The following is copied from my book about Ray – “Who Said I was up for Adoption?” (Click book cover image in right column for more information).
To set the context: We had recently adopted Ray, and his first medical examination produced a positive test result for heartworm. Heartworm is terminal if not treated and, for a number of reasons, the treatment itself can be fatal. He had to be kept as calm as possible throughout the complete treatment period of six months. Continue reading