During my preceptorship at VSR, I remember a dog, Maggie, came in after being attacked by another dog. She was about a 50 kg mixed breed dog and had lacerations all on her neck, front legs, one of her ears was torn... We weren't sure if she was going to make it because her liver values were pretty poor. Her owner was so wonderful. He'd make the 40 minute drive to come visit her in the hospital every day she was there and just sit with her, try to get her to eat because she was reluctant to eat for us. Every time he came to see her she perked up and wagged her tail, despite being connected to several IVs, a urinary catheter, and bandages on her forelimbs, head, and neck. It was a long journey, but she made a full recovery. She was such a sweet dog and a wonderful patient, nothing but love and licks even when she was in such bad shape.