Prior posts re. Popeye: 1/Popeye From the Maui Humane Society Adopted By Leanne Davis Caires – Jan. 28, 2012. 2/Popeye, in Hawaii, Comes Home With Leanne and Michael Caires — Feb. 1, 2012. 3/ Popeye Adopted By Sister-In Law Leanne Davis Caires Gets Maui Humane Soc. ‘Logan Award’ — March 14, 2012.
Popeye this April, on the beach with Leanne, for his 1st birthday
The above links chronicle Popeye’s life as of when Leanne and Michael heard of him.
As you can see he won the Maui Humane Society ‘Logan Award‘ in March.
He died unexpectedly, at the vet’s, having spent the night there on an IV, yesterday. We are all in shock. To make it worse Leanne was in Maine taking care of her mother who had major surgery the day before! Leanne is flying back to Maui on Sunday — which is when they plan to bury him in their backyard.
We took both Goldens to our local vet, Stephen Barsanti, DVM, this Wednesday for a checkup and some shots.
Ulysses the 11-year old, as is patently obvious, has put on quite a bit of weight since we got Maya, the puppy, last July. He has put on 20 pounds and is now 90 pounds. He has been that heavy before, but he carried it better.
After 10 years of running 2 to 2.5 miles (with some steep elevations), 6 days a week with me, in addition to his other exercise, I stopped taking him running early last year. He was getting too old. Now with Maya he also gets more food! I give him a handful of dried food in the morning, when Maya gets 2.5. He never used to be fed in the morning since he was a puppy. He also steals, whenever he can, Maya’s food; given that she doesn’t usually gulp it all down in one sitting. Together they also get more treats. Maya now goes running with me. At 60 pounds she is on the light side, but as the vet said: in remarkable physical shape.
The vet suggested something that I had, after 40 years with dogs, never heard before. He said to cut back on the dry food and supplement it with GREEN BEANS. Yes, green beans.
I have been doing this for the last 3 days. Never seen anything like it. They LOVE IT! They both push aside the dried food and eat the beans first. Now for the first time Maya licks her dish clean on the first attempt. No leaving food behind for Ulysses to steal. Obviously the green beans will not do them any harm. Lots of fiber and vitamins. I am not going to cut back on the dried food as much as the vet suggested. But, this is truly a revelation.
The book was always available on Kindle but I had not done a Kindle specific version of it. Instead, Amazon created the Kindle version from my files for the printed book. Given that the book is tightly packed with graphics the original Kindle version didn’t display that well. So last week I created a Kindle specific version which renders each page on Kindle, whether it is on a Kindle, PC, iPhone or iPad, as it appears on the printed book. Also per the new pricing trend on Kindle I reduced the price to 99 cents. As we have always maintained we don’t want to make money on this book. The printed book costs what it does because it is a full-color printed book!
‘A Pup is NOT a Toy’ as it will render on a Kindle reader on an iPad. Yes, you can read Kindle books on iPhones and iPads using the FREE Kindle app from Amazon.
A page of 'A Pup Is NOT A Toy' as it would appear on an iPad
Latest Amazon listing for 'A Pup Is NOT A Toy' Kindle edition. Click to ENLARGE.
Please refer to this post about Popeye, an abused pup, who was adopted from the Maui Humane Society Adopted by my sister-in-law Leanne Davis Caires. On Monday, January 30, 2012 he came home with Leanne and her husband Michael. These are pictures of his first day home. Leanne and Michael are delighted. What a great story. What inspiration. Example to us all.
Those that have followed our efforts here or have looked at the book may already know Leanne Davis Caires — she is my sister-in-law and the artist that created the page borders for the title page of the book.
We got this e-mail from her just now: “This is my new puppy from the Maui Humane Society. I love him so much already! He’s 10 months old, black lab with pitbull mixed in. He was severely abused and found scrounging in a landfill for food. Poor little guy. He had head trauma and a severely damaged eye that had to be removed. It’s only been a couple of weeks since his surgery but it’s healing well. He has scars around his muzzle where it looks like his mouth had been wired shut. In spite of all this, he is the sweetest, most gentle and calm little guy, especially for a puppy. He’s so loving. We visited him today and we’re picking him up on Monday. I can’t wait. We’re getting things ready for him here. I have the best husband in the world! He didn’t really want to get a dog right now, but he knows how badly I want one, and he could see how much I had fallen in love with Popeye when I saw his picture read about him online. I have more than enough love to give him! They have tons of adorable puppies there, but Popeye looked like the one who needed a loving home the most. He’s the one for me!! Leanne Davis Caires”
Second e-mail from Leanne: “I adopted this little guy today. He is so precious! I will be his forever home and he will have more love than he knows what to do with! Click on his picture (above) to see more photos of Popeye, one of which is his before surgery picture of his severely damaged eye. I’ll post more pictures of him once I have him home (Monday he’s coming home!)
Popeye (Puppy #36) needs a new life, and hopefully you can help! This sweet little fella was found at the Hana Landfill trying to scrounge for scraps & surviving the best he could. Staff there took pity & called us to pick him up. With trauma to his head he was in urgent need of medical care. Thanks to donations to “The Hope Fund” he was able to get treatment right away. How Popeye got his injuries no one knows, but they did not happen overnight. If we could ask him his story it’s pretty certain that it would not be one we would like to hear. Aside from a damaged eye there are clear signs of head trauma and scarring on his muzzle that has been speculated to come from possibly having his mouth wired shut. At only 10 months old this little boy is incredibly affectionate, mellow, smart & deserves the best new life imaginable! Although Popeye has come from a past of abuse & neglect his winning personality shows none of that, this boys scars seem to only be physical & not emotional. Always ready to come when called, dole out kisses and sit on command, he is one well behaved puppy. Our hope is for Popeye to find a caring forever home that’s filled with enough love to make him “Strong to the Finish!” Want to help? Ask our staff about donating to the “Hope Fund.” By: Maui Humane Society Photos: 4″
That is great Leanne. An inspiration and example to us all. This puppy is going to have a good life from now. Thank you.