Arrival Story: I was very sad at one point and it was thought a dog would be therapeutic. That is when I got Penny. At first I was so sad I didn't take to her, but she took to me and it wasn't long before she became my pretty baby girl.
Bio: Penny had hypothyroidism and takes daily medication. It caused her to gain a lot of weight and the vet didn't know why for awhile. Then it showed up in her blood work. She still has an ongoing battle with the bulge. She goes on regular walks to help.
Penelope Ann had a lipoma embedded in her thigh muscle, it couldn't be removed. The other leg was painful due to arthritis. After a bad fall down a flight of stairs, she couldn't hold her back end up. She had doggie 'dementia', anxiety, and other health problems. Because she was suffering both physically and mentally, I chose to release her. Her brother Seamus is doing an admirable job of keeping me from missing her too much.
Well, it's been 3 months since this monster arrived. To be honest I'd rather he not be here. He is trying to hog my mom's attention and even comes upstairs, the nerve of him! And mom doesn't even back me up! She says he's allowed to have hugs too and that he is allowed to be anywhere in the house he wants! I still love my mommy but sometimes I'm not happy about the arrangement. I'm getting a little bit used to him. Mom keeps talking about how much bigger he is than me but I don't see it. I do get to keep under the day bed as my special get away retreat. I used to be jealous of his food. Mom put something wet and yummy in his to get him to eat. I wanted it but he didn't want to let me have it. I thought my mommy would give me anything I wanted but she wouldn't let me eat his food! So I made sure to make a big issue out of it and mom had to seperate us to eat. Finally she saw the light and puts a little in everybody's food. Now we can all eat together without problems.