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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. Cleaning up after the fur babies can be some hard work. Since we moved into the new house in 2010 we haven't had so much to clean up, thank goodness for that. Hobo and Peaches vomit sometimes which leaves a mess to clean up and can stain the carpet if you don't jump right on it. Izzie has his problem with throwing up hair balls. Sue buys the cat food that helps prevent that, but it still happens. Well one adventure has ended with the 73 Lincoln and now begins another as I try to find a forever home for it. Whoever gets this jewel will have a car that will be almost bullet proof for a while. However anything can happen to a 42 year old car. Everything from the cooling system, fuel system, engine, transmission, A/C, brakes, has been gone through. I wouldn't be afraid to take a trip to California in it. It is such a classic they just don't make them like that anymore. The fur babies are fine. Suzie has been eating as if she really is hungry as she cleans her bowl so the change of wet food mixed in with the dry food has met with her approval. Hobo will eat anything, it doesn't matter to her what it is as long as she can get her mouth on it. Peaches still has a good appetite even at fourteen years old. Gosh I think she may live to be twenty the way she is going. Izzie is doing great. He and Peaches are the same age and what is amazing with Izzie is he still doesn't have any gray or white hair mixed into his coat. He can still jump up on the bed and the couch. Last evening Sue and I were sitting in the great room when we heard a thud on one of the sliding glass doors. Another bird had run into one of the doors and was dead. That makes about six or seven birds that have done that. Okay I need to get moving so I hope everyone has a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 07/28/15 06:47am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

