White Dog thanks everyone for their continued support and encouragement and prayers and healing energy sent during Puff's time of crisis. Our newest girl is fighting hard and is still, despite all her physical difficulties, continuing her efforts to adapt to her new family.
She spent the day with the Vet for observation today. Dr. Julia sensed that Puff was reacting well to the treatment and, thanks to the antibiotic and steroid, feeling slightly better. Now it is a waiting game. Puff must go back for interim bloodwork in two weeks and if all is OK, she will get the rest of the heartworm treatment in about a month. Then she will be on a preventative to make sure all of the eggs and larvae have been destroyed. We ask that you continue to keep Puff in your thoughts as she is far from out of the woods yet and all of your combined efforts are making a difference.
A smile bringer regarding Puff (and we could all use one!): This morning before Steve took Puff to the Vet, WD, TOWD and AWD were all snoozing off their breakfasts. Little Miss Puff came quietly, stealthily creeping into the living room. She looked around to make sure that she was not being watched. SAWD inched over to where WD's Chimp stuffie lay on the floor, halfway under the couch. She took a quick sniff, then batted chimp, then snatched him up in her jaws and RAN outside. When Steve peeked out she was in the middle of the yard deconstructing the stuffy! White Dog will possibly be upset when she discovers the disemboweled toy, but we silently cheered! Puff was playing...sort of!! It seemed like a small step somehow.
Finally, White Dog, and all of the pups in The White Dog Army want to recognize Casper D Dog's mom for the incredibly cool license plate frame she made for Pumpkin. Now the whole world will know who we are every where we go! Bigify the photo above to see how clever her design is. We are thrilled and thankful.