For Black Friday, Jacquela and Steven bought Adobe a new pillow, sized to fit inside her crate.
She slept on it one night.
The next afternoon, she delivered this editorial:
We designed one run of cabinets in the kitchen to end with a shelf for the dog bowls. This was intended for Reboot. She never got to use it.
Adobe is now 25 pounds and tall enough to reach. The water and food bowls come up off the floor. She took to it instantly.
She now weighs 11.2 pounds — twice her weight on her first visit with Dr. Marchman on 6 June, one month ago. More than three times the 3.1 pounds she weighed when we adopted her.
Adobe today met Taylor Marchman, veterinarian at Westlake Animal Hospital — the doctor who cared for Reboot for more than a decade. There is no one that Jacquela, Jadin and Steven trust more with Adobe than Taylor. Period.
Steven and Dr. Marchman discovered that Adobe appears to have a skin parasite she contracted while at Austin Pets Alive — coccidia — “very common,” says Dr. Marchman. We are spared the diarrhea, so far, fortunately, but Adobe’s skin appears to be molting in several areas. We are instructed to use a medicated shampoo and feed 1.25 millileters of Albon liquid via oral syringe.
Other than that, Adobe is healthy, growing, up to date on all her shots, protected against fleas and ticks, cleared to go outside, able to meet people. In a week, after the meds go to work on the parasite, Adobe will be able to socialize with other dogs.
The best indicator of health? Adobe now weighs 6.3 pounds. She weighed 3.38 pounds when we adopted her.
Jadin is at camp. We moved Adobe’s crate into Steven’s office, because Steven needs company and supervising. Blue plastic tarp to protect the wood floor from accidents. Metal gates to keep puppy away from wood floors beyond the office and computer cables in the office. And favorite toys at the ready for teething — Dino, Piggy, Rope, and two pliable rubber things that have not yet been named.
It’s day 2 with Adobe.
Jadin’s friends Sofia and Molly came to visit the new addition to our family.
The three girls have been friends since kindergarten. Special.