Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Meet Cecil

I want you all to meet our new foster dog; his name is Cecil. His name was Skeeter, but he told mom and dad that he didn't like that name much!



Anyway, do any of you know why his name is Cecil? It's because the meaning of Cecil of "blind" and low and behold, this fella is!



Cecil (formerly Skeeter) has a pretty unfortunate story. Seems Cecil, who is 6 years old had a family of his own once and when his mom and dad didn’t get along any longer and decided to divorce, seems poor Cecil got stuck in the middle of it all. He was left chained in a garage, sometimes for days upon end until he became a malnourished ball of mats and sores. Just look at the pictures of poor Cecil still locked in that terrible garage before he came to rescue. Under all that fur, he was covered in terrible sores and he was underweight. Imagine that! Me, big Mackie boy that I am cannot imagine being under weight-hehehe!







Anyway, the man in the family knew that Cecil wasn’t being cared for and when he was approached, he agreed to release him to rescue. Cecil needed lots of cleaning and they had to shave him down to get all the mats off. He had to have prednisone and other meds to take care of all the sores on his body and his ear infections due to malnourishment. With all his vaccinations updated, a good round of medications and some good food for a change, Cecil is the picture of health these days. His skin is almost completely clear (mom is still giving him medicated baths and some topical spray for some redness in his armpits) but he looks great- don’t you think?

Problem for poor Cecil is that he’s blind. Well, he has about 10% vision total- he can see light, but pretty much can’t make out shapes or faces or anything. He walks into everything and mom guides him when they are walking---she’s his seeing eye person! Heheh!

The good news for Cecil is that it’s only cataracts which are keeping him from having eyesight. The bad news is that it looks like the surgery is about $3000 to get him “repaired.” Urgh! No way mom and dad can swing that! So, mom would like to ask all my doggy pals and their families to help if you can!

We really think that baby Cecil should have a shot at a normal life. He’s already had it so bad and he’s only 6 years old, as you all know is pretty young for a WFT. And Cecil is a really great boy! He’s housebroken, crate trained, gets along with other dogs (as a matter of fact, he loves other dogs!) loves kids, all people, walks well on a leash, is really gentle and loving and mom says is one of the sweetest WFT’s she’s ever known.

If you can, will you help us get Cecil’s eye’s fixed? Please donate in Cecil’s name directly to American Fox Terrier Rescue or to the Fox Terrier Network's Rescue Fund
Both of those links have info about where to send donations and have a paypal button for instant help! But please remember to mark it for Cecil or he may not get it. Thanks so much for any help you can give! It means all the world to Cecil and to all us wires!

8 comments:

TwoSpecialWires said...

Aww. Cecil's story made us all leaky. We are so glad he is in your caring hands and with your loving family now. We're two little rescues who know what it means to get love and care after years of abuse and neglect. We want all little dogs to have the opportunities that we've had. Thank you for helping Cecil and other dogs like him. You are angels.

Love,
Jake and Fergi (from Midwest and Colorado WFT rescue)

William Tell said...

No dog deserves to be neglected like that, even if his family is having personal problems of their own. We're so glad Cecil is being taken care of now. He sounds like a great little fellow!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

P.S. If I could talk Mom into tossing Cap out, we would take Cecil in a heartbeat. But...she won't do it. I think she loves him best.

Gus said...

OK, we know how to do that. They take paypal you know, which helps me a lot.

gussie d

Joe Stains said...

Poor Cecil, what a terrible life he has had so far. BUT we are sure that his life has turned around now. We can't get the links to work for the sites to donate?!

Eric said...

Mackie. I'm barkless how they could of treated poor Cecil like that. My heart is all leaky for him like Mom's eyes. How wagging your leggeds have taken him in and given him such a caring and loving home, I'm cheering them. And Cecil too, what a sweet boy.I'll go to Mom's paypal and send some money for Cecil. Paws crossed for a truly happy end to his story. Let us know how he's doing Mackie.

Wiry wags n kissies Eric xxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, what a sweet boy! Thank doG that you rescued him, Mackie, and that he's away from all of that evilness!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh dear Pl2 is so leaky we hope she can see the Pay Pal button......and she wants to chain the man and woman in the garage for awhile but she said she won't use her pay pal button for them...WE ARE ON IT Love and kisses A+A

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Oh this is SHAMEFUL! Even when my rents aren't getting along they STILL pet me and love me and feed me!

I've stolen Mommy's paypaw login info so I will definitely make a donation!

Those you-mans need to be chained up with no food for a while.

Bussie Kissies
Buster