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Thursday, July 31, 2014

I have so many things to be thankful for today, but there is one major blessings that I am rejoicing about today . . . and that is because I found a tooth on the living room rug this morning.

What's so special about finding a tooth? especially on the rug???

Well, my little Yorkie, Bad Leroy Brown is almost 9 years old and has been having some dental issues. This past year he has had to have a number of teeth pulled.

The last time I took him into the vet, he crashed when the administered the anesthesia. It was a close call. Too close! It scared me bad. And I've nearly lost him a couple of times I've been hoping to avoid having to take him back to the vet for more dental work.

When he was 6 months old, I rescued him from a puppy mill that had 1800 dogs in their breeding stock. It was unbelievable.

A couple months after I got him home, something painful happened to him (bee sting? we don't really know) he let out a loud yelp. I picked him up and checked him over. He stopped breathing while I held him in my arms. I did CPR until we could get him into the vet clinic.

A few months ago I noticed another loose tooth, and I've been keeping an eye on it, keeping it clean, etc. I did NOT want to take him back to the vet for fear of losing him if they put him under again.

So, I am absolutely rejoicing today that the tooth came out on its own. And that he didn't swallow it.

Leroy has been with me through thick and thin . . . and more than once, his unconditional love kept me going. He's such a part of our family.

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