August 17, 2009

What’s One More

Can’t tell you why we do it, though I know I could not live with myself if I said no and refused to help a needy, mistreated and possibly abused animal.

So we adopted another one, no, not a goat, a dog.

He is a Papillon or Butterfly dog. 3 yrs. old, weighs in at a whopping 4 lbs. They said his name is Maximillion, but I call him Dinky Dog.

The little guy was not in too good of shape when he arrived. His coat was in mats, his teeth were dirty, hair had twisted down around his gums causing an infection and extremely bad breath. To say the least the little guy was suffering.
We shaved him down, cleaned him up and did a bit of doggie dental work. The vet looked him over(I love our vet, for a rescue they do the initial exam free for us), gave him an antibiotic for the infection and diagnosed him with HTS. That is Hanging Tongue Syndrome (I am with you on this one, I’d never heard of it either) which seems to be common in some small breeds. His tongue hangs out all of the time due to his having a malformation of the lower jaw. The lower jaw is half the size it should be. He can’t completely pull his tongue in his mouth. Looks as if he is perpetually panting and he drools, a lot. He will go in for neutering when all health issues are cleared.
To my surprise Dinky gets along well with all others in the household. Not sure if it is due to his size (so small) that they feel he is of no threat or they honestly like him. Now that he is feeling better he has a healthy appetite and is a playful, happy dog. He zips around, in, out and under the furniture. He loves to be held (almost fits in one hand) and cuddled.
Oh I know and totally agree that you can have too much of a good thing, at times I do believe I am totally out of my ever lovin’ mind. We now have 4 housedogs. Dinky makes the 3rd small dog we have rescued/adopted. Buster Brown (Lhasa Apso) & Claire (Shih Tzu) are the other two rescues. The 4th housedog is Benjamin my 14 yr. old Shih Tzu.
I am hoping this is it.


Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

God Bless You honey, wish there was more of your kind around.

Tammy said...

I don't know why we do it either...but I've never been able to just turn my back and walk away if there was a true need. What a charming little fellow your new little dog is. And so very lucky. I too wish the world were full of kind folks like you.

Gizmo said...

He's just adorable!! Once he settles in, and really steals your'll want another Pap!
Bless you for giving him a wonderful home and life!

DayPhoto said...

Our son has a teacup poddle. I love that little dog. He is adorable and fast and always happy!

Good for you! I wish I could send you a BIG shiny star! Job Well Done!