Wednesday, March 30, 2011
What a fighter!
I'd like for everybody to meet my pal Paradise. Isn't she pretty? You wouldn't think it to look at her, but this girl is one of the toughest fighters out there. And I don't mean the boxing ring kind! See, life keeps throwing knock-outs Paradise's way, but she keeps dancing around the ring instead! Paradise came to our attention when she was fighting kennel cough at a high-kill shelter. A cough at a place like that means a death sentence, but we squeaked her out just in time! After getting through that, she ended up with a very complicated spay. And then less than two weeks later, her sutures tore and she ended up being rushed to the vet for severe internal bleeding! She had to have blood transfusions just to save her life. That would be more than enough for most gals, but life wasn't through throwing punches at Paradise. Did you know that dogs can get sexually transmitted diseases? That was a new one even for the veteran rescuers here at LBR! But poor Paradise ended up with a "sexually transmitted venereal tumor" and had to go through five whole weeks of chemotherapy! But that Paradise is a tough cookie, and she came through with flying colors! Here she is, relieved at being declared cancer-free at last! All her caretakers at the clinic just loved her -- who wouldn't love a sweet, tough girl like this?! They all signed her bandana. Paradise says that she is DONE with all that yucky medical stuff, and she's ready to find her furever family! I know that they're just around the corner for her. She's earned it!