Lola’s story as we know it has a very sad beginning. She was left abandoned in an empty home- not sure why. She was found 3-4 weeks later still alive , with no hair, and very weak. She was a survivor and with treatment got better. Lola was placed in a foster home and over a period of time came to have trust with her family. We were not looking to adopt at the time, but a friend was very certain that Lola would be a good addition to our family. We did a weekend “sleep over” and Lola quickly found her way into our heart. (This was June of 2013). She became our Lola a week later! She was scared not knowing us and her fear was real that we would abandon her. We were able to work with a trainer in our home recommended by our local pet hospital and learned how to establish an environment to help Lola thrive.
Lola had difficulty maintaining weight and was always hungry and had coprophagia. Call me a nervous first time dog mom! My husband and I both have medical backgrounds, so we did many internet searches and found the EPI website. I requested testing by our vet and Lola came back positive for EPI in September of 2013. Thus began our EPI journey and Lola is in enzymes, B-12 injections, and folate. Lola started at just 20lbs and now is a fat and sassy 30 lbs and on a diet! I got great information from the EPI forum and website and can’t say thank-you enough.
We celebrated Lola’s birthday on Memorial Day and our one year anniversary of her joining our family!!
She and my husband, Bill are best buddies during the day and have settled into a regular routine. Lola greets me each night with a favorite toy for a game of tug and fetch!! We are certainly blessed to have her as part of our family and can’t imagine life without her!.
Proud Parents of our “Lola” .. Beth and Bill Bell