Pet of the Month
Our May Pet of the Month: Clarence
A word from Mom and Dad:
This story all started with some people we have never met and will never know – a foster family that took in a pregnant black dog from the shelter to take care of her until she a little black puppy 13 years ago. There’s no way of ever thanking them enough. They have no idea of the impact their act of kindness has had on our lives. We only hope we have in some way returned the kindness into the universe.
Of course, had they known exactly what they had, they probably never would have let Clarence go. They had no idea that the tiny black puppy in their possession was king of the sea, president of Goldfish cracker club, president of cereal club, and overall tough guy. They had no clue that he would be the subject of songs. That his legend would reach beyond those he has met personally. They had no idea.
In October of 2012 we found out Clarence has Transitional Cell Carcinoma. Dr. Daigle immediately set out to remove the tumor in his bladder. Due to the aggressive nature of this kind of cancer, Clarence still needed further treatment. We started with chemo, then a trip to NYC for stent placement, then radiation, and another trip to NYC for complete removal of Clarence’s bladder. And now we are back and working on getting Clarence back to normal and healthy. The staff at Premier have almost adopted us and Clarence and we feel like it is a home away from home. Dr. Daigle, Maren, and the whole crew have been a second family for Clarence. It’s almost like Cheers when we walk in, that place where everybody knows your name. We are so grateful to have Premier and the team behind us and fighting for Clarence.