A few weeks ago I had a post about some extensive diagnostic work we were doing with our blind-and-deaf Cocker Spaniel, little Miss Ellie May. She was having intestinal problems and hadn't responded to antibiotics, so our internal medicine specialist in Missoula, Dr. Dave Bostwick, performed some tests to rule out cancers and other threats. Well, we're delighted to report that all of Ellie May's results came back negative. We still don't know why she was having those intestinal problems -- and fortunately they have pretty much cleared up -- but we're relieved to find she's in really good shape.
Alayne took this photo of me with my little minionette this evening. Sometimes Ellie May looks more like a teddy bear than a Cocker Spaniel, and as long as I'm holding her, she completely melts. I can drape her over my shoulder, hold her upside down in my arms, or prop her up on my knees. She'll stay absolutely motionless, like a stuffed toy. You can do anything with her at that point. Like put a ridiculous pair of sunglasses on her.
Firedog contest update 2: We learned today from Circuit City that the ranch will be getting a check for $3,641 for the animals -- thanks again to everyone who voted!