Saturday, June 24, 2017

First impressions and hunger pangs

Year-old Casey trolling for collectibles on Bellingham Bay
Casey, aka Quantum Leap Bob, was a traumatized mess. After sorting out the paperwork that accompanied his travel crate we found that he was seven-months-old, not ten-months as we were originally told. We were also told that he had been fed Purina One, and that unfortunately was true. A plastic bag full of this low grade adult dog kibble was taped to the top of his crate. The breeder obviously spared no expense when it came to nourishment. No wonder Casey appeared malnourished. A dinner consisting of puppy kibble, supplemented with decent organic chicken, was devoured in short order. Then our new family member gave every impression to be retiring for the evening, completely sated for no doubt the first time in his life. In less than an hour though our guy awoke from a dream-state to do a faceplant in Victoria's TV tray dinner, before crashing for the night. 

As it turned out, Casey, by nature or by nuture, would never be a picky eater. And who could blame him?

An appointment with our veterinarian in the morning would be the first step in what would turn out to be a long recovery for the kid, both physically and psychologically.

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes, the breeders are a front for the high-end dog food folks! I don't know if you saw, but we lost our Callie last week. She slipped a disk in her back and it severed her spinal cord. She was all there mentally, but totally paralyzed on the back end, no control of her bodily functions. It was traumatic for us, and very sad, but we had to say good-bye. :(