If you've been following me on Twitter, you already know I had an eventful week. Here's the beginning incase you missed it.

Emmett came to me at only 19 lbs, I had a difficult time getting him to eat last week, I've tried broth / chicken / peanut butter / fries / wet food / dry food ...etc. He did not want any of it. He was lethargic, hid under the sofa and slept most of the time. He had a rough week, was neutered, treated for fleas, dewormed, coughing. We visited the vet and found out that he had a respiratory infection, and a skin infection (redness on belly). The vet removed a scrape from his scrotum and said he practically licked it raw while at the shelter :( Due to the cough, he had to be quarantine from my pack.

It's been quite a challenge to give him Rx because he did not want to eat. One night I ordered pizza (for myself) and just for experimentation sake I gave him a corner, he was interested in the cheese but quickly spat it out, so I went to the fridge and got him some parmesan, he ate 2 cubes and called it quit.

For the past 2 days he's gotten better and better, he no longer hide from us or sleep under the sofa, he has transitioned from junk food to a proper diet and started eating dry kibble this morning. He now walks in confidence, hanging side by side with my pack, when I come home, I see excitement in his eyes and he greets me with a smile.

So tomorrow I will be doing a house visit with his potential family, if everything goes well and Emmett continues to shine, he will be ready to go to his forever home :)

Here's a picture of him smiling for the first time

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Comment by Ivy & Bryson on June 7, 2009 at 1:57am
Awww.... Emmett is a lucky boy to have you guys take care of him while recovering! Good luck to you and him :)
Comment by Ray on June 7, 2009 at 12:10am
What a great story! Lucky for Emmett to have you!
Comment by Stanley & Charlotte on June 6, 2009 at 10:33pm
That's great Sam! Glad to see Emmett is feeling better. I know his future is looking up thanks to you.
Comment by Mandy and Lori on June 6, 2009 at 9:46pm
He is super cute!! That is great news about the progress you have made with hin. Best of luck finding him his forever home. :) Bless you guys for taking care of him.
Comment by DR, Nala & Simon on June 6, 2009 at 9:24pm
Hope Emmett gets a great family!!!
Comment by Tauna and Kota on June 6, 2009 at 9:16pm
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Linda Wolf on June 6, 2009 at 8:36pm
Glad to see Emmett is feeling much better! What a sweet corgi. Thank you for the update and I hope you finds a lovely home.
Comment by Carlie on June 6, 2009 at 8:26pm
Aw great job Sam!!! He's so lucky to have been saved by you guys! Hope everything goes well with the family :). Good luck.
Comment by Aj on June 6, 2009 at 8:07pm
It's heartwarming to see such improvement! Go Emmett & Sam!
Comment by Juel on June 6, 2009 at 8:05pm
oh i am so glad to see the improvement!

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