Well Madison has made a full recovery. She is walking as she did before. She has a good appetite and is eliminating well. Even her bright eyes and smile are back.
We are so relieved. We do know that Madison is 15 and this is likely to happen again and next time we may not be so lucky. In the meantime we will shower her with everything her little heart desires. She will get lots of treats and extra attention. It is not often we get a second chance with our senior dogs.
We adopted Madison 10 years ago from the Animal Rescue Foundation in Calgary. Madison was a typical reserve dog – the type that ARF rescues. She had been rescued once from the reserve and spent some time with a family. They had a 12 year old boy who tormented her and she did not like men. Angela from ARF was overjoyed when I called and said we were looking for a dog and that there were no men in our house. It seemed that Madison was a perfect fit. We had her over for a sleep over and all went well so we adopted her.