Lentil Medical Update, People!

Remember the Little Man named Lentil? Turns out he is going in today to have his little problem area corrected. Check out the video, and fingers and paws crossed everything works out OK!  GO LENNY GO.

“We aren’t out of the woods yet- but a HUGE thank you goes out to Dr. John Lewis and Dr. Alex Reiter! Lentil’s palate is repaired…and it was done with grace and compassion. He’s now overseen by the incredible staff from ICU (hopefully just for the night)!! We are gonna get through this!”

“Our boy is resting comfortably in ICU. The doctors and nurses are amazing in there. They wouldn’t allow for a photo…but I did get to see him and he’s being the strong boy that we know/love!”

And Lentil is now back online, awake from the surgery! w00t!


“SOLID palate!! He will shortly begin his scary part of the procedure…recovery! Think good thoughts/prayers!!! We are gonna do this- together!!”

Lentil is in surgery now. His FB has the latest nooz.





Photos from L’s FB.



  1. Good luck, little Lentil!

  2. Good luck and please write how are you ….. cross fingers for you!

  3. Madame X says:

    Lentil is soooo cute!
    Here’s wishing the operation goes well and that he’s up and about very soon helping other bebbehs with cleft palate

  4. Rachael says:

    Nothing but good wishes and prayers heading your way, little man. I’m so glad your hoomans love you enough to do this. You will be an inspiration to lots and lots of kids in your future.

  5. whawhawhatsis says:

    Go, little Lenny! I know you’ll do wonderfully, and you’ll be eating like a normal puppy soon. Here’s to a speedy recovery and a marvelous future!

  6. whawhawhatsis says:

    Drat, in the mod lounge because I forgot and didn’t say puppeh. Let’s see what’s here to snack on while I wait? Yum, bagels with cream cheese and fresh coffee!

  7. What a sweetie Little Lentil is! Best wishes for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. He’ll be such a comfort and joy to other little ones and their families. He and his hoomins are blessings indeed.

  8. Heal quickly and be an extra-handsome little bean, Little Lentil. Sending you good thoughts and many mini-kisses.

  9. From one animal born with a cleft to another, get well soon Lentil!

  10. OUR VERY BEST to a courageous little dude, his loving family, and all of his caretakers. You’ll come through like a champ, Little Lentil!

  11. Rachael says:

    I have a very good feeling about Lentil’s recovery. Yay for great and caring vets!

  12. phred's mom says:

    Lentil is in excellent hands at Penn Vet.
    They helped my sheltie way back in
    the Fifties ( yeah, I’m that old), and
    are still dedicated, caring, and capable
    hoomins. Hooray for all concerned!

  13. Keeping you in my thoughts lil’ dude. 🙂 I’m sure a frenchie with your spunk can take on the world!

  14. Yay for Lentil and for Lentil’s hoomins! May the recovery continue to go well.

  15. Madame X says:

    I’ve a friend who is a research vet with UPenn. Those guys are really, really bright! Lentil is in great hands!

  16. How in the world do the french do it .. they always have lots of pretty gals around them. Even if your a cute little french bulldog.

  17. Saffron says:

    What a brave little nubbin Lentil is! Many wishes for a speedy recovery.
    His hoomin and everyone at Penn are AWESOME.

  18. What a sweet ANGEL! Cute little NINNYmuggins! All the best sweetness

  19. sabrina rose says:

    Three cheers for a brave little puppeh! So many good thoughts are flowing your way, dear little man. Hang in there, Lentil! Think of all the good tummy-nums waiting for you as soon as you are all healed up.

  20. What a great idea to have the vet fix his palate but not his cleft lip and do outreach with children with the same condition. Lentil wont care about his looks as long as he can eat normally and he can be a great help for the children.

  21. Mary Ferris says:

    What a li’l trooper!! Get better soon, baby.

  22. Wow. Good for Lentil and best wishes for his recovery.

  23. lisaLASSIE says:

    Yes that is wonderful of his hoomins to think of doing that.

  24. Get well soon, Lentil!

    I love he’s doing the outreach program too.

  25. Sweet Lentil…you are a teeny love muffin!
    Glad to know you’re on the mend. Love & hugs to you and your hoomin beans.

  26. weaselwardancer says:

    Such wonderful people in this world.

  27. aww…I love this baby! ♥

  28. zosterops says:

    the world seems a much better place when hearing stories like this one

  29. Because of CO, I have been following Lentil for over 2 months. I’m obsessed. So are 75,000 others….amazing.

  30. well went he’s up and running send him over to dogsunday and we will show him how to chase the cat!

  31. Katrina says:

    Brave doggette, brave people. Great combination! Best wishes to everyone.

  32. What a cute little guy… Sending all the best wishes your way, I just know it will all work out ok… Positive thinking!