State of the Nation June 5, 2013 very very Long post!

Long time no post, I am well aware and apologise. Things have been quite chaotic here at Mutanthouse but we are working though it. Our financial situation is not the best but it has improved I (Alex) finally received my school funding and Tim has been getting more hours at work. All in all we are only 5 days late on the Mortgage and more money is coming in July which will bring us current.

All in all the past few months have been a challenge My health has been more than wonky, some of our furries had medical emergencies, and we had to take in new residents and some refugees. Once again we had to fight the false allegations of our nemesis across the street( the retched guardian of Poor Axel who we tried to save earlier this year) who has been calling the city and animal control on us claiming anything from that we are collecting trash behind the house to fighting our dogs. We are well aware it is retaliation for making his abuse and neglect of poor Axel Public and while the constant visitations from the law are frustrating they are also unfounded so there are no real consequences just annoyance. We can live with that, and do not regret trying to save his dog nor holding him accountable for his death!

New residents

cats and Kittehs:

In the past few Months we have taken in two more pooches in need and three more kittehs.
The first to Move in was little Oliver a male tuxedo cat who sat in front of Kay and Tim’s door and proclaimed he was moving in. Then there was little Sebastian who Kay found in the Wal-Mart parking lot and the last of the Kittehs to join was Bastet Delilah who like Oliver sat in front of the door for 3 days till we decided that one more won’t kill us. but someone in the cat underworld must be giving out our address because they keep shoeing up πŸ˜›

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The ballad of Little Captain Jack Sparrow and Titine Atari Starfire Empress of Bahuahua:

This part is both sad and happy so brace yourselves. My daughter called me for help she had been trying to help a little boy puppy that was very ill and dying because his guardians forced him baby food when he had become too weak to suckle. The house the poor Pup lived in was a pestilent hell hole full of faeces and cockroaches. The people living there had 5 dogs, two males and 3 females, who all had puppies because those ignorant idiots refused to have all but one of their dogs spayed and neutered. All the puppies where flea and worm ridden and smelled so bad I almost vomited. From the first littler only one little eight week old female was left over. Overall she seemed to be in Ok shape although her belly was grossly extended due to parasite infestation. The second litter, to which the little male puppy belonged, were all four weeks old. All of them where under weight and parasite ridden but the little male was by far the worst off. I (Alex) decided to take him to our vet and whilst driving decided that he was not going to go back there if he would survive. We noticed that the little guy had only one eye and taking that for inspiration we named him Captain Jack Sparrow hoping that the Pirate’s luck in dodging death would rub off on the little guy. It seemed for a little while that he would make it but in the end the worm infestation was too severe and we lost him. I was devastated because he had fought so hard to live. We took Jack home and buried him under our Chinese plum. Although you where just with us for a few hours we love you little jack may you sail the sea of souls happily till we meet again I salute you <3.

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We went back to the house of horror to update his former family and to deworm the remaining puppies. I also brought a shot for the little girl because her guardian said that she would not afford to give her her shots when I explained how dangerous Parvo was the woman told me she had had a previous littler that had died from it in the house. Yet she was giving me attitude and was not willing to let the puppy get her shots. 50$ later the pup was mine and we named her Titine Atari Starfire. In two weeks we will be deworming the remaining pups of horror house and will try to find them homes if possible . We are not sure how far these people will let us help though because they waver between threats and greed.

Meet Titine :

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The Little girl has recovered well from her worm infestation and is growing like a weed. Titine is very popular of course Momma Moo has taken her under her wing and is (S)mothering her πŸ˜‰ Wifi is completely in love with her and engages in long howl sessions. And she loves Her auntie Kay and Uncle Tim.

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Wifi the magnificent:

As you can see in the Picture Our WiFi has grown up to be a strong young man. His problems with gait and running have vanished and he recovered well from his operation. In July he will be undergoing “the Procedure”. We will keep you updated.Our WiFi is very dramatic in nature and very vocal which got him the nick name Dennis Rodman of dogs :p We believe that if he where not a Dog he would be a drag queen with his own show in Hollywood. His favorite pastimes are eating, which is the reason of one of his other nicknames chubby or Chubbo. His best friends are Bhaaloo and Malcolm who he adores and little Titine is the apple of his eye.

