Luna’s Log – The Curious Case of Cooper

By on June 28, 2017

Luna’s Log – June 28, 2017

The Curious Case of Cooper

Pooh Bear’s Problem with Pee

And a Pregnant Beagle to Boot

Welcome to Luna’s Log – tails of the medical needs of the dogs of Dreamweaver Farms who are waiting for and dreaming of their furever homes. Some of them need a little more than normal to find those homes. With your help, we can give that to them.


s1576nkeeimgckcr.jpgThe Curious Case of Cooper

Seems like sometimes no matter how hard you try, things go wrong. That was the case with Cooper. Cooper is one of 8 puppies we took in last week from a veteran whose two young service dogs had an accidental litter. Pregnancy took place while he was in the hospital and the pet sitter was not watching too closely. He reached out for help and CPR was able to take in the pups.

Our veteran had been trying but living on a limited disability income leaves few funds for puppy needs. The pups (and the adults) were flea infested. Born May 1, 2017 the family had never been dewormed and never had vaccines. We took care of all of that as well as ridding them of fleas and tapeworms but it was a lot of medicine for tiny youngsters that were malnourished from both parasites and not enough good food (money is very tight) but they appeared to be doing well so Friday night, just 3 short days after coming to CPR, the first pup, Cooper, found a home. We thought we were doing a good thing for everybody – our veteran, the pups and our adopter.

Saturday morning, Cooper crashed. He was lethargic and unwilling to eat, a far cry from the playful pup of the evening before. The adopter took him to her local vet clinic. A Parvo test, the first thing a vet thinks of with a rescue pup in the summer was negative. Cooper had a slight fever but perked up with some fluids and an antiobiotic. The new owners kept me informed. We hoped all was well, it had been a momentary thing, perhaps stress from all the moves and all the deworming and defleaing, and he was taken back home. A few hours later I was receiving more phone calls. Cooper was again lethargic and had a seizure. He was lifeless. His eyes were rolling back in his head. He was rushed to emergency. Once again he was hooked up to lifesaving fluids and this time a full blood panel was performed.

The results were curious – Cooper’s blood values were all perfectly normal. He was slightly anemic, but nothing surprising considering his recent flea infestation. X-rays showed perfectly normal. He was responding to the fluids and the vets also started anti convulsant medication. He bounced back quickly but our adoptive family did not. It was too much and Sunday morning, they texted me that they preferred that I pick Cooper up. They were not willing to go further with a dog they had just met. In cooperation with one of our volunteers, I returned Cooper to his litter mates and foster family Sunday afternoon.

Cooper has remained happy, bouncy and playful since coming home. He is gaining weight daily. On the advice of our vet, we stopped all medications and there has been no sign whatsoever of whatever happened Saturday – except for a vet bill totally just over $ 950.

Can you help us pay off Cooper’s bill? We’re keeping Cooper for a week just in case and then he’ll be in to our vet for a followup blood panel. If all looks well, Cooper and his siblings will be up for adoption. Aussie doodle anyone?


As a PS – thanks to generous donors on our Facebook group, CPR offered vetting assistance to our veteran friend which he gratefully accepted. His adult service dogs were spayed and neutered today (no more accidents). We are offering support with dog food, flea and tick preventative and heartworm preventative for the adults and a supply of flea bombs for his home until he can get the parasites under control.

Pictured is puppy dad Reese (top, golden doodle) and puppy mom Ozzie (bottom, Australian shepherd). Reese serves as our veteran’s brace dog and Ozzie alerts him to seizures. With your help and continued support, we’ll do what we can to continue assistance to this very nice man who gave up so much for his country. Thank you friends.

We have 3 black girls, 1 golden girl and 2 black boys available for adoption. One puppy has already found a home with one of our adoption counselors and is thriving. For adoption information on the rest of the puppies, please email applications


Pooh Bear’s Problem with Pee

And then there’s Pooh Bear. Pooh Bear was turned in to a North Carolina shelter when her owner went into


assisted living. She is older and sweet and asks for very little except for a warm spot by the fire. She has obviously been much loved.

But we noticed something funny about Pooh Bear. Pooh could not pee. It does not take much to figure this out and sure enough, one exam later, Pooh Bear was heading for surgery to remove the bladder stones keeping her from being able to go to the bathroom. Soon Pooh will be on the mend and ready to warm someone’s heart.

Pooh’s surgery, along with follow up care and medications to heal her bladder, will run around $ 800.

Once Pooh has healed, she will be looking for another warm spot to call her own. If you have room in your home and heart for an older girl with a lot of love, please email applications



And a Pregnant Beagle to Boot

Last but not least, meet Little Mama, a beagle who found herself in trouble. Fortunately, intake coordinator Tina Busick found her and took her home. Mama beagle blessed us with 6 puppies yesterday but this morning, Tina noticed something wrong. Mama seemed to still be in labor.

One vet visit later and Mama Beagle is going into surgery. There is 1 more large pup not yet born and the pup is too big for her. We don’t know what the outcome will be but mama beagle and her family will get what they need. Tina is skipping out on her wedding anniversary dinner tonight to bottle feed a family of 6 and say prayers for a mama dog she has grown to love.

The quote for mama beagle’s Cesarean section is about $ 500. We have several days to go before I can tell you if these babies will make it and be available for adoption. We’re all hoping so.

Donations to Luna’s Legacy Medical Fund go to help these and the 200 or so dogs that routinely call Dreamweaver Farms home. Thanks to your generous support, we offer healing and hope to many dogs who otherwise would have no where to go and no one to turn to.

Before you head for the beach – before you get out the fireworks and hotdogs, please consider a donation of $ 25. If we can reach 100 donors at $ 25 each, we’ll have these covered and go on to the next in need.

Thanks to you we’re saving lives.

Stay tuned for more of Luna’s logs, keeping you up to date with lives made better and hearts made whole.


s1576nkzssdew4v1.jpgDonna Ezzell and Luna Ezzell

Director and Official Spokesdog

Carolina Poodle Rescue.


(864) 489-3559

To donate to Luna’s Legacy Medical Fund, please text luna to 41444 for a quick and easy smart phone link

Or visit Luna’s link at https://app.mobilecause.com/form/PQn6Cg

For paypal and check options, please visit our webpage at http://carolinapoodlerescue.org/giving.html


Donations made to Luna’s Legacy Medical Fund are used for the medical needs of the animals at Dreamweaver Farms, home of Carolina Poodle Rescue. Carolina Poodle Rescue is a 501c3 organization recognized as a charity by the IRS. All donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible.



Carolina Poodle Rescue Blog
Pacolet, SC

This is Carolina Poodle Rescue's Blog, featuring stories of daily life on the "Poodle Farm." Written primarily by CPR's Director, Donna Ezzel, we also occasionally have guest writers who share their stories of about the pups they love.

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