White Dog suggested we give the White Dog nursing staff some special recognition and a treat in honor of the amazingly compassionate care they have provided for Ferguson. He is beginning to show real improvement, thanks in no small part to the outpouring of love that has surrounded him from so many, especially those at home.
His siblings have encouraged, watched over, fretted about, and constantly attended Ferguson...even when he was too sick to even notice. The White Dogs (especially the youngest, darkest one) have without prompting known to offer support and extra attention as Ferguson worked his way through his complicated medical challenges which still are not over.
In honor of their service Steve and White Dog put together a Autumnal Italian Meal for the Army to enjoy. Since puppy hood, my girl has had a soft spot in her heart for the dinner scene in Lady and the Tramp; that was their inspiration. They made big juicy turkey meatballs for each of the WDA; made a sauce of ricotta cheese, pesto, broccoli and chopped olives and with this they smothered a bed of spinach fettuccine. Ferguson ate a single noodle and then some slurried hi-protein shake. He slept nearby with a smile as the WDA enjoyed their special thank you.
There were almond macaroons with a dollop of whipped cream for dessert.
"You know, momma," YoYoMa told me after he finished, "We love Fergus. We have not taken care of him in hopes of a reward. Not that I am complaining about this great meal." "Sweet Boy, it is precisely because you all do what you do spontaneously and out of concern for one of our own that I am honored to fete your efforts. Thank you all for being there for each other; humans could learn from you."