Gus Van Sant’s adored labrador retriever "Spinee" has undergone a risky surgery on Sunday and is luckily beginning the slow process of recovery, according to American media reports. The 68-year-old director 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 11/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Gus Van Sant is one busy daddy
The yellow labrador retriever underwent a risky procedure at the Washington Veterinary Hospital on Sunday (August 9, 2020), prompting the director to ask his followers to send well wishes her way.
“May I ask one favor? My dog Spinee needs your prayers,” he Tweeted on Sunday. “She just came out of a difficult surgery 20 minutes ago … She is my beloved.”
Gus Van Sant’s Twitter feed has kept his fans and followers updated
Throughout the night the American director 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.
Gus Van Sant continued tweeting about his pup’s prognosis throughout the night and it appears the pooch is on the mend. By Monday 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 Gus Van Sant’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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