Monday morning at the vet's office was a fun game of "...How old do you think Reddi is?" Some records indicate Reddi as being 21 weeks old, which is not possible given her Heartworm positive status (nothing alive in the dead of winter to infect her). Other estimates have been as much as four years old, in considering the accumulation of tartar on her teeth and enlarged mammary glands (possible false pregnancy or recent litter of pups).
Regardless, Reddi now weighs 48 pounds and has been micro chipped and brought current on her vaccinations. Her Heartworm positive status was confirmed, and I am in the process of arranging the treatment plan for Reddi.
Reddi continues to be a sweetheart of a gal and has been no trouble to care for. She and Thomas 06-174 have LOTS of fun sparring with each other and she takes Thomas' hoarding of bones and toys in perfect stride. Reddi has a very gentle temperament that even the vet noticed this morning while inserting the microchip; Reddi had the perfect motive and opportunity to give a warning nip this morning but did not do a thing about it - which is just a wonderful indicator of Reddie's temperment.
I'll give another update once Reddi's plan is set to treat her Heartworm and get her spayed. Please email placementragom [dot] org if you are an approved applicant and would like to meet Reddi.