What I Am Thankful For

Really, everyday there is so, so much to be grateful for and Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on friendships, family members, and all the people who make your life better.  I know I have so much to be grateful for, but this year I have one thing I am especially grateful for: my greyhound Chromie.

I adopted Chromie in 2017, knowing that she was a former racing greyhound from Caliente, Mexico, and that she had broken her leg while racing, which was why she retired so young.  She has had a limp ever since the day I met her, but she didn’t let that slow her down–she has always been cheerful and energetic and so, so very smart.  She’s my beautiful, clever girl.

A little over a month ago, her limp worsened and she began to lick her leg constantly.  I had my vet check her out and learned that the metal plate implanted in her leg to help her heal had become infected.  A round of antibiotics helped, but in order to completely solve the problem, my vet recommended surgery to have the plate removed, now that her leg is entirely healed.  I was worried–greyhounds can have sensitivities to anesthesia–but my vet recommended a wonderful surgeon and even if it was quite a drive and my baby was out of the house for a few days, so far it has all been worth it.

Chromie is home now and she looks better every day!  She is still kennel-bound to keep from moving too much, but she is still cheerful, energetic, smart and loving.  Taking care of her post-surgery is a bit of a chore, but I’m so grateful to be able to care for her the way she needs.  I look forward to the day she gets her leg splint off so she can run and play again.

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