Friday, April 13, 2007
a few more tidbits about the new dog
Here are a few photos after we all had dinner, a drink and a rest. I trimmed her face a tiny bit, but aside from washing off some of the necrotic tissue, I didn't want to stress her out too much. She had a nice comforting oatmeal bath. For a breed that doesn't shed, she sure has a ton of undercoat that acts like Velcro. I think I could strip her for hours and not get to the end of it. The vet and I think she is about 3. She only weighs 24 lbs! That seems a little light to me, but I'm sure with some GOOD food in her (Professional Lamb and Rice) and some treats, she'll fill out a bit. She appears uncomfortable with the hardwood floors and steps. She isn't showing any signs of pain or lethargy and her incision is tiny, about 1 inch long! it has purple glue on it. With the sarcoptic mange dots a lovely shade of pinky red and the purple glue her belly is a neon show :) We are still fiddling around with a name. She hasn't really sparked to any of them, but she is very overwhelmed by her long day (who wouldn't be!). NOTE: Saturday afternoon we settled on "Molly". Long story short, it was a last minute addition and became a finalist (other choice was Hermione). Our favorite restaurant is Molly's la Casita, rescuing this dog has depleted our Molly's money for a month and Molly McGuire was a legendary social activist in Ireland, Molly Brown was a legendary American woman of Irish descent.
And here is a photo of Fudge, because I have to be fair and say the only reason we ever thought about another dog is that he is SUPER!!!