Gilda Radner said "It's always something". Well with Grete, that's the way it is. This is a picture of Grete on her Gotcha Day back in May. She came to us with all the hope of a happy forever life with us...which is all still true (don't worry!).
It's just that with my Grete dog, it really is always something. She came to us with a sketchy history...from the pound...former owner was forced to give her up, then she was found running loose, they were pretty sure she was spayed...initial exam from our dr. showed that her hips were fine.
Yes, it's true her hips are fine. It was her elbows that were messed up. She is now on the verge of a full recovery after 2 surgeries and lots of patience on her part. It was also hard on me because I wanted to chase her, but I couldn't. She is just about ready for the full release to the dog park....and then....
Why is Grete licking herself so much? Why is Grete marking everything on her walkies...why...uh oh...why does our spayed Grete appear to be in heat?
A trip to the vet didn't make things easier on mom and dad. They found what they "think" is a spay scar. They ran a hormone test...normal. The dr. is trying to chase down whatever sketchy records they can get from her past life.
Anyway...she can't go back to the dog park for sure right now. The mystery will be resolved, but mom and dad need to know if she just isn't spayed, or if it was an incomplete spay...2 different things according to the doctor (didn't Ayla just go through this sort of thing?).
So Grete continues to keep things interesting around here...just when we thought us kitties were getting all the attention.