Age: 6 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $500.00 (Plus Sales Tax)
Special Needs: no
Where’s the party? I thought there would be a great big retirement party for me, but they said all parties were canceled because of COVID-19.
I hope we can still celebrate because I’m no longer just a number. I am now retired from that life and will be known as Ellie Joy. I just love that name! Don’t you? I am 6 years old and would not weigh 40 pounds soaking wet. Maybe 35. I breathe heavily when I get hot or excited, so Dr. Larsen will need to check that out. Otherwise, I think I am in pretty good shape for my age and the life I’ve lived.
I can’t wait to share my retirement adventures with everyone.
6/30/20 Update: Ellie Joy wishes everyone a very happy Tongue Out Tuesday! It is hard to understand how this tiny girl can be so happy. We found out at the clinic that her breathing issues are due to a severe case of pneumonia. It sounds like there is a grizzly bear in her tiny chest trying to get out. They started her on two antibiotics and breathing treatments. Many of her teeth are rotten. She has cysts on two of her feet and one has ruptured and is bleeding.
Yet through it all she just keeps smiling. Retirement can do that to you!
7/3/20 Update: Ellie Joy got a little bad news. X-rays showed a possible spot in one lung. We are not sure if this is just the pneumonia or something more serious. They will do more films in a couple of weeks to get a better view once her lungs clear up. We also discovered one of her hips is in pretty bad shape. She will probably have to have surgery on it in the future, but it is not necessary right now.