Sunday, December 9, 2007

A Dilly of a Pickle

Once again, I have been terrible about updating this site. I have been plenty busy, which is the only lame excuse I can offer.

At any rate, we have a new addition to the pack that needs introducing. A little, sickly dachshund puppy had been coming into the clinic almost since the day he was born. He had a chronic respiratory issue that was difficult to diagnose and unresponsive to treatment. A runty little thing compared to his litter mates, it was feared that he may also have a liver condition. Since they wouldn't be able to sell him in such a condition, and they didn't have room for another pet at their place, euthanasia seemed to be the final option.

Long story short, he was not euthanized....he now lives with us! He had several very close calls early on and was on oxygen and a myriad of other treatments for awhile, but he is now doing very well. Originally named Pickles, his name has gradually changed to "Waldi," a traditional German dachshund name. Though he still may have some medical concerns that might show up in the future, for now, he is a happy puppy and an absolute joy! (These pics are a little old, and it shows! He has changed quite a bit already. I'll need to get some new ones of him)

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