Happy summer from all of us at AGPR (including Bert (left) and Roxy (right))!
As many businesses start to open up, our favorite canine ortho specialist invited us to bring Roxy and Bert in for a much needed consultation.
Who are Roxy and Bert you ask? Let’s go back to last March (2019) when we experienced March Madness. For those of you not familiar with the “event”, AGPR agreed to take in 25 Pyrs from a hoarding situation. Oh my, we did not know what we were in for at the time, but thanks to help from volunteers and donors/supporters, we survived!
Siblings Bert and Ernie and Roxy and Foxy were four months old when they arrived…all four with “mohawk hairdos” (adorable) and very, very shy. It was obvious they had not had much human interaction. Foxy and Ernie found themselves loving homes. Bert and Roxy stayed with us because we believed they had knee problems and we had to wait until they grew into their body to know for sure.
Fast forward to present day. X-rays at our vet confirmed healthy hips but knee issues. Roxy and Bert’s ortho specialist confirmed the diagnosis for both dogs and asked us to leave them that day – he would do the surgery.
So Roxy and Bert are now back at AGPR. Both legs look like “chicken legs” since they are all shaved and Roxy is NOT happy wearing the cone of shame. And after a six to eight week recovery, we do it again on the other knee. Needless to say, their surgeries are taking a big chunk out of our budget during a time when our boarding kennel saw little to no income. We could use some help so we are setting up this Bert & Roxy Fundraiser.