Sweet Antidote to What Ails You

Tired of xenophobia and batshit crazy proposals from a Republican candidate who shrugs off comparisons with Der Fuehrer as mere compliments?  Here’s a post from The Daily Kos by Bill in Maine that should lift your spirits:

CHEERS to our little bundle of furry joy.  More proof of how tempus fugits no matter how hard we fire our retro-fugit boosters: C&J’s lab-mix rescue woozle Haley is three years old today.  We’re not sure what she’s mixed with, exactly, but we are sure of one thing: she had a rough start in life, beginning with the parvovirus that she fought off, the stressful journey from Macon, Georgia to Maine, a sinus infection that relentlessly clogged her nostrils, and some other disease that I’ve forgotten the name of but she beat that, too. Here she is (the white one getting squished at lower right) after the “Fab 14” was dropped off at the shelter in January, 2013:

Cage full of puppies, including Haley (back row, white), dog of Common Sense Mainer and Bill in Portland Maine.  Early 2013

Her troubles didn’t end there, though.  A year ago the vet diagnosed Haley with a seriously- damaged ligament, requiring surgery that literally sawed through her lower leg bone and re-jiggered it at a slightly-different angle to compensate (a Tibial Plateau-Leveling Osteotomy, or TPLO, is what they call it).  I don’t know who’s happier about her full recovery—her or us.  But she’s back to being obsessed with tennis balls, running like a racehorse, swimming, jumping, and mostly able to avoid getting whapped by the cat.  Our one concern: she’s a Donald Trump supporter…

Haley, dog belonging to Bill in Portland Maine and Common Sense Mainer, as Donald Trump.             “Build the wall and keep the pooties out. They’re nothing but trouble.”

We hope it’s just a phase.  Happy birthday, Haley, and many blessings on your squeaky camel toys.”

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