Thanks to all of you for your suggestions, web links, and general information about dog food issues. The good news is that R has held down a couple of home-cooked bland meals. We think that the gastric upset part of this ordeal is over. But, as we know from the last round, the next big hurdle will be finding out what damage has been done to his blood cells. We can only watch and wait now.
R is mellow and happy (and he loves the new puppy toys around the house).
Today, I want to honor K, because it is her birthday. Nine years ago today, on the east coast in the middle of a hurricane, a tiny chocolate lab pup was born. I had no idea that a soul had entered this world who would change my life.
She was both goofy and serious. She was a devoted best friend. She was, quite simply, an amazing soul who I was so lucky to love.
We are going for a hike in K's memory (an easy hike so that R can join us), celebrating life just as K always did.