Breed: Cocker/Beagle Mix
Age Diagnosed w/Addison's: 7 years old
Comments: Patches and I met in the spring of 1990 in a place so many of God's creatures go after circumstances leave them without a family of their own, the Humane Society. Believe me he was not a first choice curled up in a ball; withdrawn and peering up through worried eyes. But we were somehow destined to be on the same road 'cause here we are. Patches is now about twelve and looks like a puppy. With God's blessings, his holistic vet,and much help from Melody's email group I can see we'll have more time with Patches and all the interesting happenings he draws to us.
Breed: Lab x
Age Diagnosed w/Addison's: 15 months old
Comments: This is our Dookie Boy. He's the dearest thing to our hearts. Cagney was diagnosed when he was just 15 months old. He loves cookies(dog) in the morning, playing stick and laying on the front lawn..And of course eating, eating and more eating. He also thinks hes a lap dog.....but is the biggest mush head.
Breed: Flat-coated Retriever mix
Age Diagnosed w/Addison's: 7 years, 3 months old (May 10, 2000)
Comments: Falstaff was adopted from the Humane Society at 9 weeks old. Described as "enthusiastic", he hasn't met anyone he didn't want to play with. He's definitely a lover, not a fighter (unless he thinks it involves his food!) Convinced that his first diagnosis of kidney failure meant there was no hope, we were elated to get the second opinion/diagnosis of Addison's and can't spoil him enough. He brightens anyplace !
Breed: Great Dane
Age Diagnosed w/Addison's: 17 months old
Comments: Merlin is the 'baby' of our only litter and lives with his mother, Jill, and brother, Spike, and two kitties. He will do anything for a treat, and enjoys watching Animal Planet while cuddled-up in his favorite spot on 'our' couch.
Breed: Chocolate Lab
Age Diagnosed w/Addison's: 8 months old (7/6/01)
Comments: We rescued Buster from a couple that bought him "on a whim" from a pet store then couldn't keep him. He was Tom's "cool guy dog" to hang out with, but turned out to be very shy, often sick and the sweetest thing on earth. The many surprises we've experienced have taught us a lot about patience and unconditional love. We believe he came to us for a reason and wouldn't trade him for the world...and with time, good health and confidence, he is on his way to becoming that dream dog of Tom's.
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