Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Katie Update

You've seen Katie's story on our website. She has cancer. We don't know how long she has left in this world. Her foster family is determined that she will live her remaining days to the fullest. Here is a note from Katie's mom:

"Katie continues to blossom every day! She is happy more often than not, now, even wiggling her little nub of a tail. She gets very excited when we come home, and she gets really excited at dinner time! She will even come around the table with the other Girls, hoping to get a hand out from the table. She spends more time with us now, and less time in her kennel.

Like many of you, I wouldn't be able to do the foster work that I do without the support of my family. In particular, my husband, John. He is wonderful with all the dogs (we're up to 5 now!), and with Katie in particular. He has gotten her to the point that she is comfortable going outside without a leash, and will walk outside on her own. If you could've seen her in the beginning, you would understand what a special accomplishment this is! She still sticks closely to us outside, and will run to the porch if she's frightened, but at least she's taken this step.

Just know that we're doing everything we can to make whatever time Katie has left as happy as can be. Especially John. He spoils her rotten!"

What would we be without volunteers like this?


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