I thought that I would give y'all an upbeat post as a relief from my gripes and whines of late and before I start on the next bunch...
This past weekend, my friend Can't Spell and I arranged a half way meeting to bring to conclusion the great puppy exchange. At this point I think we have saturated with pets the poor sucker who is Can't Spell's friend that lives near her. I must say I cannot complain at all about the home; these babies are loved and spoiled, what more could I ask?
First was Maddie, the flea allergy dermatitis hound whose story I related recently. Here is a picture of her at the clinic the day she was brought in to be euthanized.
Maddie was taken to her new home in July as I went to AVMA. Her new owner had casually mentioned that she might be in the market for a puppy as a companion for Maddie recently therefore when Lilly came through the front door, I asked if she would be interested. To my surprise, she said yes. As you can appreciate from the picture, Lilly was in pretty bad shape. As I mentioned previously, she had gone from a bouncing healthy 5 pound puppy a month before to a malnourished 6 pounds with severe sarcoptic mange. She was dehydrated, not eating, and her eyes were matted closed because of the oozing from her skin.
So on Saturday, October 1, the girls met for the first time. Here they are in the parking lot at PetSmart. Look how good Maddie looks!! She has a healthy and full coat of hair. She seemed so happy and, while acknowledging she knew me, did not seem overly excited to see me. If anything, she seemed a little nervous that I might take her away again. The puppy was thrilled to meet a new dog and new people. She was particularly thrilled that Maddie allowed her to chew on her tail and legs and feet...
Don't they look happy?
6 days ago