It's time for Tuesdays' Show & Tail' over at Angela's West Virginia Treasures! If you have a cute story and picture of a pet, or any furry (or non-furry) friend, you are welcome to join in! Check her blog for the rules, post away - and thanks, Angela, for being our host!
HOT DOG! Another Corgi! This is Sissy, my "senior" corgi. We adopted her from a family that had this to say in their ad: "We can no longer provide her with the attention she deserves". When she came to us, she was the saddest Corgi I had ever laid eyes on - there were no smiles, no emotion. She would not eat, would not drink - and her eyes had a vacant look to them. I was told she had food aggression issues, but she showed no interest in eating. She could hardly walk up or down the stairs - I had to carry her. She had no 'oomph' to get into the car, no interest in life.
I let her settle in and figure out the lay of the land, when meals were served - anything to get her more comfortable in this new situation. The following evening, I had a look inside her mouth - it was shocking - her gums were swollen and bright red! She hadt horrendously bad breath, too! I made a vet appointment for "Gramma", as she was nick named, had her teeth scaled, shots given, and after an examination, the vet reported a bad urinary tract infection that took several courses of antibiotics to clear it up. I had noted blood in her urine, and that was the tip off to me to include that in the health concerns when I brought her in.
After a month of living in our Corgi-filled household, Sissy lost some weight and became more physically fit. She was smiling and jumping and playing with the other dogs, and showed interest in life again! It is a delight to bring her on car rides - she places her front paws up on the running board of the Jeep, and I hoist her up the rest of the way so she can sit in the front passenger seat, knowing she truly belongs!