Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Dog I Love


This picture is not Scout. No, this picture is of a dog with, I think, an eerie resemblance to Scout. Her name is Pink, and she is a lab-husky mix. Notice how one of her ears stays up and the other one flops down?

Pink belongs to the trainer who I believed "saved" Scout. As many of you know, when Scout was a puppy she had aggression problems. She was possessive of her food bowl and also of items that she "stole." She even bit me once. We took Scout to the Humane Society, and to many different kinds of training. I was very worried that we couldn't manage this behavior when Scout grew up, we would not be able to keep her, because she wouldn't be safe. When we went to Maureen, she gave us some training so that we could be better leaders. And she wouldn't give up. And although Scout is not perfect (and this is more our deficiency than it is hers), she does not protect or guard items any more.

The first time Maureen met Scout, she told me I needed to go to her website and look at Pink. I did, and thought they could be sisters. They are the same age. Scout used to board with Maureen every once in awhile, and so go to know Pink as well.

I just found out that Pink, this beautiful dog, the same age as Scout, has Stage V Lymphoma.

Please keep Pink and her people in your prayers.

I've learned so much from them. I can't even tell you how much right now.

11 comments:

Fran said...

Oh my - so many prayers from here. I would have swon that was Scout!

What a story, I am so moved. I hope that there is some hope for Pink. I am praying for her and her people.

Marsha said...

Poor Pink. I hope she is not in pain. I'm sure her humans are! We will definitely keep her and her family in our prayers.

Jan said...

Poor, poor Pink. Let us know how she does.

DogBlogger said...

Oh, no... I echo what the others said, and add my prayers for Pink and her people.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Saying a prayer.

altar ego said...

Oh, ouch. I feel for Pink and her people. Prayers indeed.

SingingOwl said...

Yes. Me too. What a beautiful dog. Both of them.

Mompriest said...

A friend of mine had a dog with the same diagnosis...they were able to treat her with chemo and help her be comfortable for a number of months, maybe close to a year...but it was very expensive treatment. I will hold Pink and her family in my prayers.

Kievas said...

Prayers for Pink and her family, that they will find a way to work through this together.

Barbara B. said...

Aww, prayers for Pink...

Rev SS said...

so sorry ... praying for Pink and all who love her