Bordercentrics Posted September 15, 2007 Report Share Posted September 15, 2007 Six weeks ago we pulled a young smooth coated Border Collie from SpokAnimal, named her Molly, and brought her to Inland Northwest Rescue to be adopted. Molly was one of the few dogs that we have met that we really wanted to own. She is very soft, very sweet, and very deferential to our dogs and to people. On Thursday, we photographed Chip, a wonderful young male Border Collie at SpokAnimal, but Mary Ann at Inland Northwest Rescue was full. We offered to foster Molly for awhile until she had more room. Mary Ann had told us previously that there was something not right about Molly’s movement in the rear, but her vet hadn’t been able to schedule an x-ray yet. So, we got Molly from Mary Ann and made an appointment with our vet for an examination. He found that her left leg muscle was much smaller than her right, but she compensated so well that it was easy to miss in her gait. The x-ray showed that she had a serious trauma as a puppy, and the left femur head was completely out of the socket. She had successful surgery yesterday and we will be rehabilitating her for a month. We are trying to decide whether to keep her or not. She fits in very well with our other dogs and she’s a very easy keeper – sensitive, obedient and very loving. OTOH, we really don’t need another dog…. Steward Robbins Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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