Monday, November 25, 2013
If you look at my SparkPage, you'll probably notice pictures and references to greyhounds. My wife and I have rescued racing greyhounds since 2004, and 5 of them have changed our lives in ways we can't even begin to describe. We currently have a pack of 3 (#'s 3, 4, and 5), which we find is a nice # to have.
One of the unique attributes of greyhounds is that their blood is a universal blood type - it can be given to other dogs who need blood, so our two youngest ones -- Tomas and Teresa -- are both able to donate (they go through testing to make sure no issues with their blood, etc).
So we got a call from our vet this morning. They had a 6 month old lab puppy who had ingested rat poison yesterday, our local e-vet had given him plasma overnight to stabilize him, but now needed a blood transfusion to fully heal him. We decided to send Tomas in, as he is a big boy (84 pounds) and we felt he could handle a potentially larger amount of blood then Teresa (she is just a little 60 pound girl).
Dropped him off at 9:15AM, he was back home at 12:15PM, he's gotten extra treats, a little tired, but as always, his happy self!
Very proud of our boy Tomas! As a fellow blood donor, I know how good it feels to give!