Mid-way through the work week. I am sitting at work and just finished browsing through all of the blog posts I did in August. Even though I have been dealing with Sweetheart for four months now, it is hard for me to believe she was really that emaciated and that her leg was that bad. I look at Sweetheart today and she just isn't the same dog. She is so healthy looking now and so FULL OF ENERGY. I have always been grateful for her amazing recovery but reading back in the blog to the first weeks makes me appreciate her all the more.
I watch her play and sleep and eat and marvel at her. I must admit, I can't stop patting her little thighs because it is so amazing to me that she regained so much muscle back after not having any. Watching her run is breathtaking and watching her pounce on tennis balls like a puppy is a joy.
I have started to ponder adopting her myself. I do not know if I will do it or not. I know I probably shouldn't adopt her since I already have three of my own but I would love to have a therapy dog and I think she might be able to pass the certification. My first greyhound I ever adopted, Bavarian, is twelve and a half and he is getting raspy in breath and slower in movement. He will not be with me too much longer I fear. While Sweetheart could never replace him in my heart, she would be a good grey to fill some of the void his loss will undoubtably create.
I am going to keep thinking about it and I plan on looking into therapy certification. She still needs to be spayed and that will happen soon. I still have some time to contemplate adoption. If I do adopt, it will be the third failed foster of mine. I guess that isn't too bad after fostering for five years!
I will try and get some pictures of her for you all in the next few days. She looks exactly the same but I know the blog is better when I put pics and video on it!