Category Archives: Dog Photo

So What Does Ginko Think of the New Puppy?

"So What Does Ginko Think of the New Puppy?" is probably the #1 question people asked us when we first adopted Clover from Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue in Virginia. The short answer is this…

Clover’s Story – Puppy Goes WEST!

Puppy COMES HOME! This is post #5 of 5 in the story of adopting a border collie puppy from 1,600 miles away >>>> The puppy’s journey home began Friday, September 12, when Beth and Dr.…

Clover’s Story – Like Planning Military Black Ops

More of the story!!! Post #4 of 5 about how we managed to do a border collie puppy adoption from nearly 1,600 miles away. For all the fate and destiny, we experienced some glitches as…

Clover’s Story – Hello, Fate!

Here, friends, is post #3 (of 5), telling the adoption story of border collie puppy, Clover. When we left off yesterday, I'd just hit SEND on an adoption application to Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue…

Clover’s Story – Told in 5 Parts

My apologies for the long delay between announcing the arrival of our new puppy September 13 and the official beginning of her story. It turns out that raising a puppy – especially a border collie…

Dog Adoption Fantasy – What it Really Meant

A few weeks ago, a 3-month-old puppy appeared in my Facebook newsfeed. Cue instant yearning -- even though I'm nowhere near ready and she was about 900 miles away. I squealed. I shared her pix.…

Video Update on Lilly’s Brain Inflammation

I don't much remember what life with Lilly was like before she got so sick with an adverse rabies vaccine reaction called meningoencephalomyelitis in January 2012. Taking care of her fills my days. Our world…

Feeling Brave-ish 16 Months into Our Canine Brain Saga

It's official. I've fallen out of the habit of blogging. It's complicated. Today, for example, my plans to finish work early so that I could clean my house (which is getting scary) got slaughtered by…

Everything OK After Lilly’s Sudden Collapse

The headline is that Lilly is fine, but here is a recap of how she gave me a BIG scare on Wednesday.

Canine Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, and Underwater Treadmills: Oh, My

It has been a ridiculous week in Lilly Town. Here is a quick recap of our efforts to help Lilly recover from a terrible bladder infection. It stems from her symptoms and treatment for rabies…

Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction: The Year in Pictures, Part 5

If you'd asked me in January 2012 when Lilly first suffered an adverse rabies vaccine reaction if she would survive, I would have said, "Probably." If you'd asked me the same question in August 2012,…

Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction: The Year in Pictures, Part 4

After Lilly’s massive vaccine-induced brain inflammation relapse in August 2012, we began again to rebuild her strength and her life. This time, we added a chemo drug called cytarabine … in addition to all the…

Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction: The Year in Pictures, Part 3

Over three days in early August 2012, Lilly went from a good, steady recovery to near death. Tired one day. Wobbly the next. Bordering on coma the next. Her adverse rabies vaccine reaction (massive brain…

Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction: The Year in Pictures, Part 2

In part 2 of our year in review, you can see how well and how quickly Lilly's first recovery went. Remember, at this point we assume Lilly will get better steadily and fully recover. Check…

Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction: The Year in Pictures, Part 1

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, marks the one year anniversary of the rabies vaccine that nearly killed Lilly, our canine heroine. This whole week, we will review the year in pictures (and video). It's a great…