Pet of the Month
Reba - Golden Mix
Reba is an eight year old golden mix who arrived at her home at four weeks old! When she was only two weeks old Reba was rejected from her litter by her mother. At this point she was found and adopted by her (now) human sister while at college and bottle-raised. At four weeks old she came into the Annapolis area and never left! She was a rambunctious puppy, never once chewing on shoes but destroyed some dining room furniture, window sill, and hallway drywall. At about two years of age, Reba became paralyzed and was unable to walk. After an extensive workup both at GAVH and Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake, no cause was ever found or diagnosis made for this onset. After four weeks of home care, she fully recovered and could walk again! Occasionally she still has these episodes but has since acquired a wheel chair for walking assistance during the difficult period when she cannot walk. Despite this mysterious neurologic issue, Reba continues to have a shining and happy personality! Every day her owner looks to her for inspiration; Reba always gets out of bed in the morning with a wagging tail and a smile on her face, always positive and ready to go for the day!