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|Thu, 03-28-2013 - 11:37pm|
Roo Ben is being returned to me tomorrow at 11 AM.
His new family loves him so much, and his person (a mentally-challenged man) is heartbroken, but Roo Ben was unable to control his legs and they took him to their vet. Roo Ben has a neurological problem, possibly a brain tumor. An MRI is $1500, and surgery (if necessary) would be in the thousands. Roo Ben is doing fairly well on steroids, but the dose will have to keep getting stronger, and Roo Ben's vet gives him 30 days before he is paralyzed. Roo Ben's person has limited understanding of all this, and insists that Roo Ben be returned to me. So for Jason's benefit, that is what we will do. And Monday morning I take Roo Ben to Rescue's vet for their opinion, treatment, whatever.
So, it is Holy Week. I have five church services plus a rehearsal, plus an Easter dinner to pull out of my ear. I also have an un-housebroken foster pug I don't like very much (who has worms, too), and poor Roo Ben is coming back. I have told the rescue people I cannot handle both of them by myself. Between us, I would rather be a hospice home for Roo Ben than train the Neanderthal.
Two weeks ago, I bought a rocking chair at a church garage sale, when I went in looking for a dog crate. I guess I will move it into the living room and sit and rock Roo Ben.