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16Apr/1110

Sweet Lupa in the Doggie Hospital

If you're a dog lover, like I am, consider a little thought for my little dog, Lupa. She suddenly suffered a major seizure yesterday and then another at the emergency room last night. She's undergoing tests as I write this. No word as yet what the cause is yet, but horrible things are serious possibilities. She could use all the positive thoughts and prayers she can get. I'm not a believer in god, per se, but I believe in the celebration of great people and great animals, and I suspect that positive thought encourages positive outcome, whether on a metaphysical level or merely in the realm of feel and how we remember the world.

I found her on the street back in October, half starved to death and barely able to walk. She'd been through hell, her jaw had clearly been broken at some point, and most of her teeth are missing, the few that remain badly broken. She rebounded beautifully, regaining her ability to stand, to run, to bark, and to wag her tail in joy. She loves people like few dogs I've ever seen, and they love her. She is sweetness incarnate. She reminds me how great we humans could be, and encourages me to toward that.

UPDATE 4/19/2011: Thanks for all the good wishes for Lupa!  I really appreciate them  Lupa is doing well, she's on the anti-seizure medicine and has thankfully not had another seizure.  No idea what the cause might have been, or whether something worse is in the offing.  But I am grateful to have her here for the days, weeks, months, and hopefully years I will.

^ Quinxy

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  1. Sorry to hear about your dog. My experience too is that rescue dogs know & appreciate what we do for them.
    DaveB
    PS Thanks for your nook notes.
    Slowly working towards 2.4 GingerB on my Nook.
    Son is watching closely. Dogs, as usual, asleep :-).
    Honeycomb from the SD didn’t quite do it for me.

  2. Sorry to hear that, saying a prayer for Lupa now. My dad is a vet and my wife and I adopted an abused pet from the clinic that just passed away last year. I think some of the closest bonds are with pets that have had rough lives… hope Lupa gets better soon!

  3. Thanks Dave, I appreciate it. Good luck with the Nook Color. I’ve been really pleased with the ClockworkMod install of PhireMod. I can’t tell you how nice it is to have this thing rock solid for a change. Nothing crashes, nothing acts weird. It just works as it should.

  4. Thanks Joe, appreciate the kind words very much. Makes me truly appreciate her (and my other dog, Osita) all the more now that I have Lupa home from the hospital. And I agree, the bonds between man and dog certainly seems all the stronger when they have been adopted.

  5. Glad to hear Lupa is back home, hopes and wishes everything will be A-OK! Now why do I have this tune running through my head going, “my name is Lupa… I live on the second floor…”.

  6. Hah, I think that song was actually about referring to a Luka. 🙂 But now the song is stuck in my head, too. And thanks for the good wishes.

  7. I am sorry to hear about Lupa, I hope she gets well soon. We need more good people to rescue pets. Your website is great and thanks for posting all the nook info. Getting ready to do the PhireMod install, the total wipe, not the sd card one. Thanks for all your help.

  8. Thanks Fletch, much appreciate the kind wishes. enjoy phiremod! Running off the emmc sure is wonderful…

  9. <3 Lupa

    (my message is too short)

  10. Lupa sounds better in your update, great to hear she is on the mend.

    Just now finished the Clockwork -> Phiremod route like you recommend.
    Now we’re nookin’ :-)) Awesome

    Thanks again


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