It is finally finished and Sue is holding me to my word that I am going to sell it. So It is up for sale. http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/Levi449/016_zpstnktc1gm.jpg
Dixie Flyer 07/27/15 05:00pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/Levi449/016_zpstnktc1gm.jpg It is finished. Spent $7,000.00 in restoration, but it is now in great shape. All of the drive train is perfect. It has 61,000 miles on it. Now Sue says I have to keep my word and find a home for it.
Dixie Flyer 07/27/15 04:55pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. I am reminded of Levi when we went to the Old Fella Rally in Colorado and our trip to Yellowstone. Both trips Levi had a bad case of the runs and each time it was due to tape worms. The nasty little things get into the dog's system from fleas. The dog ingests the flea and it turns into a tape worm. Levi had such a thick coat it was hard keeping the fleas off of him. In Colorado we had guest from Good Sam's Highway magazine over and we hadn't been able to get Levi to a vet. When the guest arrived we put Levi in the bedroom, the noise of him pooping and running was coming through the bedroom door, the smell was all over, very embarrassing to say the least. On our trip to West Yellowstone Montana we took Levi to a vet in town who only came on Wednesdays. I wondered what kind of vet he would be, but he diagnosed Levi with Tape worm and hit the nail on the head. The next morning when we took Levi for a walk he pooped and you could see pieces of the tape worm in the stool. For some reason Levi was susceptible to stomach aliments and GI track problems all of his life. On the bright side he was a real sweetheart, a real love sponge. If you remember it was Levi who welcomed Old Fella into camp and started a friendship that went nation wide. Come to think of it, Old Fella never had an accident in the house or camper at any time. Gosh he was one special soul. Fella changed forever the way I look at an old stray dog. I really believe the older dogs when rescued really realize in a big way what has been done for them. Charlie, Fella and Mama all three were real heart dogs. Charlie really broke my heart because he didn't stay with us long. I was devastated when he was diagnosed with bone cancer. Remember his story? He was surrendered to the city dog pound when he was nine years old. We had the inmates from the county jail working there helping with socializing the dog and clean up. I had just made a run to Augusta to get dog food and was putting the food in the shelter while the inmates were walking the dogs. We got ready to leave and Charlie was missing. We looked all over and couldn't find him. I decided to lock up and drive down the road to see if I could find him. When I walked to the truck there was Charlie waiting for me. I had left the door open and he climbed in. I called Sue and told her I was bringing another old fella home with me. He was so well mannered and so obedient. He loved a ball and found every lost ball there was in the back yard. Charlie stayed with us for three months before he passed. He was such a loss to us as we had just gone through losing Old Fella and now Charlie. But on the horizon was another heart dog coming our way, Mama with her baby Hobo. Mama was with us for five years, living to a ripe old age of fifteen. We have had some wonderful dogs in our lives, all of which made special inroads into our lives. Bart was our first special dog which came by way of Ava. He was nine months old when we got him and he was a handful in the beginning. He took an instant dislike to me and it was an uphill struggle for a month until we settled who was the Alpha. My vet advised me to put him down on our first visit as to his words, "He was a vicious dog that some day would tear me apart". That is another story for another time. Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day, Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and be sure to tell some one you love them.
Dixie Flyer 07/27/15 06:50am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good afternoon everybody. It has been a busy day so far. Now it is time to relax and take it easy. I intend to take a nap and just do nothing for the rest of the day. The dog cone reminds me of Levi when he would get his hot spots. He looked so pitiful with the cone and he would bang into everything. I would take it off for short periods just to give him a break but as soon as he would start to go after the hot spot I would put it back on. I had never seen the kind you blow up. neat idea. I hope everyone has a blessed day and be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell some one you love them.
Dixie Flyer 07/26/15 12:05pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. Welcome 2many2 to the Old Fella thread the longest running, most friendly thread on the RV forum. When I think of all the puppies and adult dogs that have been helped through Old Fella I am grateful to be able to say Sue and I have been a part of it. As you know I love the older dogs and they really appreciate the help they are given. When I think of Fella and Mama I think of the love they gave for the rest of their lives. Mama really was a heart dog. From the very first moment she came into our home she bonded with all of us. She wanted to be with me every where I went. She loved to ride in the truck and thought of it as her own personal vehicle. Whenever it left the yard she thought she should be in it. I miss her greatly and remember with love the time she spent with us and the travels we made together. Fella took a while to adjust to family life with us but it didn't take long to figure things out and know he had found heaven on earth. As all of you know both Fella and Mama were expensive to keep up, but we never regretted for one minute the cost of keeping them comfortable and with us. Even when we knew Fella had cancer I couldn't give him up until I knew that keeping him here was not being loving and responsible. That Saturday in 2008 was a day I will remember as Sue and I watched him suffering knowing it was time to help him cross the Bridge. Even then Fella managed to wag his tail and act happy when I would talk to him. After the vet took Mama into the back and put the IV in her leg she was brought back into the room where I was waiting. She sat down in front of me with a big smile on her face acting as if she was going back home with me. I stroked her head and hugged her knowing it was the last time I would be able to do that. It still brings tears to my eyes to think of that moment with her. I am sitting here now with tears running down my cheeks. Yes they are our children. They depend on us to give them the very best care and always love them no matter what. Okay enough of this as I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and be sure to tell someone you love them,
Dixie Flyer 07/25/15 06:30am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

There was one dog that was nine years old surrendered because he now interfered with family plans. we bought a new truck almost a year ago and haven't been able to use it for the camper yet because of a multitude of things that have come up and most were animal issues. Quincy came down with Diabetes.. Jessie (our working border collie) starting having strokes and finally one killed her. Bree got a UTI. and 2 weeks into the treatments she quit eating and then that night she had wrethcing episodes. The blood test showed her ph to be to high and she's got problems with her GI tract and she is very dehydrated and potassium level is borderline. She spent yesterday and last night hooked up to IVs at the vets and today also. She is improving. We spent time with her today and took her outside to play. We did get her to run back and forth to each of us but she is spending the night again because the Vets would feel better if she started having BMs before she comes home. And while the other dogs are having their problems Zena, our Anatolia Shepard, came down with mange,we feel like bad parents but it's an on the job hazard due to her job of removing threatening creatures from her territory and coyotes so often have it them. So she is getting medications also. So what do we do get rid of all of them because they are interfering with our plans and costing us money?? No we don't even think of getting rid of them. We love them and we do what we can to take care of them. Just as we would with any family member. God bless you
Dixie Flyer 07/24/15 05:26pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. It is cloudy tis morning at 75 degrees. Hopefully we will get some much needed rain today along with cooler temps. I have been busy posting about dogs that need help on facebook. There are so many who need homes and so many who are being surrendered by owners. There was one dog that was nine years old surrendered because he now interfered with family plans. Oh my gosh what a shameful thing. Lucky for him he found a home quickly so I am sure he is now receiving the care and love he needs and deserves. I look at Suzie and think of Anna and Sarah of how they were saved and found homes. Then I began to think of all the thousands that have been rescued by Old Fella and thank God for a "Very Old Stray" that started a rescue organization that has been around now for nine years. I hope all is well with everyone this morning. The end of July is coming and soon it will be August, then September and then October. I hope we have a great turn out for the Old Fella Rally in Sevierville this October. I am looking forward to seeing the friends of Old Fella and enjoying fellowship around a campfire. Olay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 07/24/15 06:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

