|FRANKIE IN A NUTSHELL: Frankie is a sweet, unassuming and gentle shepherd/husky girl who craves affection. She gets along well with people and other dogs ~ she loves company. Initial kitty test was positive. She is said to be around 3 years of age.|
|Above is the first picture we saw. She came in with another smaller, mixed breed male; he was adopted very quickly, leaving her behind. Although she was on the adoption floor (being deemed adoptable by the shelter staff after evaluation), with that eye (she has an entropian -- eyelashes that grow into the eyeball), we knew she'd never make it out alive. We were suspicious that she was probably a shepherd/husky mix, but we couldn't just walk away and let her die.
Our plans were to have her evaluated, but then a fire broke out very near the shelter on the evening of May 24th, and the shelter was begging rescues to come and take the dogs out. Thankfully, the fire department contained the fire before it reached the shelter, but the smoke was horrendous and the dogs needed out. We asked our friends, Chuck and Jon from Husky Camp to grab her.
Our suspicions were confirmed when Chuck and Jon picked her up from the shelter and found not only one blue (right) eye, but another blue eye on the squinting left side! With that information, we decided to name her "Frankie" after Frank Sinatra, "Ol' Blue Eyes" himself.
Frankie is going to need immediate eye surgery to repair the entropian, followed by spay surgery. Neither surgery is inexpensive and she could sure use some help.
UPDATE FROM HUSKY CAMP 5/30: "Frankie the trick dog. sometimes when you make a roll motion with your finger she rolls. I also noticed here left eye is blue & brown. She is coming out of her shell. She surprised me by by giving me a hug tonight after dinner."
UPDATE 6/3: We took a leap of faith and had Frankie's eye surgery done today. She was in so much pain that we did not have the heart to make her wait any longer.
Frankie will recuperate for 2 weeks, then go in for her spay surgery and (eye) suture removal. There appears to be no permanent damage to Frankie's eye and she's delighted to be out of pain.
UPDATE 6/10: A week post-surgery and Frankie's eye looks fabulous! It's clear and bright with no sign of any scratches or damage.
UPDATE FROM HUSKY CAMP 6/15: "Frankie is doing great! She's getting spayed today.... She's curious about cats but doesn't want to eat them. Lindsey rubbed against her leg not realizing she wasn't one of ours, then ran under the bed. Frankie didn't mind the rub and didn't chase after her. If she went to a home with another cat friendly dog she'd be fine. She gets along fine with the other dogs."
UPDATE FROM HUSKY CAMP 6/23:
UPDATE 8/1: Frankie has arrived in Phoenix!
UPDATE 8/27: Frankie was seen by our vet today as she seems to be having some discomfort in her left eye. Examination showed that some of the outer, lower eyelid was still rubbing against her eye, so we've sent her back to the surgeon who did her original surgery for a double-check. Hopefully Frankie will be good to go in a couple of weeks. She is such a wonderful girl.
UPDATE 9/4: Frankie had some "fine tuning" done on her lower eyelid this morning and is recovering beautifully.
UPDATE 9/13: Bear, River, Frankie and Torrey go for a romp in the yard at Husky Camp!
Adoption fee $365.00.