|She was, understandably, more than a|
little concerned about what was going
on with her yesterday.
|She left the shelter where she had been|
for several weeks and was shuttled in two
different vehicles before she arrived here.
Getting picked up was the best thing that had happened to this girl in a long time. As bad as she looks now, this is after gaining 9 pounds at the shelter and getting two lyme/sulphur dips for her skin. She has actually started re-growing hair already. She has some pretty red fur on the top of her head. When she grows some more of it she will probably be a very pretty girl.
|She came with a nice collar from the shelter and|
I gave her a new set of tags.
|She's alert and attentive.|
|Getting checked out by Trooper|
All the other dogs accepted her, I even put out in the A/C yard with Sparky yesterday evening. She's got a good appetite and she's been gaining weight since she's had food, which is a good sign. The lack of hair may have been due to a flea allergy that was obviously out of control when she was living rough. We'll just feed her and do the basics, and see if see bounces back on her own or if she will need further treatment.
|Theo meeting Summer|
|She ate anything I offered. I foresee another|
batch of Satin Balls being made for her.
|This gives a pretty good view of her overall condition.|
It isn't pretty, but
There's plenty of good days left in Summer yet! I hooked up my outdoor shower today and used it after hiking 10 miles and spending a couple more hours on the mower in the pasture. I tested it out before putting on the shower head and as soon as water came out Summer was jumping at it and playing in it. She's not an old girl and she's not at death's door by any means. She's fun and lively, loving and lovely.