Bobo and Higgins started their veterinary medical trials for a new allergy treatment together this past week. We are hoping for good things for both these poor creatures. Bobo suffers so terribly from allergies that she was rehomed twice and then surrendered when the frustration and expense of trying to treat the brutal itchiness became too much for ordinary folks to bear without resorting to strong drink or other vices.
Beautiful Bobo came to us just before Thanksgiving day, and she got to spend some time visiting in a temporary foster home before moving to a longer term one. Now that her treatments have begun, she's moved once more and she is now closer to the vet's office that is participating in the study. She is being fostered in Texas.
The trial will take a number of months, and Bobo will not be available for adoption for some time. Bobo's itchiness is being controlled with a cocktail of meds at the moment.
Although fear of disappointment tempts us to stifle our hope that this medical trial will bring a miracle to Bobo and other dogs severely afflicted with allergies, as Emily Dickinson said, "hope is the thing with feathers" and it will rise despite our attempts to catch and cage it.
Bobo, we know you have many friends who send along their fervent wishes for a happy outcome, as does
The Frog Princess