Big Black Dog

January 17, 2011

Meet Daisy Mae Page
Age: 10 months
Breed: Big Black Dog
Temperament: All sweetness and kisses

We met her at Petco in Bellevue. She was one of the many dogs rescued by Proverbs 12:10. Daisy Mae (formerly Thelma) has been coming there every Saturday since she was a pup. I can’t imagine why. She loves everyone and gets along with everything. But, lucky for us she was still there last Saturday so we could spot her, fall in love and bring her home. Technically, we are “fostering to adopt.” We have until next Saturday to decide whether we are keeping her for good. But, I think it is safe to say the Pages are smitten and hopelessly committed, barring some kind of unforeseen Cujo moment, of course.

The interesting thing is that she has never been an inside dog. She has lived her whole life outside. But, she has been a perfect lady inside and is quickly figuring out what she’s been missing. Now, if she could just figure out what stairs are and how to navigate them!

Tanner has been doing well. She has struggled with some minor health issues like a urinary tract infection, a still unexplained rash on her arm and a persistent cough. But, it hasn’t stopped her from rehearsing for her Alice in Wonderland shows next week and loving it. She is the cutest rose! I can’t wait to see the show.

On a sober note, please pray for the little two-year-old girl, Alli, who I have mentioned in previous posts. She has pre-b ALL, just like Tanner, but is high risk. Their road has been unbelievably difficult and Alli has been on a ventilator since last week, fighting fungal pneumonia. Fungal pneumonia is very serious; so serious that all kids with ALL take daily antibiotics to prevent it. She had to be moved up to an oscillator today, which is apparently a step up from a ventilator, because she is having so much trouble breathing. I can’t imagine the pain of watching your child slowly get worse, instead of better. After all we have been through with Tanner, I don’t think we’ve ever had a situation that didn’t improve steadily. It must be absolute hell. This sweet little girl and her family need prayers.

Love,
Beth

3 thoughts on “Big Black Dog

  1. Daisy Mae looks like our Sasha, only bigger! So glad she’s found her way to your family.

    I’ll definitely be praying for Alli. There’s really nothing like seeing your kid on a ventilator. Thankfully, I didn’t see it much, but…*shiver*….nothing like it.

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