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Amyrah the Survivour:

Another success story is our Amyrah remember the little shy girl who was afraid of her own shadow well now she is a happy well adjusted girl who is part of the young pack. We are so happy she has found her way out of her shell πŸ˜€

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So what else is new at Mutanthouse?

Well we had a few Birthdays. Moobert and Mooria turned 7 on March 10th, Bhaaloo turned 1 on April 3rd, I (Alex) Turned 45(ouch)on April 13th,Cassiopeia turned 6 on May 17th and Kay turned 33. The next Birthday coming up will be Tim’s on June 21st πŸ™‚ Oh and Tim is training for the Boston Marathon and will be running a half marathon in Greensboro in October. Go TIM!

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The cat room

We decided to clear out and rearrange the cat room we got rid of all the damaged toys and are currently working on turning several huge branches that was torn down during a storm into a giant cat tree. We will keep you updated on the progress.

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As always the Vet bills are killing us between routine checkups, heartworm medication and shots between all our furry beings the cost are up there , add in the occasional rescue , us helping those who refuse to help their animals and random antecedents and the Pacman of wallets does his deed.

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Our Bhaloo got into a scuffle needed an operation on his ear >

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Our Sophia has been struggling with her allergies and tested heartworm positive 😦 , we had a lot of Rabies shots last month and Harriet still has issues with her colitis.

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If you would like to make a donation to help us with our vet costs or our project in general here is the link to our

WePay >https://www.wepay.com/donations/mutanthouse-support-fund

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The refugees:

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We have taken in some refugees at Mutanthouse My daughter Morgaine and her fiance Franky were evicted from their home. We decided to let them stay here with my grand furries Misty, Molly,Roy,Tequila and Garfield until things get better. because they are not vegans ands also are not currently interested in becoming part of the project there status here is defined as refugees πŸ˜‰

The amazing Grand Furries:

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The garden:

This years garden is very simple no raised beds no real structure but it is a garden and out first step into that venture, We have tomatoes,bell peppers,peppers, watermelons and squash. We have 2 fig trees , 2 banana trees and one pair tree. Our boison berries yelded great this year and we are expanding πŸ™‚

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As for myself My health has not been the best so I am trying to go completely raw vegan and want to see if I cannot fix my situation or at least massively improve it.One thing I am planning is to get a membership at the local YCWA so I can go swimming and get some exercise. Tim and I found a Farmers market and a family of farmers who are cutting us great deals so suddenly Raw seems achievable. Β I will be documenting my progress on on a Facebook page called Reclaiming Life >

https://www.facebook.com/ReclaimingLife

and on a Blog >

http://veganreclaiminglife.wordpress.com/

under the same name within the next days.
To date my fave raw dish is spiralised Zucchini with tomatoes πŸ˜€

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So that concludes This monster Update, thank you for your interest and continued support. i leave you with this last bit of wisdom πŸ˜‰

Jubilee

Namaste

Alex

Amyrah needs your help

As many of you know Kay and Alex saved two dogs from the dog fighting scum who lived next door and then got arrested. Alex took in Bhaaloo and Kay took in little momma, who we renamed Amyrah.

Both Pooches where obviously abused. Bhaaloo seemed to have recovered better from it then poor Amyrah she was so timid, terrified of men and scared of her own Shadow.

( poor Little Sad Amyrah before we rescued her 😦 )

As you guys might remember the fool who owned her prior had all his dogs chained to trees without shelter and often without food or water. At some point he put out one oil barrel for all four dogs that was never used by any of them because it had the tendency to roll down the hill and he never bothered to retrieve it.
(the Barrel 😑 )

Kay started feeding the pooches because we could not look at them every day and watch them suffer.Then I (Alex)organized dog houses for them as part of our give a pooch house program.

Two months went by where we had to watch the pooches miserable little lives, Amyrah’s chain was far too big for her and she would drag it behind her like the ball and chain of death. She was terrified of it so she would move slowly because she hated the sound it made.
Then Mario was arrested and we deliberated long what could be done …As you know Bhaaloo went to live with Me (Alex) and Amyrah first moved into one of our outside pens.

