Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What a difference....

What a difference a little time, little warmth and some good medicine can make.

Pirate has gone from this rather pathetic looking old girl

To this beautiful creature.

who spends her afternoons lounging the sun....

And remembering her younger days. I bet she was a fine sled dog in her day!

Metacam controls her arthritis and gives her pretty good mobility again. She can even run a bit and has been caught playbowing a few times! DES twice a week has stopped the urine leakage. She is right thrilled with the house dog thing! Doesn't even have to sleep in a crate anymore. She has picked her favorite blanket by the foot of the bed and happily curls up there every evening. She gets more affectionate every day and is turning into a leaner who likes to cuddle right in for some attention! She'll even push the young punks out of her way when she wants some lovin'!

She may not have years left, but she's a delightful old soul and it is my pleasure to keep her warm, comfy and loved for however long she does have left!


leah said...

she is so beautiful! maybe you noticed I recently got a new white husky nephew, Snow?

Khady Lynn said...

How Wonderful!!!!!! She looks so much better! And I am so glad she is having such a great time with your family! She sure deserved the love after where she came from!


Bama said...

Pirate, you are beawoootiful, and you look so happy to be in your new home. What a wonderful thing your new mama has done.
Kisses to you both,
Bama & the RHP

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Another sweet success story that shows what love khan do!

She's beautiful!!

And so the is the special person that is giving her a great furever home!!!


The Army of Four said...

You look bee-roo-tiful, Pirate! Amazing what good care and love can do! Welcome to your fur=ever home!
Tail wags,

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Pirate, we are so glad you now have such a good home! You have the best life. Snow outside, nice and warm inside! (We are jealous of your snow.)

Steve and Kat

The Daily Echo said...

We just love these happy endings. And look at that SNOW! I've added you to my favorites so I'll be visiting Pirate and her friends.

Thor said...

Pirate, you look wonderful, and very happy in your new home! May you spend many happy years there!


Phred said...

Was there really ever any doubt how this adoption would turn out?

No matter how badly a creature has been abused or mistreated, The Gang at Wandering Spirits can restore anyone to Health and Happiness. Pirate is another chapter in Tamara's ever-expanding Book of Triumphs.

GOOD On'ya, Girl!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see Pirate looking so well cared for! She has long been a favourite of my kids, who took a liking to her picture on the shelter website a couple of years ago. I'm glad she has found a happy retirement home with you! Rachel

Carol said...

Pirate looks so much better and younger. Knew you would make a good home for her....now I wonder if your vet would take me on and see how he /she can fix your ma's arthritis!!!!! Love ya always.

Lisa said...

It's amazing what a little love and care will do for an animal. They don't ask for much. You are giving her what she needs and she's returning your kindness with unconditional love. I do hope she'll stick around for a few extra years to enjoy this good life she was missing.