Monday, January 7, 2013

PIPSQUEAK

Pipsqueak, a little male puppy of six and a half weeks old on 7 Jan 2012.  Smallest of the puppies and not up for adoption as his health is very fragile at this stage.  He will eventually be desexed, microchipped, and immunized as his health improves. He is a long coat Chihuahua cross Pomeranien.
Pipsqueak visited the vet on 16th January for his first immunization and Vet health check.  He has a very strong heart beat, breathing well etc.  All legs, tail, tummy etc. checked.  He does, however, have a very pronounced overshot jaw which we knew of.  It took ages to get him to learn how to "lap" his milk, and then learn to eat soft food!  He kept almost drowning in it!
His other problem is that he has a really large Molera (soft spot - as with babies).  His head will have to be very carefully watched until that closes over, if it ever does.  Otherwise he is in really good health.
There are three persons waiting to adopt him, as of 17th January 2013.


On 21st March, 2013 we received the following letter from Pipsqueak's forever Mummy!  So you can share our happiness at hearing how he is doing we copy it here for you:-
Hi Rita,
I know I have thanked you via fb, but I feel the need to email you as well.  I cannot get over what a wonderful little dog, Pip is!  In the short time we have had him, he has coped with a lot.  It is production week at the magazine, and we have hardly been home.  He has been carted from pillar to post - and managed it all. The only blot on his copy book has been the pleasure he gets from chewing and shuffling the pages of the magazine that Deb has laid out on the floor.  I think it's funny, but Deb doesn't.  He he he ! When he needs to be corralled, I sit him on my knee - tucked up my top, and he goes off to sleep.  

He sleeps well, eats, but is not a guts.  He has coped with having a bigger dog to play with and plays chasey around the furniture.  The ferrets are VERY interested in him, and he is getting used to them.  I came out of the bedroom the other day and he was sitting in the passage and the male ferret appeared to be cleaning Pip's ears.  He is friendly with people - but likes me best.  :-)

He is beginning to sit on command and loves to chase and retrieve a toy. As I type this, in the magazine office, he is sitting on the desk quietly and watching me.

In general, he is amazing!  Thank you so much for working so hard to save his life - it was more than worth your effort. He is so much more than I imagined he would be...and we are only at the beginning of our journey.

I think you can work out, you won't be getting him back at the end of the week.  LOL

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