A quick update on Stella progress w/her ACL injury earlier this year ... Girlies is doing so well! If you had the chance to observe her movements up close, you might notice the slightest difference between the functioning of her left and right back legs -- the left leg now trails the right, by about 1/4 inch. She is, however, putting full weight on left limb, and using it all the time. So while we cannot definitively say that the limb is technically fully stable, if it IS unstable, it's only marginal, at this point. Which tells us that the injury is healing/improving. Vet has discontinued stem cell treatments at this point, but we're continuing nutriceuticals and LED
therapy. I'm optimistic about a full recovery. We'll continue to be cautious with any exercise and see how the Fall rolls out...
Sidebar: Stella and I had to say goodbye to our darling little rescue "truck" this week. We discovered this summer that the entire undercarriage was rusted out and indeed, she died very loudly, on Yonge Street, some 3 weeks ago. Quite the scene, lol!
This vehicle brought Stella and Mary Anycat, home. Tedman was also a regular co-pilot. She rescued and/or transported countless birds and wildlife in our years together. By virtue of it's "Animal Rescue Transport Vehicle" and "Adopt-don't-shop" stickers, she quietly messaged for animals everywhere she went.
And speaking of where we went... you saw the list above of farm sanctuaries in Ontario? This little truck has journeyed to all but one of them. It hauled countless supplies, and animals, to farms and domestic rescues...attended so many advocacy events...blocked traffic so many times in intersections and on roadways when there's been an animal in need...
Best news, if there is any here: one of our network contacts, Ashley, from Adopt a Dog/Save a Life, told me about an Ontario program where you fill out a quick online form, to get a "bid" from a reputable wrecker, and a decent offer for scrap metal and parts.They were here within 48 hours, towed her away for free, and best news ever ... are ensuring she is
right down to the fluids. That's SO cool! There had to come an end, and this is a fitting one. Everyone, please note and promote
-- incredible service, I was totally unaware of, but so grateful to find via Ash, and leverage.
As for our little truck, such gratitude, honestly, and such reverence for our time together. I took out all our personal possessions, and put a few "heart stickers" on the steering column, before she was towed away. I loved that damned truck. Seriously.
Onward... It's high summer! Enjoy, and don't blink! mitch and stella.