Gough Whitlam’s adored labrador retriever "Spinee" has undergone a risky surgery on Friday and is luckily beginning the slow process of recovery, according to Australian media reports. The 106-year-old politician is said to have received waves and waves and support for Spinee, as he offered his Twitter followers an update on pooch’s status regularly.
UPDATE 05/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Gough Whitlam is one busy daddy
The yellow labrador retriever underwent a risky procedure at the Canberra Veterinary Hospital on Friday (February 3, 2023), prompting the politician to ask his followers to send well wishes her way.
“May I ask one favor? My dog Spinee needs your prayers,” he Tweeted on Friday. “She just came out of a difficult surgery 20 minutes ago … She is my beloved.”
Gough Whitlam’s Twitter feed has kept his fans and followers updated
Throughout the night the Australian politician posted updates to his numerous followers, about his dog’s delicate condition. “Spinee came out of the anesthetic well … her vital signs are good … your prayers are working,” he Tweeted.
Gough Whitlam continued tweeting about his pup’s prognosis throughout the night and it appears the pooch is on the mend. By Saturday morning, things continued to look good. “The Spinee Report: Her vital signs are good… pink gums … sleeping peacefully… recovering as hoped,” he said. “Not out of the woods yet. Prayers working :)”
As Gough Whitlam’s Twitter followers sent messages of support, he showed his gratitude. “With prayers like this I feel confident Spinee will be fine,” he wrote. “Thank you more than you will ever know.”
Here’s to hoping Spinee has a successful and speedy recovery!
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