Sunday, March 06, 2005

How Cute is Peanut...

Peanut... will be six months old Tuesday. I hope I am not boring you all with my furbabies. Peanut is just so special, and he's doing so well! He's amazing! And, his little personality is precious!

It's hard to believe this little guy had water on his brain so severe that the pressure of all that swelling caused him to be blind. When he was just six weeks old, we took him to the vet. The tests revealed the severity of his condition. I felt helpless. Shortly after this vet visit, Peanut was put on the tiniest dose of Prednisone. After two weeks of treatment, Peanut was seeing! He continued his treatments for a couple of months, and now, has been treatment free for a couple of months and doing awesome! He runs and jumps and chases and plays just as well as the rest of them. If you didn't know he had been so sick, you'd never have a clue.

One other little note about Peanut is his little face, the look in his eyes, and his walk, is all JUST like Harley! He is definitely Harley's boy. And of course, he has Harley's gold, with his Mama's black. We still miss Harley, but he lives on in Molly, Rodney, Ozzy and Peanut!

This is Peanut at more than four weeks old. In the photo above, you can see the white of his eye as the pressure from the fluid on his little brain pushed his eyes downward, causing him to be blind. Did you notice how small he was, between my guy's knuckles? Below, you can see how far behind he was with his siblings. You can also see where he got his name, he just wasn't any bigger than a peanut.