What could be sweeter then a canine with diabetes!

Windy, Homer, Charley peeking over the fence!
My name is Homer.  I am a Samoyed with an orangutan gait and big soulful eyes.  I was born on March 13, 1999.  Mom adopted me from San Francisco Samoyed Rescue when I was barely two years old.  The SFSR volunteers who went to evaluate me for adoption found that I had chewed up everything vertical in the backyard and had dug deep holes everywhere.  I was bored, had no one to play with, and spent all my time in the backyard.  I was also skinny as a toothpick, and always ravenous.  But there was never any doubt in my mind that momís home was my real home.  >From day one, I was happy to be with mom, Windy and Charley.   It was like I had lived with them all my life.  

Mom took us everywhere!  Even though Windy hated it, Charley and I loved dog sledding, which we did every winter for the next few years till mom injured her knee.   

In March of 2007, I developed a very sore hot spot on my tummy.  The vet put me on prednisone and I soon exhibited signs of diabetes.  At the end of April 2007, I was diagnosed with canine diabetes mellitus.  Momís heart dropped like a rock when she heard the news.  You see, I am momís second sugar baby and she knew how hard it would be for me.  But I was a very good boy with the insulin shots, and the blood testing, which took mom so long to learn.  

Mom worked really hard with other parents in the Rainbow Bridge Dog Diabetes news group to regulate me.   When I had cataract surgery in July, all the mommies and daddies of Rainbow Bridge helped us.   I had so many health issues and was on so much medication that it was very difficult to regulate me.   But nobody gave up!  We all worked together till I was finally regulated in August Ė after almost four months.  I am feeling so much better now that I sing and dance every day for my mom.  Thank you, everyone, at Rainbow Bridge!

Our second dog sledding adventure (Charley front left and Homer front right). 
All my fur babies (from left to right): Windy, Charley and Homer.

Homer in his doggles (goggles for dogs)

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