Bill reports ...
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Morning, May 1, 2012 (5
min, 1 sec)
Lacie and Bill talk about what happened Monday (and Tuesday morning) at Straydog.
A Brief Report from Bill:
Scottie (who's been with us at Straydog for over 15 years) could continue no longer, after having been going down hill for several months. We took him to Morton Clinic at about 10 a.m., and Dr. James Morton helped Scottie peacefully cross the Rainbow Bridge. This Scottie, bless his heart, was a really tough fella for the first many years after we rescued him 15 years ago. If he had an ear infection, the vets couldn't touch his ears without muzzling him or sedating him. Whenever we got him groomed he had to be sedated. But as Scottie went through a long and happy life at Straydog, he started showing his decline in recent months and even over the last few years (if you look back at Scottie's life via our search engine on our Homepage). Scottie became a very mellow old fella over the past few years, and we will miss him forever.
Noble (who's been with us at Straydog for over 6 years) had a 2:30 p.m. appointment with an eye specialist, because Noble's eye ulcer is much worse. Dr. Terry referred Noble to an eye specialist in Dallas. Noble, Juana and I arrived at the clinic in Grapevine, Texas, about 20 minutes early, and we got all the paper work filled out, and Noble saw the doctor, Terri L. Baldwin, DVM, Diplomat (American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists). Dr. Baldwin said that Noble's ulcer is now infected and getting worse, but she prescribed stronger antibiotics and changed some of the eye drops, and we are to go back to see her in her Dallas office on Trinity Mills on Friday at 2:00 p.m. She is optimistic that Noble will be fine as we get control of and stop this eye infection. (Photos to come.)