Mary Ross March 2013

Tanker (left) and Jewell (right)

Tanker (left) and Jewell (right)

Mary Ross has been a client of ours for over twenty years. She first started coming here with her dog Sunshine whom Dr. Barboni treated for many years. She currently has two Labrador Retrievers, Jewell and Tanker, both of whom she got from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Mary raised Jewell from puppyhood until it was time for her to go to training with Guide Dogs. Jewell was a guide dog for many years, but when it was time for a career change, Mary was first in line to adopt her. Now Jewell lives happily at home as a family pet. Jewell is without question, one of the sweetest dogs that we see. Her tail is always wagging as she enters our building and she greatly enjoys the numerous cookies that we feed her while she is here. Tanker came to Mary at about a year old. He was a career change from Guide Dogs for the Blind because he was a bit shy and fearful. With Mary’s love and hard work, Tanker is now a happy-go-lucky goofball! Mary loves her dogs and treats them as family. Jewell is 14 years old and with old age comes some senior issues like arthritis. Jewell’s arthritis has been well controlled with minimal pain management, of which Mary has always been incredibly diligent. Mary is a loving, kind client and when Doctor Harris had her baby, Mary was the first to present her with a homemade blanket for her new addition (Dr. Harris says it’s her baby’s favorite blanket!) This is just one example of how caring Mary is and how much we appreciate her as a client and as a friend. We love you Mary!

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