Just as we're welcoming Socrates
and his sister, Rae, to our BOB family and focussing on their rather worrisome health issues (we'll share with you soon),
this picture comes along and lights up my cellphone screen brighter than a sky full of stars.
From the moment I saw her face and read the name they chose for her, my heart was pumping for Poppy.
Something in the way her head tilted,
her eyes gazing up, an expression of hope and worry all rolled into one.
There's just something about Poppy.
If it means balancing another beagle with worrisome health issues, so be it.
She's far too precious not to plunk ourselves right down next
to her, give her a reassuring tickle behind her ears, and tell her everything is going to be okay.
This picture that reeled me in and took my heart for a spin also came with a
lovely message attached from our friends at Toronto Animal Services…
We have a sweet sray beagle mix in need of a rescue placement. Her name is Poppy,
we are unsure of exact age but she is likely a senior.
She is an absolute joy to be around. She is affectionate and loves company. She is
easily handled and was great for her vet check. Everyone at the shelter loves her.
She is in need of a rescue placement
for medical concerns.
She looks like she may have cushings disease. We did bloodwork on her and she has a slightly increased
ALP. We also did a urine cortisol/creatinine which was high, but she will need a stim test to confirm cushings. She also has
itchy skin. And lastly she needs a dental.
I have attached her medical history, her bloodwork and some photos of her.
us know if you are interested in her.
Well OF COURSE we're interested in you, Poppy! It's
as plain as the beautiful nose on your beautiful face!
We love you already.