There was a time limit on the donated property that has come and gone. The Burke County Commissioners have made some effort with donations for spay and neuter programs. But time has come to finance a real animal Rescue effort. With recent TV exposure and some graffic videos attention has been raised to the point that stonewalling is no longer an option.
Dixie Flyer 07/23/15 11:07am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. A lot of pressure has been brought to Burke County Commissioners. WRDW channel 12 news in Augusta aired a segment on the plight of the animals of Burke County and the lack of help over the years to support the Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue. The Commissioners said they were unaware that the people of Burke County wanted animal services. They were reminded back in 2007 the people with a majority vote approved to have animal service in Burke County. Videos clips shown of channel 12 brought immediate reaction from the people not only from Burke County but from a many other States and cities. Old Fella Rescue had a productive meeting with the Commissioners yesterday, that according to members of Old Fella. Lets hope this will turn into help to rescue the stray animals of Burke County. I need to get moving as I have to take the F350 in for service this morning and by there by 8:30. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and be sure to tell someone you love them. Have a blessed day and I will talk with you later.
Dixie Flyer 07/23/15 04:34am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning Foofs! Today is "hump day" so we are halfway through the work week. Looking forward to the weekend and hanging out with the doggies. I hope everyone has a great day today! Burch I remember when Wednesday was mid week and looking forward to the weekend. Now that I am retired the weekend runs Monday through Sunday:B Good morning everyone. Today I can rest from my daily chores as I have to keep my foot elevated. I had surgery yesterday on my left foot so I have an excuse. The problem Sue is making a list of things that are building up for me to do when I am able to get around. The fur gang is fine. They have enjoyed being inside away from the heat. The high temperatures have been relentless. I hope we get some relief soon with some rain and cooler weather. I have been reading about folks leaving dogs in cars during this heat wave. Some K9 working dogs have been victims of being left in cars. When you have a partner and you leave him in a car for seven hours in this heat????? What in Gods name are people thinking when they do something like that. I know.... they aren't thinking at all.:? Lately there has been so much going on in the news, most of it not good. I don't know when we will see our people come together and stop this arguing and fighting. We can take a lesson from our fur friends and watch how they get along with each other. I was watching some puppies on face book the other day have such a good time in room full of balls. It was so funny and enjoyed to see them play and have fun. It didn't matter to them what each looked like, it didn't matter how big, how small, what color, they were just having the time of their lives. It didn't matter if one of them had too many balls or none at all. The lesson we can learn from them is don't sweat the small stuff and its all small stuff. Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and be sure to tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 07/22/15 06:44am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. It is going to be another hot one today. Being inside with the A/C sounds like the best option. I have to go see the foot doctor to have an ingrowing toenail cut out, done this before, no big deal. The fur gang has been for their walk. Peaches walks as far as she likes and then heads home. I have to watch out for her as she is about completely deaf and her eye sight is poor. So to keep her out of harm's way I either have to walk with her or put her on a leash. Hobo has to be leashed because she wants to wander off on her own and come home when she feels like it. Suzie is the only one that is obedient and walks with us and comes when she is called. We have the best tomatoes growing in our yard. They are sweet and the right size for sandwiches or sliced for the plate as a vegetable. We used to have the rot on the bottom until we added lime to the soil and that stopped that. Old Fella Rescue has their plate full and really needs help. They have more rescues than they can handle. Some are being boarded until they can have a foster home. The Burke County Commissioners are still holding out on helping with a permanent place in the budget. This has been going on for nine years, but people support has broadened and pressure is being brought for them to do something. The County Commissioner Chairman say taxes would have to be raise to fund an animal shelter and they are afraid to raise taxes as they fear the people would get angry. We will see as the days unfold just what they come up with. Okay I need to go so I will wish everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 07/21/15 07:33am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

