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Two Dawns Ann Chance

Posted Sunday, December 18, 2011, at 9:47 PM

Chance Beagle - Part 1

This truly is a Christmas story - a lost dog needing a home and finding two who would help him. He loved both his Ds so much, he went back and forth between homes, staying mostly with D1.

Look at that face!

One day a couple weeks ago now, he followed D1 across the road to the mailbox. I want you to get this - Chance did not run into the road - he was with his person - but someone driving along that road hit Chance and almost hit D1. Chance was scooped up, help called for and off to the ER vet; however, on the way, it looked bad, very bad: he was un-responsive; they didn't think he would make it to Scott City.  Dr. Ann at La Croix Pet Hospital was called - she said to bring him to her surgery. Let me quote D2 who is in the car with Chance as D1  is driving:

"When the decision was made to put him down, he lifted himself up on his front legs and drug himself over to my chest, laid his head on me and looked up with very pleading eyes. It was almost like he understood what had been said and he was begging for a 2nd Chance."

Dr Ann took XRays, made clear what may or may not happen, how he was so touch and go - which the Ds saw in the car; D2 and family decided to give him his Chance - and his name. Dr. Ann called Silverwalk - if I do surgery on a Beagle who may not survive, will you help find him a home? Absolutely! I said.

He survived!

Next: A Christmas Beagle

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Bobbie blogs about pets, primarily dogs and cats, and issues of rescue and adoption, living with pets and the best pet products. She hopes her blog will be a place for people interested in pets to share their views and ask advice or others. Bobbie is an RN, director of Silverwalk Hounds Dog Sanctuary and a board member of Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary.
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