Pat C Antsy (Paddy)
Pat C Antsy (Paddy)
Paddy, who was born on May 22, 2009, arrived from Florida after having run 126 races, retiring at the age of 5 years. Paddy has been living with his sibling Erin for several years but has been returned to NCGL because of his owner’s health issues. NCGL would like to find a home that would take both he and Erin into their care under the Forever Foster Program.
He is a large boy and due to a hearty appetite, he tends toward being on the heavy side. Any home he is in should secure their trash and not leave food out because of his strong interest in food.
He likes to lie in the middle of the kitchen which can be a tripping hazard. This is partly to be near his humans and partly to be available for any food dropped on the floor.
Paddy is on daily eye drops for life to prevent deterioration in his vision, but otherwise he is in good health.
Around the house and on walks he is quiet and easy-going and interacts well with all other dogs he encounters.
Paddy is very affectionate and enjoys a lot of cuddling. Paddy is a very easy and an enjoyable dog.
Paddy was cat tested and he was perfect. Whether the cat was on a chair right in front him or on the floor he couldn’t care less. We think Erin might have been a bad influence!
Unfortunately, Paddy has developed a terminal kidney disease. Here is the update following his examination and tests.
“We just got word this afternoon that due to an administrative foulup of some sort, the second diagnostic test for Paddy was not done. Dr Hislop feels, though, that she already has enough confirmation of the PLN to go ahead with remedial diet and medication. We are now considering the PLN diagnosis definite, and so we plan to keep him, assuming that’s agreeable to everyone. He is doing well here, and with his health issues we feel it wouldn’t be fair to move him again. Apart from the kidney disease, he has Pannus. It has been caught early and slowed down with eyedrops, and apparently it’s unlikely to cause blindness, given his age and the fact that his kidneys will probably give out first.”
“Although Paddy has these health issues, he doesn’t come across as a sick dog at this point. He is a bit slow-moving, but we’ve slimmed him down a bit (hopefully by diet and exercise, and not because he’s sick), and he has started to run a little. On walks, he often resists when we turn around to go home, and looks annoyed that the walk is coming to an end. He seems to be enjoying life in general.”
Paddy will stay with his foster family, enjoying his life with two sibling Greyhounds and family that loves him, until his time ends and his journey takes him to the Rainbow Bridge.