi deserves to be getting some constant loving in a quiet home to help her feel better faster!
Lexi is looking for a cat-free/small dog free home with someone who is home more often than not that can work with her to help solve her medical issues and get her feeling better. Is it you?
July 14, 2022
Lexi loves exploring the big yard, going for walks and playing in the kiddie pool and the pond! Both she and her sister, Kassy, are very curious and friendly and are enjoying lots of love from the staff at BCK. They have also met and played with several other dogs. They are still not interested in toys, but like bones. Lexi is a pro at leash walking!
Lexi will be spayed soon – send good thoughts for an easy spay, and stay tuned for updates.
July 7, 2022
Lexi is loving her new found freedom at BCK.
She loves being able to run around the huge fenced yards, but especially loves the pond! It turns out she is a real water girl, and loves nothing more than to splash around on these hot days.
She and sister Kassy are learning how fun life can be now that they are done having babies.
Lexi is great on leash and loves everyone she meets! She is a super friendly, very affectionate young lady.
She also loves other dogs – she has done well with every one she has met.
Lexi and her sister, Kassy, are still waiting for a foster home so they can learn more about all the good things that life has to offer! They’ve heard that living with people full-time is awesome!
June 20, 2022
Since Lexi was not a big fan of the foster’s cat, she joined her sister, Kassy at Canine Kamp until another foster home can be found for her. Her trainer just met her today, and reported that she is very sweet, and doing well. She did say that Lexi walked nicely on the leash and like her sister wasn’t at all interested in her boring treats or the ball. Please stay tuned for more updates as they learn more about her at Kamp.
June 19, 2022
Today I pick up Lexi. Kassy continued on her way with to BCK, where she’ll stay temporarily until a foster home becomes available. Lexi was very good in the car, she sat in the back nicely with her nose out the window until we reached the highway then she put her nose in and enjoyed the AC.
On the way home we stopped at a pet wash station and we both got a bath. LOL. She was not a fan and was very scared but was such a good girl for it. I didn’t even attempt the drier. I noticed she leaked some urine on the blanket in the back seat and on her leash.
We sent our puppy, Mazie (7 months) to doggy daycare today as we were out of the house most of the day and I figured it would help burn off her puppy energy so she wouldn’t overwhelm Lexi. When Lexi and I arrived at home no one was back yet so I let her check out the backyard, she enjoyed some sniffs, checked out some toys and did her business (pees and poop). She looked interested in the ball so I threw it and she chased it but didn’t pick it up.
Lexi and I took a walk to the ball park around the corner to meet my daughter, husband and Mazie. She walked well on her leash and seem to enjoy the walk. We did walk down a busy street and she didn’t seem to mind the traffic sounds.
She met my daughter, Madelyn (6yo) first and met her with a wagging tail and kisses on her hand. Then she met Mazie on leash and all seemed to be good, we took a walk around the ball park together and the dogs seemed fine with each other so we proceeded home. My husband and daughter walked Lexi back and ❤ They I drove Mazie home. We let them sniff again in the back yard and then gave them free roam together for a bit and all is well. Mazie did try to mount Lexi one time and Lexi corrected her and that was that, no issues thus far between the dogs.
We brought Lexi in and she checked out the house and all the rooms, we locked our one cat in the bathroom while Lexi checked everything out. He can be a bit of bully to new pets so we’ll keep them separate for a few days. She checked out some left overs on the counter my husband was heating up. For a dog that’s lived her whole life outside she sure does know her way around the kitchen. She didn’t have any true accidents in the houses but she seems to be leaking urine and urinating very frequently. I’m hoping it’s just anxiousness but I think the leaking could be a more chronic issue or UTI.
We’ve been enjoying a lot of time outside with both pups with some intervals of checking out inside. Lexi is far more content outside and sat in my lap in the grass let me rub her, brush her and soaked up all the love she could. She’s been really great with everyone and enjoying as much attention as she can get.
We wanted to start dinner so I put Lexi in my husband’s office, in her crate with her dinner and a knuckle bone. She didn’t touch her dinner or the bone but she has been loving the freeze-dried chicken livers treats I’ve been giving her. I have some homemade dog food and I’m going to use that to entice her to eat. We left Lexi in the crate for about 15 minutes while we prepared dinner and fed Mazie. We came back to a broken crate; she broke the plastic bottom piece and must have bent the frame of the door trying to get herself out. My husband had to bend it back to free her. She was overly stressed and ran out back and hide under my patio table. It took her about 10 minutes to settle and come out and rest at my feet while I sat outside.
We are brainstorming some ideas for sleeping arrangements tonight because the crate just seems to really put her over the edge. She does enjoy sitting close on the couch so I see that in our future for tonight.
Overall, Lexi is the sweetest, most beautiful love bug. I know it’s going to take her a bit to settle into life off the farm and into a home with endless amount of love.
Will update again soon.
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