A PAWSITIVE PET CARE SOLUTION ~ Personal care when you can't be there
PLEASE HELP HERSCHEL!!!!
HE NEEDS OUR HELP!!!
Herschel's BEFORE pictures on the left.......AFTER accident pictures are on the right.
Here is my story..PLEASE HELP ME FEEL BETTER!....
My name is Herschel. I'm a 10 month old Airedale puppy that came to live with the Tenkiller Airedales when I was just 8 weeks old. I'm already a very big boy at 78 pounds, and very "leggy" according to my mommy. Apparently I'm also very, very sweet and extremely smart. I love to run, play, fetch, bitey-face, go for long walks, love going bye-bye, play with children, likes cats, well.... every Airedale activity in the world are my favorite "things" to do!!! Mommy also says that I'm a quick study.... BOL (bark out loud)
Unfortunately I had a horrible accident. During the snow and ice weather of December, 2011 that New Mexico got, I went outside to play in the snow and I fell on the ice. I did the "Bambi" splay thing just like in the movies!!! Dog .... did that ever hurt.This happened to me right after Christmas, on the 27th of December. Mommy took me to the vet. He said I just pulled some muscles, you know that "soft" tissue damage thing. WOW..... I got a lot of medicine, but all I did was lay around and moan! Yep, all day and all night.... I was doing the moaning. "Whoever heard of an Airedale moaning?" is what I heard mommy say. "They are always so stoic!! They never complain. He has got to be hurt bad!!!"
Mommy then took me on a long car-ride which was really cool. I love to go bye-bye. We took a road trip over to see Dr. McKee in Santa Teresa, NM. He is where mommy goes to get her OFA Certification X- Rays. He is the "go to guy" when bones are the issue. I then had a great sleep (finally) at the clinic while Dr. McKee did all kinds of X- Rays on me.
Apparently I was born with something called "hip dysplasia." When I fell, well, Dr. McKee said that "everything went to hell in a hand basket." I was lying on the floor, hooked to the leash, wondering if there was food in that basket when suddenly I realized that it was raining inside the room!! No joke, drops of water was falling out of everyone's eyes. Something BAD was up! It was very, very quiet. All I heard was mom whisper WOW!!!!
Now you have to realize by now in my story that I can't really walk, I wobble hugging the wall! Mom says I look like a drunkin' sailor. I cry and moan a lot, not eating much, taking a lot of pain medication and anti-inflammatory medication. Mommy says I still want to live as she can see it in my eyes... Heck, I can feel it in my heart! Now which one of these people said to EUTHANIZE?? THANK DAWGNESS mom is not listening because she asks "but how can we save his life?" That is ME she is talking about!!! God love that crazy woman, YES, HOW CAN WE SAVE ME????
So Dr. McKee then tells mommy that I need (2) surgeries. First one hip, then (2) weeks of physical therapy, and then in (4-6) weeks we repeat the process with the second hip. Who is this we???? Does he have a mouse in his pocket??? WOW is what mommy said,"how much does this cost?" The figure machine was punching out those numbers and came out around $5,000.00 bucks. Then I heard mommy say, "ohhhh my goodness." Now Dr. McKee said that I'm young and should live a long healthy life with this surgery. We then went home - raining inside the car all the way!
Mommy and Aunt Judi took a road trip over to Tucson, AZ. (I didn't get to go and I protested too). They went to talk with Sidney Hardie of the Southwest Airedale Rescue. After much hashing and talking about what to do it was decided to take my story to the Airedale Community at large. We all know that this community is dedicated to the Airedale needs at large. So mommy told me that we are now asking for large or small donations towards my surgery.
Now the Southwest Animal Care Complex does not do paypal. They have agreed to set-up a "Herschel Scara Surgery Account" in their clinic. Anyone that wants to donate to my surgery has to do this by snail-mail (is that edible??). Mommy said "Herschel that is not a bad thing! They could also send you a get-well card that we can put on the FB to show our appreciation." The clinic has promised to save my cards and notes for me!!! BOL
Here is the address: Southwest Animal Care Complex John S. McKee, DVM 1111 Country Club Road PO Box 88 Santa Teresa, NM 88008
any questions: 1-575-589-4417
Please put on check on the bottom for "Herschel Scara"
I want to thank all of you for reading about me. It was great to meet all of you. Praying you'll help me with (2) hip surgeries, physical therapy, and eventually I can have a happy & LONG LIFE!!
Herschel, the sad airedale
I am often asked about my dogs; what breed they are, that they are "so cute, like teddy bears" and that they are just beautiful dogs. Well, they are! They are great family companions and they are dogs with "hair" that shed very little to none. Our family loves our dogs and we wanted to share our wonderful breeder's information with you. She is kind and knowledgeable, honest and caring....we can't say enough good about her. A pup from her kennel will be raised lovingly by hand. She has a background as a neo-natal nurse practitioner and takes excellent care of ALL of her dogs and puppies. In today's world filled puppy mills and shady or illegal kennel operations, SHE IS A SHINING GEM & leader that demonstrates daily how a truly caring breeder should operate.
