It's Radar with a quick post about my 1 year old birthday yesterday. Almost Heaven has been slipping backwards in the Shelter Challenge for 3 straight days now; can you please take the time today to vote in the Shelter Challenge.
Yesterday dad decided that my front left paw injury was evidently hurting quite a bit and he was right. I was hobbling around yesterday morning so dad decided that I needed to go see a vet at Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital. So at 0730 hours he called and got us a 1030 hours appointment with the Grand Pupa himself, Doc Witter. You may recall that I broke a claw on my left front paw when I had my epileptic seizure on Friday night. Homer J. got to come along because we had a free post surgical evaluation coming to us for when he had his four moles removed a few weeks ago. Turns out that I have a minor infection on my sore paw. It took 3 assistants to stabilize me (hold me down) so that Doc could trim back my busted claw and shoot some medicine into the area. Then he packed it all up and put a heavy bandage wrap on my foot and then put a clear plastic bag over it with lots of tape so that my owey wouldn't get wet. I also weighed in at 84 lbs which means I'm the heaviest Bumpass Retriever; only the Newfs weigh more than me. Homer J.'s incisions are healing just fine and are looking good. I have to have an anti-biotic twice a day for 5 days and then I can have my bandage taken off. When we got home I tore the plastic bag off of my paw so dad taped a booty on it and told me to leave it be or I'd be in a cone of shame quick as a flash. Doc also took a blood sample to send off for analysis to see if it will tell him anything about what might have caused my seizure the other night. Doc told dad that unless I have more than two episodes a year that there is probably nothing to worry about and I won't need medication. What a swell birthday present that was; going to the vet's and getting poked and prodded. How fun - NOT!.
- Radar and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties
SEE MY BOOTY?
CAPON BRIDGE, WV
ON VOTING IN THE SHELTER CHALLENGE
Who We Are: Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. is located in Capon Bridge, West Virginia. We have members, foster homes, and volunteers throughout West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. Although our "specialty" is Senior and Special Needs Goldens, we also accept many young, healthy Goldens into our program. No Golden is ever turned away - regardless of age or health. All our Goldens are 100% vetted, including spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm check and prevention, and fecal check and treatment (if necessary) prior to placement into their "forever" homes.