I love when Thursday comes, and the week starts to slow down. My time belongs to me and the dogs too! The below freezing temperatures today kept us inside.
~A bored Bella~
Except Todd, he doesn't care what the temperature is, he wants to be outside defending his turf!
Todd somehow hurt his shoulder last week, and was heavily favoring it. The vet thought it may be a soft tissue injury and was recommending restricting his activity. This meant not letting him run or jump. That lasted about a day.... While I was at work.... If it's still bothering him, he's not showing it.
~Hurt shoulder? What hurt shoulder?~
This week I had a call from Lab Rescue about Sherlock/Reggie. Apparently someone was perusing the rescue's website, and saw his photos. Their dog was stolen 3 years ago, and they think that Sherlock/Reggie looks exactly like their dog. With no microchip, the only way they can identify their dog is by a lump on the muzzle. I was asked to look for a lump and call him by the name of Sam. I looked Reggie over really well. I even checked for scar tissue in case a lump may have been removed. I found nothing. He didn't respond to the name Sam. Of course he doesn't respond to Sherlock or Reggie either. But I don't think the dog I call Reggie is their dog. I feel badly that their dog was stolen, and that after 3 years, they're still looking and no doubt wondering what happened to their dog. Lab rescue will let me know if anything more becomes of their inquiry. **As a caveat, I'll add that Lab Rescue owns Reggie/Sherlock legally. He did his hold and "stray time" in a shelter, and was turned over to them after that time was up.
~Reggie, Sherlock, or Sam?~
Finally, thank-you all for your good vibes and POTP for our new boy, Jake, they are truly making a difference! He's settled into his new life and routine nicely this week. He's still unable to get to his feet without help. But once he's standing, he has better balance than he did a week ago and once he shakes off the cobwebs from having to be confined, he's ready to go.