Sponsor Animal Update: Rockstar
2nd Quarter 2009
Rocket is doing well and has already become an integral part of his new family. He loves going for long walks, playing fetch in the park and playing with the kids. He's learned so much - he knows how to play tag, hide-and-go-seek (the kids taught him both) and he sits and lies down upon command. He's gotten much better at taking his pill in the morning for his liver, which needs to be given with no food 1 hour before eating. At first it was hard to get him to swallow, but now he's really got it down (or maybe his new owner, David, has just gotten better at giving it!). All things considered, Rocket's health is good. He's thrown up a few times, usually after eating grass in the backyard, but it doesn't seem to be anything abnormal. He takes his medicine and his prescription food every day and his hip dysplasia seems less apparent. His family likes to think Rocket is wise beyond his years having suffered through so much at such a young age, and that he really appreciates it all. They do think he's happy now and feels safe and loved and they’re very proud and grateful they have the chance to share time with such a wonderful animal, and we certainly are too!