|~HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Cissy~|
Thank-you all for your kind words and supportive comments for our newest arrival Evah. One comment that Stoermann Home left and deleted, was one I really thought was a good and valid thought about Evah's care that asked about her staying with Retired Lady, Stoermann Home said:
"isn't there a program out there that helps the elderly keep their companion dogs when they get financially difficult to keep? I mean, its great that you got the dog, but what if SHE kept the dog and didn't have to bear the cost of the unexpected medical issues."The answer to that question is yes there are vets offices that provide routine care to senior pet owners at a reduced fee or for no charge. Understandably it's also up to individual practices to decide what discounted services they'll provide beyond that. The vet care that Evah needed by Thursday was more than Retired Lady was able and willing to pay, and my vets office and any nearby were willing to provide at no cost to her.
|~Evah last Saturday, showing off her post-puppy figure~|
Evah is just as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside. She gets along really well with all the dogs, and is also learning about cats. In true Golden Retriever fashion she takes everything in stride, loves her meals and happily takes treats. If we're having any problems with her, it's that she is very nervous about exploring the house. I've tried to introduce her to other rooms but she gets nervous and wants to go back to the ex-pen where she feels safe. I'm sure in time that will change as she gets more confidence.