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Broken: On Being Moon
Published on Sunday, October 21, 2012 by

Day 21 of the Photo Challenge:  “Broken”

Introducing Moon!

Femoral Head Ostectomy

A few years ago I rescued a deaf Dalmatian, Emma.  Many people who own deaf dogs get a second for companionship.  Emma is enough of a handful that I never actively looked for another.  I always told my daughter, “If a dog happened to fall in to our lap, I just might consider adopting it.”

And then came Moon.

“Mom, there is a puppy down the street who is being fostered.  He needs a home.  He has one blue eye and one brown eye and he is SOOOOOOO cute!”

Moon was found on a farm in pain with a broken back leg.  The Norfolk SPCA paid for his surgery through donations.  Moon had a Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO), in which the head of the femur is removed.  Scar tissue develops where the head used to be, although his leg will always be shorter than the other three.

Long story short, Emma has a new best friend and we have the most amazing second dog you could ever imagine.  A dog with a wonky broken leg and funny walk who simply fell in to our laps… and our hearts.

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