Oh Ray!

In June 2013, we were aware that our recently adopted Ray had heart-worm, as well as a list of lesser issues (heart-worm was the only fatal, if not treated, condition).

He was cleared of his heart-worm condition; an ear infection was successfully treated; fear aggression was identified and addressed; startle response was acknowledged and respected.

Now here we are, five years later. He has a personality that is quite endearing, and people smile at him wherever we go. Cars stop to let us cross roads, and we have discovered stores that are dog friendly together with restaurant patios that will allow dogs. Of course Ray knows every store in town that potentially has biscuits just for him and (bonus), he has been on his 10mg dosage of Fluoxetine for almost a week … and so far … so good!

How the world has changed for all three of us!

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48 thoughts on “Oh Ray!

  1. Oh I would love to know what he is thinking sitting in that box. He probably thought it would make him look cute enough to get some treats out of you and Carol. Love the picture!
    So glad he survived heart worm, I remember reading in your book about hearing him cry, when he was sick with it. That was a heart tugger!

    Ray’s story kind of reminds me of a fairy tale. It didn’t have a very good beginning, he had been abandoned, was sick and had other issues to deal with. People from the shelter turned out to be his heroes, rescuing him, and then you and Carol came riding a “white horse” , and gave Ray a loving, forever home. Its the best kind of fairy tale, for this one is true!

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  2. Ray is definitely one of a kind! The big doofus looks so cute stuffed in that box I just want to smush him with kisses! He has truly come a long way, as have you and Carol. Has medication helped? Sure. But the biggest factor in Ray’s improvement is loving you and Carol and feeling safe with you.

    Ray found his people. Lucky for you guys. Everyone wins.
    πŸ”Ή Ginger πŸ”Ή

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