Exhausted after a day at the puppy park and much needed baths.
Monthly Boston meet-up 1-21-12. The puppies had a blast!
Keeping up with two puppies is time consuming, so again, this is a bit late. Here are her official stats:
She’s Black/White Brindle Coat and weighs in at a whopping 2.8lbs.
She had her first Vet checkup this past weekend, and found out Emi is not so healthy. She has a small heart murmur. Luckily, this is something that will most likely go away as she gets older. It doesn’t affect her in any way. She is crazy, completely fearless, full of energy and A LOT smarter than her big brother, even though she’s only 2 months old.
Emi likes to help with laundry.
Help Leela in a time of Kneed -
As all of you know, I’m obsessed with my Boston Leela. Something so tiny is FULL of energy and love and it pains me to even think about the pain she’s experiencing right now and how she is unable to express her distress.
On a routine visit to the vet I found out both her knees have a condition called Patellar Luxation. Her knee cap slips out of the joint causing a painful popping sensation and she is forced to favour the other leg, which also has the same problem. I called several pet insurance companies inquiring about this medical problem and they don’t cover it since it’s a common problem in small dogs, especially Boston Terriers. My vet quoted me $1500 to have a surgeon come in from Milton, ON to perform the surgery and claimed that the surgeon would perform the surgery on both knees for a combined cost of $1700. As a student who is already in debt from my post-secondary education I’m left with the decision to post-pone the surgery until I can find the funds to pay for Leela’s surgery. This could develop the Patellar Luxation into full blown arthritis and leave Leela unable to walk later in life and that thought alone is devastating.
I set up this ChipIn page in hopes of my friends, family and dog lovers/enthusiasts to “chip in” whatever they can to help me accelerate raising the funds for Leela.