Sherry Scara, Owner of the Tenkiller Airedale Kennel
This information has been taken directly from the home page of Tenkiller Airedales and is provided to help you understand a bit more about the breed before connecting to their website directly. Please see the link on this page to connect to Sherry's website for full details about obtaining your own Airedale Terrier pup.
Tenkiller Airedales is located in Deming, New Mexico. I, Sherry Scara (owner), live in a border town 30 miles North of Mexico on the Continental Divide. I ship my pups out of El Paso, TX. I Breed Black and Tan Airedale Terriers, as well as Rare Black Airedales, and Extremely Rare Red Airedale Terriers. The Rare Black and Extremely Rare Red Airedale are a purebred Airedale and not a cross with Labs, Poodles, or other Terrier breeds. There is DNA certification for both of these Rare colors on file. AKC will not accept Rare Blacks or Extremely Rare Reds on coloration alone. I'm registered with a small prestigious club out of Hattiesburg, MS called SKC (States Kennel Club) as well as APRI (American Pet Registry, Inc.). My Black and Tan Airedales are AKC/SKC/APRI registered.
I am not a large kennel, but a serious hobbyist and will only breed 3- 4 litters a year. My motto is "Excellence in Breeding". Five of my Airedales live in the house with me full-time, and the others prefer the outside kennels. All the Airedale Terrier puppies are born in my house nursery where they stay until 5 weeks of age. Then they are moved to the outside nursery, weather permitting. They come fully socialized, lovingly raised by hand with compassion and affection from the beginning, producing Airedale Terrier dogs that are personable and easy to train. My goal is to produce healthy and intelligent Airedale puppies that are bred for temperament, while maintaining the Airedale Terrier standards and optimum health. I have found that my profession as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner has more than equipped me to be a breeder of quality and health especially in meeting the puppies individual needs. One of the techniques that I use with the Puppies from birth is the TellingtonTTouch Massage Therapy. Please note that I do NOT let the puppies leave the litter until they are a full (8) weeks of age.
I have multiple references concerning Airedale Terrier puppies from past litters that I have placed in great homes, and are available to you upon request. My references are from happy and satisfied customers. I would like to do the same for you.
As you have probably read by now in your Airedale Terrier search, that these dogs are known to be the largest of the Terrier breed. Airedales are often referred to as the "King of Terriers". The Airedales origin is actually dated back to the mid 1800's. It is believed that they were developed by the result of the cross of the Otter hound and the now extinct Black and Tan Terriers. They were originally developed in the Valley of the River Aire in South Yorkshire, England. Early on these 'crosses' were referred to as Working, Waterside, or Bingly Terriers. These dogs were used in hunting fox, badger, weasel, otter, river rats, etc. Today the Airedale is not only used in the area of hunting (even bear and cougar) and tracking, but are used as working with livestock, as service dogs, in search/rescue/recover, border patrol as drug dogs, police dogs, as well as wonderful household companions. Let's not forget the Airedale Terrier's valuable use in the military as well.
A Little Black and Red Airedale Terrier History
No one is quite sure as to when the Black or Red factor began. However, it is believed that the genetic factor for the red/rust/tan coloring was completely blocked-out, resulting in the solid Black Airedale Terrier or the Extremely Rare Red Airedale Terrier. There has been extensive DNA research done on the pedigree of the Old Mt. View and Mooreland lines from which the Blacks have originated. The result is that the DNA of the Rare Black Airedale is the same as the Black and Tan, as well as the Extremely Rare Red Airedale. The only variance to the Airedale breed standards with the Black or Red is the coat color. Often red highlights are seen in the mustache or beard of the solid Black. Occasionally, some Black Airedales show some or even a lot of (white hair) "gristling". This is acceptable in the line be it Black and Tan, Rare Black, or Extremely Rare Red. Again, AKC doesn't recognize solid Blacks or Reds, or Black and Tans out of one of these litters. They are usually registered with SKC, CKC, UKC, APRI, etc. It is also noted that there really are two kinds of coats of hair. The preferred is the coarse wire-haired Airedale. There is also a softer coat Airedale. It is also know that Airedale Terriers shed very little to none.
What's In A Size?
Because there is becoming a greater demand for the large and extra-large Airedale Terrier, there is somewhat of a departure in preference from the standard AKC sizing today. Today there are actually three sizes of Airedales on the market. The AKC standard size is 45 - 58 pounds and approximately 23 inches in height to the withers. The large size today is 60 - 75 pounds and approximately 24-26 inches in height to the withers. The extra-large is 80 - 100 plus pounds, and 26 - 29 inches or above in height to the withers. Our Airedale Terrier dogs tend to run in the large to extra-large range. You should note that in buying an Airedale Terrier outside of the AKC standard sizing specifications automatically eliminates this dog from competing in the Show Ring.
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