Aside from her serious medical condition, she is
doing okay - except for some quirky behaviors. Miracle circles and
circles when she's anxious, and when she does the circling outside in
the yard (around the whole perimeter of the yard, over and over), it
makes you dizzy just watching her. Also, the concept of potty training
does not yet exist
in this doodle's head. When she's picked up, she flings her head back,
so her foster family has learned to support her head at the neck like a
newborn. Miracle has no idea about what to do with toys, but
she does love to be held and so gets cuddled while watching TV in
the evening. Finally, she refuses to climb the one small step outside.
When she's ready to come in, she just stands there like a princess,
waiting to be picked up, sometimes barking; we think it is changing
from one surface to another that totally confuses
her. Her foster home has tried to teach her to take
that one step up but, so far, to no avail.
(Photo of Miracle and her step.)
her vet appointment she weighed 9.7 pounds even though we were told she
is a standard size doodle. If she is indeed going to be the size of a
standard doodle, she has lots of growing to do! Currently Miracle is
growing taller but is still very skinny. She has no pain tolerance.
When blood was taken at the vet, this doodle carried on and screamed
her head off. Her blood work results were fine though, just a little
She came to us with lots of mats and being a
doodle, that was not good. A trip to the groomer was needed.
Again, like witih the blood work, she screamed and carried on, but
thankfully, the mats are out. Now Miracle wears a cute little vest
until her fur grows back.
took Miracle knowing she was a special needs girl and are committed to
helping her. She will be going to Neurology Department at the
University of Missouri for a diagnostic visit. This visit will probably
involve a MRI scan and whatever the resulting diagnosis, it will almost
certainly be very expensive.
we are raising special funds to pay for the expected cost of the MRI
(Photo of Miracle at the Vet.)
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