Saturday, August 28, 2010

Foster Stella, a Saturday update

Above photo, Stella at full speed.  Just try and catch her standing still!
Friday morning we took our newest foster, Stella, to the vet.   She had not had her check up since she came in.  She had a large tumor like thing on her chest, and we were worried about it.   Sure enough, it was an infected mammary gland, it had swollen and just needed to be drained and she needed some antibiotics.   Then her heart was checked, she is on the same heart medicine that I am on, only 1/3 the dosage.   Sure enough, her heart murmur was very tiny compared to mine.   She will go back this coming week for another check up and follow up.    Stella had just gotten to the point she would relax and love on the chauffeur, in general she is timid towards men.   After being taken to the vet, she is avoiding him again and it will take another day before she is ready to forgive him for the trip to the vet's office. 

For the time being we are thinking of renaming her either Whirling or Dervish.   Either one would convey the idea that she is in constant motion.   Constant motion that is unless she is snuggling.    Snuggling seems to be the only thing that slows her down.   She weighs 53 pounds, but Stella thinks that is the ideal weight for a lap dog.   She is such a happy dog, she does a dance to greet anyone that comes through the door, she is just so excited to see them, but she does not jump on people, that does not mean she can't jump close to them, and she does jump all around to greet new people.   Its a wonderful dance that brings smiles as we share in her joy of welcome.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. She's a GEM!

    I'm not seeing her having to stay furry long at MGR's Khanine Khasa!

    My mom is making THAT smile from HERE!

    PeeEssWoo: Are woo sure she's not part SH?

  2. What a joy Stella must be. You and Bella are very fortunate meeting all those wonderful Goldens. And then you get to play with them too!

    We wish Stella the best.

    Earnhardt, Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  3. Glad that the vet report was good, Stella seems to be one happy Golden and we are sure she will not need to look for her forever home very long.

    Hamish & Sophie

  4. Oh Stella, we're glad you are doing well. Please try and forgive the chauffeur. He loves you, I swear.

  5. I'm glad the vet visit went well, and it wasn't anything "too serious" with the lump! We'll hope she heals quickly and maybe will slow down a little bit to smell the roses! :-)

  6. We're glad to hear that Stella's vet visit went well - can Neeli join her in playing???

    Nadine Apples & Neeli