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First visit with the vet


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.

While we waited for Dr. Marchman, Steven and Adobe took a selfie.
While we waited for Dr. Marchman, Steven and Adobe took a selfie.

A dog and her man

There’s a killer story by Harlan Ellison, “The beast that shouted love at the heart of the world.” Ellison is one of Steven’s favorite writers; back in college, he met Ellison — a brilliant pen and “interesting” human. The book made for a very very dark┬ámovie — “A boy and his dog.”

This post that steps off the remodel track is not about Ellison or his post-apocalyptic tale of Vic and Blood.

Instead, here is Reboot at age 15.5, allowing herself to sit with Steven, who needed a hug from his puppy.