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Sweetie Update

Here’s Sweetie the heeler doing her morning yoga:

Sweetie the heeler stretching and yawning

Linda took the photo this morning shortly before taking Sweetie in for the first of her big heartworm treatments — made possible by you.

Sweetie had the first of her three immiticide shots today and remains at the vet under close observation. If all goes well, she’ll spend her next month of crate rest in one of Linda’s foster homes, where two “dads” have already fallen in love with her.

The foster dads have seen her nippy behavior and seem unflapped by it. (Really helps to have heeler-knowledgeable people on the case. Though Sweetie’s nipping definitely isn’t a positive thing, it’s also not the danger indicator it would be in some other breed. A nippy great Pyrenees would be a Big, Serious Problem. A nippy cattle dog is just a dog whose natural traits haven’t been well-channeled.)

Will keep you posted as I learn more.


  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit
    The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit May 24, 2012 11:00 am

    Somebody’s gotta say it, Claire….

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! Zombie Dog!!!!!!!!

  2. Claire
    Claire May 24, 2012 7:12 pm

    I did see that, naturegirl, thank you. Mary Lou Seymour sent a link a couple of days ago, but it was too heartbreaking even to think about.

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