|Hiker is a 12-ish year old l’hasa apso mix, found trotting along a
busy street with no collar and no chip, hence the name “Hiker” from “hitchhiker.”
He was sticky from skin allergies, and his right eye was gummed over from
“dry eye syndrome.” He would have been hit by a car if I didn’t pick
him up. He joined our family of me, George and two other dogs, Robbie
the golden (adopted at age two, now a beautiful 11) and Daisy the border
collie/shepherd mix (adopted at ? age 10-12, 3 years ago – Daisy was found
in a ditch with a broken hip, has had two cancer surgeries and is doing
great although her cataracts are going to need fixing soon).
Hiker was diagnosed with diabetes about 6 weeks ago. He’s not
regulated yet, mostly because of the lack of knowledge on diabetes by my
vets and me, but we’re getting him there. We almost lost him because
his diabetes went undiagnosed, but he’s a tough little guy and he’s back
to bossing everyone around.
Marianna & Hiker