I have fantastic news. Bella has gained two pounds!! I know it does not seem like much but when an animal is under weight every ounce matters. She weighed 44.8 lbs on 9/27/11, today she weighed in at 47.3 lbs ( I wonder if all the treats her new aunts and uncles gave her contributed to that, lol). All the ladies at the clinic just adore her, and Doctor Deb... Well what can I say, Bella has found a special place in her heart. I have noticed that Bella has a way of doing that to people, lol. Dr. Deb took swab samples of her ear gunk and I will know in the morning if it is "just ear gunk" or if it is something more that would require medication. Her incision (from when she was spayed) is looking fabulous and healing well. I was concerned about the redness on her lip, the area that was torn off. Dr. Deb assured me that it was fine and would clear up. We have also started her on a Salmon oil supplement to help with her very dry itchy skin and her fur falling out issues. We also got her heart guard, and of course I forgot that at the vet.. So I am going to head back over there in the morning after dropping Emily off at school and pick that back up. I will be taking her back in a couple of weeks so she can get her Distemper booster and a pedicure.
Bella was very apprehensive about being back put back into a vehicle. I really think she was worried that she was going to have to leave me. She literally CLUNG onto me. My heart felt so bad, all I could do was try and reassure her that she was not leaving me. She did great at the vet, wagging her tail, but also staying right in my lap. Once we got her back home, and she realized she was back here, her whole body just started to wiggle. Once she was back in the house she did her super cute, "happy puppy dance" which is her romping around, boxing the air, and giving me her SUPER adorable grin that shows all of her front teeth. I so wish I would have grabbed my camera and put it on video but I got so wrapped up in the moment, just playing with her, hugging her and kissing her. I do promise you all though that I will get a video of her "happy puppy dance" very soon for you all to see.
On a last note.. Here is a picture that was sent to me from Stacy Humphrey. This is a picture she took while she was driving Bella home. Stacy brought Bella a bag of milk bones, she could not find them at first. As she was driving down the road Stacy heard a rustling of a bag and just knew Bella found her milk bones. So here is my lovely Bella enjoying her nummy treat.