Ever so slowly, Guppy’s health improved and his strength returned. As the months passed, his skin infection cleared, his fur grew back and he even began to eat on his own. “He went from completely dependent to very self-sufficient,” Pierard noted. “He is still old, so he likes to sleep a lot, but whenever he is awake he likes to say ‘Hi’ to his parents.”
Exactly a year after he was rescued from the Florida shelter, Guppy is enjoying his golden years as a pampered pet. Since sleeping is Guppy’s primary activity, the couple have a dog bed in each room especially for Guppy, though he will forgo them to snuggle contentedly in his mom's arms.