A new puppy

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I work in the claims department of a retail store and take care of damaged / defective merchandise. It is our policy that we try to donate any damaged pet food / litter to an animal rescue organization. We have a rescue that we donate to and she gets alot of dogs with new litters that are puppy mill surrenders. Most of these puppies need bottle or dropper feeding. When the puppies are old enough she will bring one or two along with her for us to see. This helps the pups by getting them used to new people, sounds and sights. Today she brought her newest pup with her and he was adorable and a little miracle.

He is a black miniature French Poodle, approximately 7 weeks old, and he is only 6 inches long and maybe4 inches high. There were originally 6 pups in the litter but he is the only survivor. He has had a hard road of it so far but he is a feisty little guy. He walks really well and loves to play. If you scratch his chest between his front legs his back leg starts to twitch and he just flops down and rolls over for an all over belly scratch. He loves to nuzzle and nip your ear lobes and he will make little puppy grunts while he is doing so. I was holding him on the palm of my hand up by my face talking to him and he just stretched up and patted my lips with his paws and started to lick my face. He was playing so much that the woman got a syrnge of milk ready for him and he drank most of it, about 10 min later he drank the rest. We all fell in love with him and he got plenty of love and attention. She will bring him back weekly when she comes to pick up more donations from us. Right now he is called Peewee but we are trying to come up with a new name for him. I found a couple on line that I thought were good for him, Barke (means Blessing), Beau (means Handsome), Bern (means Brave) or Bo (means Living). I like Barke myself, I think that he will be a blessing for whoever adopts him.
So now we are all excited for next week when she comes back for more donations, we want to see how he has grown. I will keep you informed on how he is doing, hopfully he will continue to thrive and grow.
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    emoticon Such a moving story. I love small dogs , have 2 of my own and miss them terribly as they are in Aus. with my daughter who is ding a great job looking after them. He sounds adorable. emoticon
    3149 days ago
    There is nothing better than puppy love! When I brought my Harley home he weighed 16ounces and was the size of a coke can. He will be 5 years old next week and weighs 8lbs now. He was carried in my coat pocket for months when he was little! He's now my service dog! I have panic attacks in crowds and I have bipolar disorder. This little man has made my life better for sure! He is in my lap as I type this LOL. Please keep us posted on this little guy!
    3150 days ago
    You'd better beware Deb; that's how I wound up with my dog (a poodle/spaniel mix). He was a totally neglected 'pound puppy' too and looked at me with those big brown adoring eyes ... and I dissolved into a puddle, brought him home, and he was with us for more than 15 years. He passed away over a year and a half ago, and we still miss him. emoticon
    3150 days ago
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