Hector, Morgan and Asha's Photo Album

About Hector, Morgan and Asha

  • Hector is a 13 year, 2 mo. old Other Pets in Boulder, CO
  • Morgan is a 12 year, 4 mo. old Other Pets in Boulder, CO
  • Asha is a 2 year, 5 mo. old Goldendoodle & Labradoodle in Boulder, CO

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Hector, Morgan and Asha's Owner

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About Hector

We adopted Hector from the Longmont Humane Society when he was about 1 year old. He became very ill within a matter of days of bringing him home, and it took a great deal of effort on the parts of both ourselves and our vet to pull him through. He has had mild recurring upper respiratory issues ever since. Hector had severe separation anxiety when he first came to live with us, which was mostly remedied when we introduced a kitten (Morgan) into our family several months later. Hector was very sweet and friendly towards everyone when we first adopted him, but after we'd had him for a few years, his behavior towards people other than my husband and myself gradually began to change, and he started to become angry and aggressive. He would often hiss, yell, or swipe at people (with his claws in), and would sometimes direct this aggression towards Morgan (his cat sister) when strangers entered the house. His behavior towards my husband and myself, however, has remained unaltered. We have no idea what caused this personality shift; our current veterinarian hypothesizes that it was a reaction to a rabies vaccination. Hector has definitely mellowed out somewhat in the last few years, and while he is never affectionate with people he doesn't know, he has gotten to the point where he will generally tolerate or ignore them, with the occasional angry meow, hiss or claws-retracted swat. Usually, if the person ignores Hector, he will sniff them and move on. While Hector's noises and behaviors can be intimidating, he has never in all the years of this behavior ever scratched, bitten, or otherwise injured anyone. And he is still his sweet kitty self around my husband, Morgan and myself. Hector was diagnosed with FLUTD and struvite crystals several years ago. When the crystals are acting up, Hector will squat to pee many times an hour, often on hard surfaces, usually with little to no success and while making very distressed noises. Sometimes blood will come out with the urine. If these symptoms occur, it is a life threatening emergency and he should be taken to the vet immediately. Because of these issues, we have him on an all wet food diet mixed with additional water, in order to dilute his urine as much as possible. Hector is also given Cosequin every day in order to help mitigate potential bladder and urethral inflammation. When stressed, Hector will still occasionally urinate in the bathtub, but this appears to be a separate issue from the crystals...other than this occasional anxious bathtub peeing, there have been no signs of these previous urinary issues since we transitioned him to this treatment plan.

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 13 years, 2 mo. old
  • Weight: 9lbs
  • Breed: Other Pets
  • Tracking Chip: No
  • Neutered: True
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Gets along with children: No
  • Gets along with other dogs: No
  • Gets along with cats: Yes

About Morgan

Morgan is a very sweet, cuddly and affectionate kitty. She loves to eat and will likely "help" you dish out her food while you are preparing it. She loves to play (particularly with da bird) and enjoys a good scratch around her neck and head. She will occasionally hide under the bed when she gets scared; she is spooked by the sound of the doorbell as well as men with loud voices. Morgan injured her front right shoulder a little over a year ago and has been in various stages of limping ever since; the injury seems to have mostly healed but will flare up from time to time, so we give her one capsule of Cosequin a day in order to help with inflammation.

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 12 years, 4 mo. old
  • Weight: 10lbs
  • Breed: Other Pets
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Spayed: True
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Gets along with children: Yes
  • Gets along with other dogs: No
  • Gets along with cats: Yes

About Asha

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years, 5 mo. old
  • Weight: 22lbs
  • Breed: Goldendoodle & Labradoodle
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Spayed: True
  • House Trained: Yes
    At home, Asha has dog door access 24/7 to a balcony with a potty box on it, although she rarely gets up in the middle of the night to use it and will generally go 12-14 hours a night without needing to potty. When not at home, we take her out on leash to do her business every few hours (except while sleeping)...she has never had an accident while traveling with us or staying with other people, but if she did have to go to the bathroom and was not taken outside preemptively, I don't know if she would know how to let her humans know that she had to go.
  • Gets along with children: No
    Despite all our best efforts to remedy this, Asha is very scared of children.
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    Asha is very submissive and will roll onto her back at the slightest sign of aggression from another dog. Large and boisterous dogs make her nervous, as do dogs that bark a lot. She has been flipped over and mildly injured by aggressive and overly enthusiastic dogs. She will sit, put her tail down, or try to hide behind you if another dog is making her nervous. That being said, Asha loves to play with friendly and playful dogs of her size as well as gentle dogs of all sizes. Chase is usually her game of choice.
  • Gets along with cats: Yes
    Asha lives with 2 cats who do not much care for her, and she generally coexists with them politely. She will occasionally chase after them when they run past her, but she will back off when they communicate their displeasure at this.