Sparkle was a street stray and is about ten years old. She’s very friendly, so clearly has been a pet. She came into the shelter emaciated, with terrible teeth. The TCR vet took her for dental work. They were also spaying her but when they opened her up she had full blown pyometra! Nothing had shown in the blood work, no visual sign of infection. They got it all but it was quite a bit more complicated than they expected — quite a large spay scar and shaved right up and around her butt. 😦 AND she had the dental work done. Poor little thing must be feeling it (she has visible swelling on both her belly scar and jaw) but I’ve got pain meds for her and antibiotics, of course. Like I needed another reason to rant about spaying your pets!
She’s still very thin, and a little rough-looking, but we’ll fix that. She had two meals in her first two hours here and scarfed them both down so I’ve been trying to give her frequent, small meals.
Consider these her “before” photos:
She is SUPER affectionate and loves attention. I had three young visitors the other day and when they sat down she just walked back and forth across their laps enjoying the petting! She will calmly sit beside me (or on me) but as soon as I pet her she’s up head butting and rubbing her cheeks.
Oh, and I will happily entertain new names. I don’t usually bother to change a name but I really don’t like Sparkle.