Well, she's finally here! I don't have a name for her yet, and frankly, I'm a little hesitant to name her because I might just fall in love with her! She is so sweet, mild, and loving. But it makes me wonder if the devil is hiding just underneath the sweet exterior! When she got here this afternoon, my roommate and I immediately took her for a walk, being very careful not to disturb her stitches. She pulled a little, but for being a stray who's never been on a leash, she did wonderfully! Here is a pic of her after our walk:
Then we fed her and started to pull up some of the pavers in the back yard so I could plant the sod...making her a restroom. While we were working, she immediately looked for a place to curl up and snooze. Of course, she decided the planting soil would be the best place, then the sod...basically, whatever we were planning to use next was her chosen spot to nap. We navigated around her, but I eventually broke down and bought her a bed since she needed someplace to lay down and rest:
The poor thing still has an open wound from where they removed the lesion on her back. I felt so sorry for her when I first met her and patted her head only to find blood from her recovering wound. I'm usually a very squeamish person. Blood and I don't get along...it's why I never became a doctor. That and 8 more years of school after my BS, but nevermind that now. I was surprised at how compasionate I became as I had to wet a rag with hot water and use it as a compress on her wound. No gagging, no nausea...just loving kindness. Like a champ, she just lay down and let me touch her wounds. It made me want to keep her. Hold onto your lunch and be forewarned because the last pic...the one with her wound... is not pretty:
That protrusion is a tube of plastic sticking out of both sides of the wound. It looks worse in person...it looks like a bone sticking out of both sides of the stitches! I almost dropped when I first saw it, but gratefully she's getting it removed at the doctor's office tomorrow! Well, I gotta get some sleep now since tomorrow will be an activity filled day now that I have a new companion to spend my weekends with.