State of the Nation February 24, 2013

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Greetings Fans and supporters and Planet.

Mutanthouse is in flux, chaos and transformation. In a way Tim and Kay’s eviction from the apartment we rented across the street was the kick in the tuches we needed to get in gear. As is Kay and Tim and their furries will be moving into the main house in six days and we have been trying to make it as liveable as possible. At the moment we are somewhat monetarily challenged because my school funds have come in yet, Tim’s hours at work have been cut to almost half and we used our emergency budget to try to save poor Axel the Parvo puppy.

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Despite our challenges we are confident that 2013 is going to be the year of big positive transformation at Mutanthouse.
Within the next 5 weeks we intend on moving me down stairs, Moving Kay and Tim upstairs, having pluming fixed, Creating and planting the first part of our vegetable garden, painting the face of the house blue , prettying up the front yard, finally moving Lucky and Burt Burt inside… We will be posting Pictures and keeping you updated.

If you would like to help us there are two ways you can do this:
1-by donating funds here > Our donation link >

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

Any amount no matter how small helps and is greatly appreciated! All donations will be used to fix the house and foster the Project, buy supplies for our garden and seeds, make sure the Furries are vetted, fed and spoiled or to helping abused and neglected animals and children in our neighborhood. If you have specific wishes what your donation should go to please specify it in the comment or send us a message to our Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mutanthouse-Project/193566447344664 )

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Or another way you can help is donating physical Items both used and new. We appreciate all gifts this is a great way of getting rid of stuff you might not need and helping us build the project and help animals and children.

What we need >

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For the furries:
Dog beds , cat beds, blankets , Dog food cat food , dog houses (for dogs who have no shelter in the neighbourhood), gift cards to pets mart , dog brushes , leashes , cat toys , dog toys, cat litter, litter boxes , scratch trees , cat and dog furniture , treats , collars , bowls , towels , Pet crates and whatever else you might think is useful.

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Glass bricks, paint , Wood ( ply wood , beams , studs , panels ) , a cement mixer , shingles for both roof and house , nails , polyurethane, power tools , tools , window glass , old doors , old windows , cement , Cog , sand , gravel , tiles , bricks, stone blocks , pipes , wiring , scaffolding , ladders , ducttape , roller pins , paint brushes , wallpaper , wallpaper glue, buckets , gutters , wire , wood beams , poles , bamboo fencing , fence pieces (both chain link and wood ) , gates and fence posts and whatever else you might think is useful.

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For the garden we need:
Seeds , planters , fruit trees , plants , nut trees ,garden tools , arbours , decorative items , play ground toys for neighbourhood kids , bamboo trees and seeds , benches, tables for the community space, pots, concrete tiles , stone tiles, Train ties, boulders, gravel, bricks, fertile soil, bio mulch, bio compost, wheel barrows, garden hoses and watering cans, rain barrels, wine barrels and whatever else you might think is useful.

So that pretty much sums it up for now as always thank you for your support , wish us luck 🙂
Namaste
Alex

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State Of The Nation/Mutanthouse Update 2

Dear friends and supporters the Last month has been quite a ride. As you know we took in three new dogs. Kay and Tim took in Amyrah and I (Alex) took in Bhaaloo from the backyard breeder and dogfighter who lived next to us and thankfully got arrested, and little WiFi was rescued from a drug dealer Bhaaloo and Amyrah both have severe behaviour issues that we are working to resolve. Wifi is just a bundle of Joy!

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(Amyrah)

Amyrah is beyond shy and terrified of men because her previous guardian beat his dogs. Kay has been working with her daily and it is slowly paying off. The little girl is coming out of her shell and now sometimes finds the courage to cuddle with her new dad Tim. We had a health scare with her thinking she might have distemper but it thankfully turned out to be a cold. Once again we faced a whopping vet bill but received help from donors (thank you so much) who cut it in half and our vet forfeited his own fee which made it doable considering it came out of Alex dwindling funds.

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(Amyrah , with Kay and doctor Sink )

Our girl is now on antibiotics for her repertory infection, ointment for a rash on her flankand Benadryl for her allergies. She tested negative for heartworm which made us very happy; and we now have her on heartworm preventative to ensure it stays that way. We have a heartworm epidemic here in high point and we are not willing to take any risks. She is going to be spayed next week. Once again we would like to say thank you to all that have helped and supported us with this little lass 😀

Amyrah

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(Bhaaloo)

Bhaaloo is friendly and outgoing but he is beyond hyperactive and very mouthy. His previous guardian was grooming him to fight so biting was encouraged. He needs a lot of attention and exercise because his enthusiasm has turned into aggression twice and we need to nip this behaviour in the bud. Our Zoe is a great help with that because they have become a natural match as you have seen in our videos.

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(Zoe and Bhaaloo -one day my muddy prince will come 😛 Bhaaloo rolled in some unmentionable stuff but Zoe loves his new cologne 😛 )

The two love each other and Zoe who is loved by everyone who meets her (both animal and human) has the tendency to bring Bhaaloo’s best nature out of him.

