It’s been just over a year since I found Trooper, my newest rescue dog, crawling down a gutter, and it’s been less than that, last February, since he had his BIG dental surgery–I think it was 21 teeth pulled. Oy. I thought we were done. I thought that was going to be it, forever. But Trooper’s been gnashing at his mouth again and in moments of real pain he runs around the house whelping with his body curled sideways in a panic, then he crawls under a chair and hides. It’s awful. I took him back to the vet. He needs more teeth pulled. *HOLY CRAP*. And of course it’s Christmas & 12 days before my dear, dear landlord bumped up our rent–Happy New Year!
Gotta love the invoice: $168-$445, plus, follow-ups, antibiotics, meds…it’s Trooper we’re talking about, so if there’s another cost to be had, he will surely create it.
But it is Trooper. My tiny little furry, bundle of ewok love. The dog that yaps at me at dawn, because, hey, going outside in a freeze sounds good at 4am; the dog that can’t hear a thing but manages to appear at the door when I come home wagging until he falls over on the linoleum floor. He’s the dog I clutched so hard I nearly sqooze him too tightly the day he got out and I found him a whole block and a half away–scariest Trooper moment EVER.
So, we’re going back into surgery, if we can, by the skin of our teeth, if we can drum up the money–& even if I can’t, I will find a way, eventually, because he’s my guy. (Zephyr too, of course! But even at 13 1/2, he’s got gorgeous teeth, seriously, nicer than my own, but he doesn’t drink coffee, so there’s that.)
When I found Trooper: http://snowflowerstreet.blogspot.com/2011/12/lost-dog-found-dog-3-weeks-in.html
More Trooper stories here:http://dogsnotdiaries.blogspot.com
thank you, d xo
If you feel so compelled to donate towards Trooper’s dental surgery, THAT would be awesome! Donate button up top! Thank you!