Handsome is ready to find a home

Handsome is ready to be adopted
Handsome after his Monday visit with Dr. Ansara
Our new buddy Handsome has had his vet workup -- he's been neutered, he has all his shots and bloodwork is done. And he's hanging out at the Friends of Greyhounds kennels waiting for someone to take him home.

Dr. Ansara's crew at Animal Hospital of University Drive also took an X-ray of Handsome's injured right hind leg while he was there Monday. FoG matriarch Michelle has sent the picture to an orthopedic surgeon to have a look. But she thinks the injury happened several months ago and there's probably nothing to do to fix it at this point.

Handsome's a tall 3-year-old brindle boy who landed at FoG last week through a back door. Michelle will tell you his story if you ask her. He's really friendly and loves hanging out in the FoG backyard with the resident dogs and humans. He gets around pretty well on that gimp leg. He'll walk a couple of steps on it now and then, but for the most part, it's a dangler. He seems to have adjusted well to it, and he doesn't appear to be in any pain.

Pharoah and his family
Pharoah, Crystal and Bailey
Maybe the orthopedist will provide some surprising news, but I wouldn't count on it. We had a dog several months ago named Taylor (renamed Pharoah by his adoptive family) who was in a similar situation. Pharoah is now happy and healthy in a Coconut Creek townhouse where he has to climb a long, steep internal stairwell to get in and out of his home. His mom, Crystal, has told me Taylor owns that stairwell and that it didn't take him long at all to figure it out.

That experience gives me confidence that Handsome will be just fine with his bad leg, assuming it can't be fixed.

Give Michelle a call at 954-937-9663 or drop her an email to meet this beautiful boy.

DUSTY AND HER PLANTATION FRIENDS: Dusty and I are still regular visitors to Joy's house in Plantation Acres. For about a year now, we've been going there several times a week to give David, Turtle and Honey some outside time while their mom is on her long work shifts. Dusty loves hanging out with those guys. Here's video to prove it:



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