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(Zoe and Bhaaloo)

Still Bhaaloo needs more attention than I can do alone so Tim has been running him which seems to work really well. Eventually we want to get him on the treadmill because this boy make the energiser bunny look like a 80 year old couch potato 😛 Bhaaloo will need to go to the vet next month to be tested for heartworms if you want to help with his next vet bill or donate to our general veterinary fund here is the link >

http://mutanthouseproject.chipin.com/mutanthouse-veterinary-fund

Every penny is appreciated My (Alex) funds run out this month and I will not have anything until I find employment. With Kay’s health issues Tim is currently the only one working so we need all the help we can get.

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(Wifi)

So now to little Wifi 😀
He is doing great growing like a weed. His injuries are fully healed and he is all round doing amazing. He got his second set of shots yesterday, and his first heartworm prevention pill.

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Wifi is now 12 weeks old and 15 pounds heavy 🙂 He is such a blessing to have, very smart, calm in nature and very attentive. We think he might be a perfect candidate for a therapy dog if his temperament and demeanour remain the same. With my (Alex) MS he could eventually very well turn the tables and become the caregiver, if my condition worsens. We are also thinking of doing a sick child and elderly visitation program with him once he is grown and if he graduates from training 🙂 Since parvo is so prevalent in High point and the strains here so viciously deadly poor Wifi has not been out to play yet. Once he completes his last set of shots around January 1st we can wait to introduce him to the back yard. We think that Zoe and Moo will be the first to be allowed to play with him outside. Moo being his doggy foster mother will watch over him and Zoe is always up to playing when others are no fun 🙂

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(Moo and Wifi)

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You guys might remember Siegfried and Roy. Roy was adopted into my (Alex) daughters house hold and is doing really well. Siggy had no such luck. He is a wonderful dog with People and submissive female dogs, but he fights everyone else. This is why we were unable to integrate hum in any of our three packs. We thought we had found a furever home with one of our friends and supporters T-ray from Atlanta. But unforeseen issues made it impossible for her to take him and the poor pooch has nowhere to go 😦 He deserves so much better than living isolated and alone so we are looking for a furever home for him or foster. He is a wonderful dog and as I said earlier he loves people but has issues with other dogs and cats. So it would be best that he find a home where he is the only pet. He is approximately 1.5 years old Neutered and up-to-date on his rabies. He needs a person who can devote a lot of time and energy to him, he is active and playful. If you are interested or can help please let us know.

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(Alex)

So now to our finances this month my (Alex) funds will have run out everything i saved is going to be gone. I desperately need a job if anyone reading this has a job in High point NC or around it please let me know. I have a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, and associates in Psychology, worked 20 years in the music industry, 3 in the banking sector for American Express. At this point I will even take a job that pays half of my last income. I am a hard worker but am limited to a job sitting down due to my MS. Otherwise I do not have any restrictions.

I am also a visual artist and would take commissions, these day I work mostly digital but I do occasionally still use the physical medium.here three pieces of my work >

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I do soft sculptures and crafts my Etzy store can be found here >
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMutanthouseShop?ref=seller_info

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I write and take commissions for poetry – here a link to my written work >
http://www.writerscafe.org/corvus_sky

Please contact me over this forum or our FB account >
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mutanthouse-Project/193566447344664

for any commission enquiries or job offers .

If you would like to donate to our work here is our general donation account>
http://mutanthouseproject.chipin.com/mutanthouse-general-fund

every penny counts and is very much appreciated. We are not a non profit yet so anything we do is out of pocket.
If you would like to donate specifically to our veterinary fund here once again is the link to it >
http://mutanthouseproject.chipin.com/mutanthouse-veterinary-fund

As always thank you for your interest and support
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.
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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 🙂

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

(cuddling with Momma on the sofa )

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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 )

Luna Needs your Help :(

It looks like Our Luna is ailing from the same illness our Jubilee had and recovered from . Jubilees’s vet bills where around 1500 Luna’s will probably be the same , If you can help please do we could really need it , no donation is to small ❤ Thank you !
http://mutanthouseproject.chipin.com/mutanthouse-veterinary-fund

Please help Luna and Hariette get better!

This Month Two of our seniors are having health issues and will be needing veterinary care.
Our Luna who has been with me (Alex) since I rescued her in Berlin in 2001 and Little Harriette our little chi who was left behind by her former family and came to live with us a few months ago. Both girls are 12 years old Luna will be turning 13 in January and Harry had her Birthday this August.

Luna who is heartworm Positive and on medication for it has been losing her usual strong appetite, she is also slowly going blind. We are really worried about the loss of appetite so we will be bringing her to the vet after the weekend.Harriette has had blood in her Stool and needs to go as well.

