Despite the holiday on Tuesday, it was a busy week. I worked on my day off, and stumbled across the finish line of Friday.
On Friday, we said good-bye to our temporary foster boy, Duke. He was a fun house-guest, and we enjoyed having him around. As he moved to a new foster home, we are cheering him on to find that perfect forever home he so deserves!
Backing up to Thursday, I received a call from Lab Rescue. It was to arrange the timing of Duke's departure on Friday, and to discuss and arrange the arrival of another pup from Lab Rescue named Peanut Butter. With such a distinct name, I'd remembered posts about him on Lab Rescue's Facebook page.
He was found as a stray around Beckley West Virginia, did his shelter time and made a nearly 6 hour trip to this part of Virginia. After receiving vet care, lots of love and putting on more than 10 much needed pounds, he was ready this past week for surgery to remove a large tumor on his neck. However, at the last minute, just prior to the surgery, the vet recommended not to go forward with it. It was discovered that along with the tumor on his neck, that he has several other mast cell tumors on his body.
There will be no surgery for Peanut Butter. Instead, he will be spending the remainder of his life with us, in hospice care. He's got great energy and is on a pretty good cocktail of medications that we hope will help prolong his days. And we will do our best to make those days the best ones for Peanut Butter, who loves a good game of ball!