A new life for Spike

Published 10:18 am Friday, April 19, 2013


When I first met Spike it was impossible for me to control all the raw emotions passing through me.  The helpless little thing with his jaw all twisted through no fault of his own was just too much for me to bear.  He gazed at me in confusion and pain and I wept as I enfolded him in my arms, trying somehow to absorb it all myself.

Spike’s case was very delicate and as usual I put many wheels in motion to assist me on his behalf, eventually winding up with Dr. Keith Allen at Upstate.  No one could guarantee that Spikes injury was fixable but in Dr. Allen’s hands I felt confident of the best possible outcome. Sure enough my miracle worker came through again to save one of my precious babies.  I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have Keith there when I need him and I am honored to count him as a friend.

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Through Danielle Scruggs, Spike was scheduled to be placed in a home in Tennessee to a little boy battling Leukemia.  The circumstances did not pan out but the little hero in Tennessee is aware that a dog will be there for him when the time is right.

Spike began recouping at Landrum vet but for all intent and purposes he was good to go to the proper home.

Meanwhile you’d be hard pressed to visit Landrum vet and not see Dr. Raines or one of the staff members with Spike in their arms, that’s not including all the times I had him.  Spike was being spoiled and treated like royalty and loving it.  Many clientele of the office could attest to that fact.