Age: 18 months
Breed: Golden Retriever Blend
Weight: 36 lbs.
Status: Medical Hold
You may have been reading about the first observed interstellar comet known as the 21 Borisov Comet or (Christmas Comet). GRRMF has it’s own Comet that we want you to read about. Our Comet is a sweet, 18 month old puppy who was loving surrendered because his medical expenses couldn’t be afforded.Comet was losing weight and could barely walk, initially he was diagnosed to have Myasthenia Gravis disease (a malfunction in the transmission of signals between the nerves and muscles).
After running some expensive tests at the University of Florida, the findings did not show Myasthenia Gravis disease. More test and research is being done on Comet, who is currently being cared for by his loving foster family and by the professional veterinarians that partner with GRRMF.
Before you leave our website to google the 21 Borisov Comet, won’t you please spread a little more Christmas Spirit with a donation for our Comet.
We know that you want this Comet to shine brightly and find good health and happiness with a forever family in the New Year! Stay tuned for more information about Comet on our website and Facebook.
Update: December 31, 2019
Our special boy, Comet, is doing nicely in his foster home. While University of Florida is continuing to work on a diagnosis, a medication was prescribed to help Comet with the pain and the difficulty he is having with his hind legs. His foster mom has reported that the medication that he is on is helping him with walking, which makes his life a little easier.
Although it is difficult for him, Comet is completely housebroken and gets along well with his fellow canines in his foster home. Comet’s foster mom has a little entourage following her around the house, her two other dogs and Comet bringing up the rear. Even though he has been allowed to be part of the posse, his fur brother and sister don’t much care for him stealing their food, his brother blows it off but big sister offers a correction to let him know that eating her food won’t be tolerated. The family cat has put in a bid for some cat socialization for Comet and his foster mom agrees that he needs some work in his acceptance of felines.
Despite his food thievery and kitty fixation, Comet’s foster mom says Comet is an “adorable, sweet, quiet, very laid back, gently boy who loves car rides and belly rubs”.
If you ever have a day when you are feeling a little blue, Comet is one of those dogs that will make you smile and cheer. He is a gentle and independent pup who never gives up. If he is struggling with daily life, he will lie down, take a rest and give it a try again until he achieves his goal.
While Comet is waiting his diagnosis from the University of Florida, he sure could use some help with his current medical expenses and the ongoing expenses to cover his future treatments and medications. We wish and hope that our Christmas Comet will get a new bill of health in the New Year and that he will be able to be happy and healthy in his forever home in 2020.
Comet and GRRMF thank you for all your generous donations and wish all of you a Healthy and Happy New Year!
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