The Amazing and Inspiring "Special K"
We were first introduced to Miss Keeta back in 2003 when her owner moved and no longer was able to keep Keeta. She was 2 years old at that time and was a big bundle of bossiness and beauty. Keeta was quite a handful for her foster parents. One time her foster mom said she woke up to a strange scratching noise on the roof of their house. When she went outside she saw Keeta...... on the roof, trying to look in the big tree that was next to their house. She had busted through the screen in an upstairs bedroom and hopped out onto the roof. Maybe there was a squirrel she was after?
Keeta was adopted to what seemed to be a good family, however, 6 years later they contacted us and wanted to give Keeta back to us. When she was finally back in our care we discovered that she had not been well cared for. She was filthy dirty, was having incontinence problems and also had what were thought to be hot spots. Upon further examination and testing it was determined that Keeta had a mast cell cancerous tumor. The vet gave her six months to live and suggested amputating the leg and doing radiation treatment.
That was thirty months ago. Two years and six months later, knock on wood, "Special K" is still loving life and still has her bossy pants personality going strong.
Keeta's story would have had a much different outcome had it not been for a very special lady named Mary.
Mary sought advice from a veterinarian by the name of Dr. Charles Loops in North Carolina. Dr. Loops is a homeopathic veterinarian who specializes in alternative cancer treatments and he soon had put together a treatment plan for Keeta. Her treatment and remedies are very precise and the regimen is strict and you must administer each treatment in a certain manner and specific time.
It hasn't been a walk in the park, so to speak..... in fact, its been more like a roller coaster ride. Keeta has had bad days and bad weeks to where Mary and Andrew were afraid that things were not looking good. But Dr. Loops has been able to make changes to her remedies and pretty soon Miss K once again has that bounce in her step and is feeling better.
Keeta and Zak
Mary describes the last 30 months as a journey of both physical and mental rehabilitation for Keeta. She feels certain that Keeta has never really had anyone truly love and care for her until now. But she has been making up for lost time. She adores children and is very devoted and loving. She loves to cuddle and just hang out and be a part of the family.
Keeta at the beach
Miss "Special K" is indeed very special and she is a very lucky girl to have Mary and Andrew looking out for her and giving her this opportunity to love and be loved. Even though she is 11 years old don't let that pretty face fool you, though. Keeta is an old school, true blue Anatolian Shepherd and you "do not" want to mess with her or her family!
Keeta is a true inspiration and reminds us that each day is a gift that should not be taken for granted or squandered away.