Sponsor Animal Update: Alfredo
3rd Quarter 2012
Alfredo received a very special gift from a very special sponsor earlier this month: a state-of-the-art orthopedic bed for his arthritic little body. He likes it very much. Marissa, his adopted mother, compares this bed to a king-sized mattress for a little dog like him. He is certainly intrigued by the texture of it, which makes it easy for him to climb on. Still, he still loves napping in his preferred patch of sunshine in the kitchen. As far as his health concerns go, Alfredo is doing very well! He has had no seizures since last December and is very good about taking his medication. That might be because Marissa puts a dab of peanut butter on it—one of his favorite treats. Alfredo is maintaining a healthy weight, and his orthopedic conditions (luxating patella’s and hip dysplasia) do not seem to interfere with his gait or posture at this time. He is scheduled for a September checkup (watch for news in our next update). Alfredo enjoyed his Fourth of July for the most part, especially his treat of a small piece of seedless watermelon. He wasn’t sure of what to make of the fireworks, but when he noticed his pets (humans) weren’t frightened by the noise, he didn’t let them bother him.