Slowly she warmed up to Kay, but it was a very painful process. Poor Amyrah was terrified and any wrong move could send her to crawl into her doghouse 😦

A few days before Halloween We decided to bring her into the house because there was talk of idiots targeting Pitbulls on Halloween and we did not want to take a chance that the little girl could get hurt.
Amyrah was so grateful and happy and she got on so well with Kay and Tim’s cats that they decided to keep her inside permanently. She has not been integrated into their pack yet but we are working on it πŸ™‚

(taking Walks is fun- Amyrah discovers the world beyond the chain )

(cuddling with Momma on the sofa )

(happy baby learns to Smile )

At this point she is trusting and stable enough that we can finally take her to our vet. The last 2 months however have depleted our veterinary budget and we are hoping that maybe some of you can help us with her upcoming vet bill she will need to get a full physical including heartworm test and her shots.
We are thinking everything will run around $150-200. If you could contribute toward this we would be more than thankful as you know we are not a non profit yet and 99% is coming out of our own pockets.
Her chip in is here >
http://mutanthouseproject.chipin.com/amyrah-needs-your-help

Any amount is appreciated no matter how small.

Thank you for your interest and continued support –

Alex and Amyrah

(sleeping on the couch with her favourite toy )

Update on Wifi the Puppy :D

So our little guy is now home and doing really well all things considered. He is on antibiotics and pain killers and is forced to wear β€œthe Evil cone β€œ. Our vet says his chances are really good athat an amputation will not happen – YaY! He is a real trooper and complains little, he is alert and sweet and thankful for any bit of love he gets. He is eating well we have a little video for you guys here of him eating lunch – we apologise for the darkness it was done in Morgaine’s living room which does not have a lot of natural light. > Video > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7z8gA9Xy50
There are new pix of him in his recovery album >
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.492755564092416.120344.193566447344664&type=3
as well as his personal album. > http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.492723767428929.120337.193566447344664&type=3
And the Group shots Album πŸ˜€ >
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.446548805379759.106727.193566447344664&type=1
Enjoy πŸ˜€

Tim and Wifi πŸ˜€

In the next days he will Also have his own Page πŸ˜€ Once again all of you for the support and all the help πŸ™‚
Namaste Alex

Wifi the puppy – mini update!

Just called the vet Wifi is doing well, the stitches are holding and everything seems like it might heal without amputation. Wifi was fed and ate well πŸ˜€ , he was able to pee which is a really good sign . All in all he is in good spirits I will be calling the vet around three to see if I (Alex) can take him home. Because he cannot keep warm by himself I bought him a few sweaters and an extra soft puppy bed. There will be pictures πŸ˜‰ He will be on a high end speciality diet to fatten him up and will need regular vet care for a while , but we are very optimistic that this little guy will not only pull through but thrive πŸ˜‰ Once again thank you everyone for helping and sharing.

Wifi the puppy- Update

Update so far Little Wifi is staying the night at our vet . he received minor surgery to put his poor penis back in its sheath then our vet stitched his shaft and is hoping it will heal . tomorrow we will assess if he can go home . If things are not better by tomorrow our vet will have to amputate a part if not all of his poor penis 😦 Our baby was treated for hookworms and fleas and was well fed tonight . i will update everyone tomorrow. We at Mutanthouse would like to thank all the kind people donating toward Wifi’s vetbill it has been a blessing and really helps a lot ❀

Meet Little Momma Mutanthouse’s New Resident

This is Little Momma – one of the dogs Mario the back yard breeder who also fought his dogs left behind. She was tied to a tree without shelter on a cattle chain which she could hardly pull behind her. We at Mutanthouse have decided to adopt her because she is so shy and feral she would have no chance in the shelter system even if she was not a Pittbull. This is probably the first time in her life that she has ever walked unchained. Eventually she will be Tim’s baby who instantly fell in love with her when she learns not to be afraid of men. Mario beat her so severely that she is terrified of male humans.We might eventually rename her we will keep you posted.

Poor girl is so scared of everything she was abused and is just slowly regaining trust 😦

She currently lives in the kennel we had Siegfried in until she is less feral

She is discovering how to play she wont do it in front of us quite yet but when we watch her from the windows we have seen her play with her new toys it warms our hearts

Here Kay is working with Little Momma who has come to slowly trust her.

it is work in Progress, but we know that eventually she will come out of her shell and be the amazing dog we know she is. Little momma we love you ❀

Namaste
Alex