While both are otherwise perky these signs are not to be ignored and we hope to avoid serious complications by going to the vet early. Because of the extensive vet bills for Jubilee, and the checkups for Malcolm and Ren our till is empty so if you feel you would like to contribute and help us here is the chip in to our veterinary fund
http://mutanthouseproject.chipin.com/mutanthouse-veterinary-fund

Update and renewed call for assistance with much needed veterinary care !

Hello Alex here , First of all I would like to thank those that have helped with saving our beloved Jubilee , She will make a full recovery , without your help the 1300 vet bill would have been unsurmountable- so thank you again between our 3 sponsors a good third of the bill was taken out of our hands ❤ thank you ❤

Jubilee has beaten the odds and will make a full recovery YAY!

Second I would like to introduce to you all Little Malcolm aka Mal who Kay found abandoned in a rainy parking lot 😦 at 8 weeks he has now become the youngest and newest Mutanthouse Resident . He will be joining Tim and Kay's pod and family unit ❤ Let's greet him properly 😀

Hello Malcolm welcome home 😀

Now to the uncomfortable stuff:P – Sadly we still have a boatload of procedures and follow-up care to deal with , Jubilee will still require medication for the next month and fluids, Kay’s new additions Mal and Ren need shots , Little Miss Harriette has not been feeling to well of late and I would like to have her checked out . Once Tim is down here we can finally transport Moobert to the vet for his much needed shots and his Stella and Sophia will need them too…. for now those are the most pressing issues but we still have some long term medical treatments that will need to be addressed.

winter is coming and Cassiopeia will need to be checked, vetted and finally brought in so we can end her transition from stray to full fledged Housemate. April MoonFlower aka Moo and Luna who are both heart-worm positive will need to go into treatment, Moo has fatty tumours that need to be operated , Moobert , Mooria and Romeo still need to be tested for heart-worm… since I (Alex ) have been doing all this on a very small budget since I lost my job in 2008 and Kay and Tim are just relocating and are not settled in yet we really could need help with all this…we would be thankful for any assistance you can provide no amount is to small.

There are two ways you can help us one call our veterinarian at high point veterinary clinic and say that you would like to make a donation toward our account which is under Alex’s name ( Alexandra von Streer Henderson ) .Telephone number is 336 889 3832 (if you are calling from outside of the U.S 0011 1 336 889 3832 ).

Or you can use our newly created Chip in http://mutanthouseproject.chipin.com/mutanthouse-veterinary-fund

Also physical donations of Dog and cat food, blankets toys, treats, cat little , scratch trees , building material , dog houses, fencing and netting , dog and cat care products are always very welcome and thankfully accepted. There are a lot of backyard dogs with no shelter in this neighbourhood so doghouses will provide them with better living conditions. One of those cases is face who is left outside by his guardian , he runs freely and has attacked both Ren and myself . he is not a bad Dog just Malnourished without a safe place and we would like to build him and his sister who is kept on a chain and lives in an oil barrel doghouses and fencing to protect ourselves and those poor pooches from harm .Please massage us on either

our blog:

https://mutanthouse.wordpress.com/

or Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mutanthouse-Project/193566447344664

If you have something you would like to donate

As always thank you for all you help and support your Mutanthouse team

Call for Assistance

Dear friends and supporters of Mutanthouse as you know Mutanthouse is home to a lot of elderly furies from which one Jubilee is ailing from liver and kidney related issues, while she is getting batter the vet costs have become astronomical. Our current budget is slightly limited and we are facing an onslaught of vet costs in the next few months – a heartworm treatment and an operation for April Moonflower aka Moo, Shots and recovery care for Little miss trinity aka Wren, Romeo and Mooria Georgina, need to be tested for heartworm, Stella, Sophia and Moobert Oi all need their shots and it is fleas season so with 27 furies not including the local strays we are trying to assist there is a lot coming. Also although little Hariette teeth have recovered in our care one of them is sadly beyond redemption and will need to be removed. We have still not decided if we shall treat miss Luna for heartworm due to her advanced age but if she remains stable another $400 will be added to the bill..Then we have Cassiopeia our resident stray that we want to being into the house but first have to have evaluated and vetted..The list goes on and on …we would be thankful for any assistance you can provide no amount is to small.

There are two ways you can help us one call our veterinarian at high point veterinary clinic and say that you would like to make a donation toward our account which is under Alex’s name ( Alexandra von Streer Henderson ) .Telephone number is 336 889 3832 (if you are calling from outside of the U.S 0011 1 336 889 3832 ).

Or you can use our newly created Chip in http://mutanthouseproject.chipin.com/mutanthouse-veterinary-fund

Also physical donations of Dog and cat food, blankets toys, treats, cat little , scratch trees , building material , dog houses, fencing and netting , dog and cat care products are always very welcome and thankfully accepted. There are a lot of backyard dogs with no shelter in this neighbourhood so doghouses will provide them with better living conditions. Please massage us on either

our blog:
https://mutanthouse.wordpress.com/

or Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mutanthouse-Project/193566447344664

If you have something you would like to donate 🙂

As always thank you for all you help and support your Mutanthouse team 😀