Things are getting back to “normal” here in Redding. I’m still getting caught up from being gone for a few days so we thank you for your patience. Last week we took in this poor boy, Romeo, who needed quite extensive orthopedic surgery for a fractured leg. He also needed eye surgery and to be neutered. I’m going to let him tell you his own story, but he is too proud to ask for help with his vet bills so I will do so on his behalf. Romeo’s bill was close to $2,000.00 so if any of you can help with a donation in any amount, it would be much appreciated by all of us. He is definitely a dog worth saving, but please read on:

Hello to all of you. My name is Romeo only because it was decided that “Lover Boy” was too awkward. I’m not sure how many faces would turn around if someone were calling me “Lover Boy” at the dog park and who might get slapped! Either way, I can live up to the name. I really do love everyone I meet, and it doesn’t matter if you have two or four legs or if my leg is broken. My story begins with someone in San Diego witnessing me getting hit by a car and taking me to the shelter. I was there for 10 days, and nothing was done for my hurt leg. Finally, the shelter staff called and the rescue was told that they had to get me out of the shelter the next day or I would be killed. Somehow it didn’t seem fair to the folks at the rescue that I should have to die because I had an irresponsible owner. I know they worked hard to get me to Redding the next day (it’s about a ten hour drive), but they got the job done so that Dr. Larry could take care of my broken leg. He would have had an easier time if he could have put me back together as soon as the fracture happened, but that was not the case. He did say the surgery was a “challenge”, but we are all hopeful that I will regain full use of my leg. So now you know my story, but I am putting all that in the past. What I have now in front of me is a blank page on which to start writing the next chapter of my life. I am hoping to include one of you in the “rest of the story”.