Fire-dog the Yawning-dog: Vet visit

Fire-dog, called such because of his blazing orange color, is a name which just didn’t work for me. Since he looks exactly like Laudie-dog (female name with “-ie”), he’s now officially Laudy-dog (male name with “-y”). Even on his rabies tag.

Before the trip to the vet:

  • He’s been able to lie down once again without taking hours to do this.
  • I’ve never seen him sit, but that’s coming I’m sure. The Vet mentioned seeing him sitting.
  • He’s gone from not eating at all, to eating one hand-fed kibble, to eating without being hand-fed.
  • He’s happier to go in and out of the house without this being an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it event.
  • He has no more nightmares.
  • When he goes number two, he would scream. That’s going away.

The result from the visit to the Vet is that he has no heart worms, no whip worms, no ring worms, and he’s got all his shots for distemper/etc and rabbies.

The Vet examined the tail-thing that going on, and it seems he might have a dislocated tail, perhaps hit by a car, perhaps, you know… But I’m told that will very likely heal on its own in another week or two. All good.

He’s calming down after whatever trauma he went through, confident now that he’s not going to get hit or kicked or smashed down. He’s learning to assert himself.

Adopting a dog is good. Getting adopted by a dog is really cool.


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11 responses to “Fire-dog the Yawning-dog: Vet visit

  1. Beautiful dog! So glad he’s better, have been in prayer for him.

  2. Dianna

    He is beautiful whatever his name. Glad he gets a second chance with someone who loves him. Sadly, many animals and children are abused and never know the joy of being loved and cared for. God bless you for caring.

  3. nancyv

    Laudy, a very male re-name (and easier for you to remember…and also a reminder of a sweet little companion of yesteryears) DEO GRATIAS!

  4. Cathy

    Fr. Byers, I’m so happy for you and Shadow-Dog, and grateful to God that Laudy’s injuries are not serious. I’m thinking about your Gangs of dogs post, I’ve been waiting for the Jim Caviezel film, Sound of Freedom movie to be released. I honestly believe that the reason it has not been released is worldly powerful people do not want it to be released. God bless you always!

  5. Aussie Mum

    I was wondering where the name “Fire-dog” came from but did not like to ask. His orange colour is very striking but I like his new name better. It is amazing how much he looks like Laudie-dog and I am glad you have him, Father.

  6. Nan

    He’s definitely your dog

  7. Gina Nakagawa

    Lucky dog!!!!

  8. catherine

    Father George, it sounds like you have been adopted again. I am very relieved that Laudy-dog has a good chance of a complete recovery. Thank you for letting us know how he is doing. Blessings to you and your dog guardians.


  9. sanfelipe007

    Wonderful news. Thanks be to God. Soon Shadow-dog will be able to play with Laudy-dog.

  10. Absolutely cool getting adopted by a dog. I hope that happens to me some day. …
    So glad that Laudy-Dog will be okay…is he asserting himself with you or with Shadow-Dog?
    Asking for a friend. …

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