The heat and humidity have been stifling here. Yesterday, the heat index (feels like) got to 105 in Philly. Today will be another scorcher, maybe not quite as bad. A front is coming through tomorrow, and relief is expected by Wednesday. I got the results of my latest PET scan today. As some of you know, I have been diagnosed twice with melanoma, the last time at the end of '13. The scan was clear (at least as clear as any would be at my age). I remain cancer-free. Great news Gary
Dixie Flyer 07/20/15 09:42am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. The weather still is the hot topic.;) It is better to stay inside with the heat index so high. It looks as if we will continue to have temps close to the nineties and above for another week. The fur gang is enjoying the A/C in the house but still want their outings at certain times of the day. With the heat the homeless animals suffer and need our help. Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue has their hands full trying to stay up with all the calls they receive about stray dogs and cats. People are dumping puppies at dumpsters out in the county expecting them to be picked up by people who have soft hearts. Then there are the female dogs with puppies being dumped without food and water. With the temperatures in the mid to high nineties they don't last long with out help. This year there seems to be a large number of animals being dumped and with the foster homes being hard to come by the system becomes clogged with too many dogs and puppies and not enough foster homes to go around. The answer is putting some of the rescues at the Vets office which cost money. I hope the Burke Country Commissioners will find it in their hearts to help fund the animal rescue effort in Burke County Georgia. Money seems to be the issue with them as they aren't able to find money to put into the project. Offers of buildings and land have been made but without added funds to bring the buildings up to code Old Fella Rescue cannot afford to take the offer. So we have a situation where things are put in limbo with neither side able to come to an agreement. Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and be sure to tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 07/20/15 05:40am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. We had rain late yesterday and the temperature dropped down to 69 last night, a big cool down. Yes I have listed our phones on the do not call list but it doesn't do any good. The fur gang is doing well this morning. There is a female dog on facebook named Katie that has been at the animal control center in Augusta for six months. I am told she is a very sweet girl and very obedient. I wish we could take her, but I am afraid at our ages taking on another pet would only prove to be a hassle for someone else. http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/Levi449/10985051_760468120746463_208786082834551101_n_zpspfu3zxtr.jpg Okay I need to get ready to face the day so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 07/19/15 05:38am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

It's not done. The heater core has to be replaced as well as the Carburetor.
Dixie Flyer 07/18/15 01:13pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Old Fella Rally October 5-12 2015 Great Smoky Mountains

Be sure to give us a thought about your travel plans for October and join us in Sevierville, Tennessee for the Old Fella Rally.
Dixie Flyer 07/18/15 06:41am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning everyone. All is fine at Camp Dixie. The fur gang is happy and looking forward to another day. It is still very hot here in the Deep South with little hope of it cooling off. The chance of rain is almost nothing. Sue is telling me I have a lot to do today so I had better hurry up. I had some things on my own agenda but it seems that will have to take a back seat for now. I guess I had better get going so I will close by wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and be sure to tell someone you love them.
Dixie Flyer 07/18/15 06:40am RV Pet Stop
RE: Old Fella Rally October 5-12 2015 Great Smoky Mountains

Good evening everyone. It is hard to think about Cool weather and October when you are locked into July and its 90+ degrees. But believe me its coming and it will be here before you know it.
Dixie Flyer 07/17/15 06:21pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Old Fella Rally October 5-12 2015 Great Smoky Mountains

Okay folks get ready for the Old Fella Rally in October. Looking forward to seeing everyone and enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains. The night s will be cool and we can sit around the campfire and enjoy telling the adventures we have had since last year, I plan to bring pictures from the first rally held in Branson, Missouri 2006. If you haven't made reservations yet don't wait, do it now!!
Dixie Flyer 07/17/15 06:42am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
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