Emma is a very sweet, loving and energetic Boxer girl who will be nine years old in November. She joined me at eight weeks of age in late January 2005 (two weeks after puppy pic above), and we've been through thick and thin together. She weathered a lumpectomy in 2007, which resulted in a clean biopsy. Whew!
Our DilEmma: She had been limping for several days, and I decided it was time for the doc. After seeing a local vet on September 3, I decided that we needed to find a different care provider. We received a recommendation via a wonderful "animaltarian," and we are working our way towards a diagnosis and care plan for Emma. After two vet visits, we have a short-term care plan, but her diagnostics and care are incomplete and ongoing.
Like many, I have been hit hard by the recession, and her issues have presented the dilemma of juggling the costs of daily living with bringing some relief to my loyal and comedic companion of so many years. In better times, I participated in dog rescue myself. In the last couple years, I have experienced unemployment, homelessness and a storage locker robbery that cleaned me out of most of my personal possessions--I have nothing of value to sell as a result. I am still struggling to regain ground, and there has been progress, but it's a long road. A family member paid for her initial vet visit--all except two of my immediate family are deceased, so there are limitations as to how much I can ask of family. Updates are ongoing, so please follow us!
Thank you from Emma and Kathleen!