Sunday, July 09, 2006

Portia to the Rescue

Portia's daddy, Steve, is a veterinarian so she's the healthy daughter of a doctor. (Portia is my "foster dog" since she stays with me whenever her daddies are out of town or on vacation). She really is THE most loveable dog that has ever walked this happy planet.

Portia really loves people and doesn't like to be alone, so on days when Steve has to work a long shift she often accompanies him to the clinic and stays in his office. She usually gets a bath there, too, since it's equipped with bathing facilities and drying cages. (Portia loves the drying cage).

It turns out that Portia is a universal blood donor. Since she's often there, she's been called upon to donate blood for a doggy in need; about a dozen times so far. She's so used to it by now that she doesn't even have to be held down on a table. She just stands on the floor, Steve pets her, telling her what a good dog she is while the blood is taken.

A couple of days ago, a little dog almost died after surgery and needed blood. Portia was driven to the clinic, she did her thing, and the next day the little dog was jumping into her owner's arms. Steve said that all the dogs who have received Portia's superb life-force have done very well afterward.

Is that a good dog, or what?!


At 12:17 AM , Blogger Iwanski said...

Nice doggie. That is a heart-warming little piece of information about Portia which I did not know.

At 10:12 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

That is a VERY good doggie.

At 6:04 AM , Blogger Br. Jonathan said...

You only have to be around Portia for a very few minutes in order to be totally enchanted. Miss Healthypants has had this experience.

At 9:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Portia made my day!! *smiles*


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