Update at the bottom!
Well, I know you've been waiting for an update on the dog born without an asshole. Stacey, the dog rescuer, has been keeping us posted on the poor puppy with the bad plumbing. I have more facts:
- Puppy's name is Cassata. The puppy is a girl. This, as you will find, is key.
- Technically, she does have an anus. It just isn't connected to anything. Kind of like your belly button.
- Her colon, instead of heading for her anus, dead ends in her body.
- Happily, her body has formed a passageway (fistula) between her colon and her vagina. So, she isn't backed up. However, I imagine if she weren't a puppy it might cramp her style.
So, I asked Stacey the Dog Rescuer a few more questions (and you'll note I didn't really give her a chance to answer any of them): "Who cleans up the dog after she evacuates? Can she be fixed by surgery? Will someone adopt her then? Do they pay for the surgery? Do you have to pay for it? Is it pro-bono?" When I paused, Stacey answered:
- Stacey (who is a saint) tidies up the dog after.
- Surgery to fix the dog is today. It's supposed to be straightforward.
- The Cairn Terrier Rescue Society is having a fundraiser to offset the costs of the surgery.
So, if this story has filled you with pity, click here to view the puppies: http://www.cairnrescue.com/rescue/sponsor.php#gangel Scroll down to Cassata in MO to read Stacey's write-up. Then perhaps scroll down to the very bottom of http://www.cairnrescue.com/rescue/sponsor.php#gangel and use the "Guardian Angel" form to make a donation to help pay for Cassta's surgery. Come on. I know most of my work friends are heartless and unsympathetic, but you aren't like them. You know that there but for the grace of God go you, or your little dog too.
We have poop! Puppy is alert and up and she is pooping like a natural woman. Sadly, we have no photo of her puppy facial expression the first time it came out from her tail area instead of her lady parts. Alarm? Horror? Relief?
What a sweet face. Thanks for the update!
Posted by: sue | September 10, 2007 at 01:08 PM
You're just trying to make sure I'm reading all the way to the end, aren't you?
Posted by: Jenny | September 10, 2007 at 01:21 PM
Update AT the bottom? Or update ON "The Bottom."
Posted by: Vaguely Urban | September 10, 2007 at 03:57 PM
Who would think we'd be so excited about POOP? ...yay!
Posted by: sue | September 11, 2007 at 09:51 AM
Animal problems freak me out, so I'll just say "Ewwwwwwwwwwww!"
Posted by: ajooja | September 11, 2007 at 11:44 AM
Ooooooooooooh! Hooz not a tewwowist? Hooz not a tewworwist? You not a tewwowist! No!
May Cassata grow old enough to be obstinate and spiteful, requiring her loving and ever-patient owner to diaper her ass everyday.
Posted by: Friend #3 | September 11, 2007 at 06:04 PM
sue - She is a sweetie. Too sweet to be in an ICU with an ice pack on her anus.
Jenny - Ha! And did you see she's a cairn terrier, just like Toto?
Vaguely Urban - Ha!
sue - Well, soon she'll be home with Stacey the saint.
ajooja - Oh, then you'll love this: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070911/ap_on_sc/obit_alex_the_parrot;_ylt=AncNtJ8cq5_xe9EAvkyfkE934T0D
- a dead bird who prophesies his own death!
Friend #3 - Only the good die young, only the spiteful survive ass surgery, is that it?
Posted by: TheQueen | September 11, 2007 at 10:15 PM
And bladder surgery, although my geriatric canine seemed to adopt this spiteful attitude a few years ago.
He gets away with it because he's cute and lovable. The little bastard.
Posted by: Friend #3 | September 11, 2007 at 10:29 PM