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It’s incredibly hard to believe that one month ago on May 13th that I was just bringing Domino home the evening of his surgery. It was a long sleepless night, but it was worth every second. If you told me that night that he would be where he is today I doubt I would have believed you… He’s doing amazing. He runs, he plays, he’s learning some new tricks, and he cuddles with the best of them. I guess I got lucky, I absolutely feared the worst, knowing I would be bringing home a new tripawd, but also a completely new pet. He didn’t know me, didn’t know the house, the smells, the other dogs, and it couldn’t have gone better. We’ve had our tiny problems (some unwanted humping and an accident in the house), but overall its been a smooth transition. We had a tiny health scare this week, I noticed Domino’s left eye was reflecting red in light (dogs and cats should reflect green/yellow), so I took him to work with me to see his Doc and everything seems fine. There is no retina damage or problem with the lens, just either a damaged tapetum or a missing tapetum, we’re unsure if he was born this way or it happened in his initial accident. Just something to keep an extra eye on. We start basic obedience classes a week from today. I can’t wait! The trainer is a very good friend of mine and has had a hand in training all of my puppers. I have a feeling Domino will excel, he’s by far one of the smartest dogs I’ve owned.

Recovery wise all is well, his stitches are out from his neuter site. His amp site is looking great. You almost can’t tell, his hair is getting longer and there is barely a scar. Just reassures me that he was meant to be this way. He’s happier than I’ve ever seen. Him and my big boy Finn absolutely love each other. Finn still hasn’t quite learned to be easy, so playtime outside is always monitored since he can get a bit rambunctious. But inside, they’re inseparable. The love to lick each others faces and ears and love to play tug of war together. Domino has even taken to running into Finn’s crate with him when it’s time for me to leave for work! They look super cute cuddled in there together.

All in all I couldn’t have asked for a better dog. It’s crazy to think that just 5 short weeks ago he was scheduled for certain death. The plans were made and the pink juice already making it’s way into the syringe. I can’t imagine how boring my life would have been if I hadn’t spoken up. But I knew it was meant to be. He’s one of a kind. I may have saved his life. But he’ll never know how much he has enriched mine. Made me laugh. Made me cry. Make me so excited to come home in the evenings just to see his butt wiggle. We’re celebrating this ampuversary with some much needed cuddle time. I can’t thank you all enough for your support. Without this website I wouldn’t have gotten through it all nearly as easy as I have.

Love from

Cassie and Domino

Cuddle time on his one month milestone!

Cuddle time on his one month milestone!

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4 Responses so far »

  1. benny55 said,

    June 14, 2014 @ 4:36 am     Reply


    What an incredible time you have jsd with your new family!

    The picture of you shows an increibley happy fella’ who kows what love feels like!!

    Now, is my tablet not picking up the videos or did I not read it rightz? Do you have a link to videos or is it just the one picture of Domino? He is such a sweetie pie!!!

    This is such an uplifting post. Thank you for letting us know how well things are in Domio’s world!

    HAPPY AMPUVERSARY…lots of ice cream and cake all around!!


    Sally and Happy Hannan

  2. benny55 said,

    June 14, 2014 @ 5:17 am     Reply

    Oops, I confused mu daft self! It was a differnt blog that posted videos!! Guess that was my subconscius self hoping yo would post some!

  3. jerry said,

    June 14, 2014 @ 9:34 pm     Reply

    Oooohhhh Cassie that photo just says it all, look at that smile on his face!

    I truly believe in fate, this was something that was meant to be. You’ve both changed each other’s lives, and now, you’ve touched ours as well. Congratulations on being so strong and getting through the worst of it, you DID IT!

    So glad to hear his eye is OK. What’s a tapetum?

    • Cassie said,

      June 15, 2014 @ 9:42 pm     Reply

      The tapetum is a reflective surface on the back of the eye that allows them to see low light and see better in the dark. It’s also what makes light reflect back green/yellow.
      And thank you so much!!

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