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What’s my PET's name? (required) Height? Weight? Age?
Priss is 8 or 9 years old, about 11 pounds. Baybee is 3 years old, and about 5 pounds.
What type of animal? (A dog, cat, ferret, bird, etc.) What breed?
Dogs... Priss and BB are Pomeranians
If a pom were as big as their heart, they'd be the size of a house!
My PET's description:
I discovered a little red Pom living next door to an aunt I was visiting. I could hear a dog bark but couldn't see where it was. My aunt said it was horrible how it was over there. Priss was put into chicken coop and treatment alternated between abuse and neglect. She was eating chicken feed, eggs... dead chickens... Her coat was one solid mass of matted hair, mud, grass burrs, mud, feathers, mud... use your imagination. I went to check it out and was horrified. I knocked on the door of the house in front of the chicken coop. I said, "I want your dog. Now. Or I'm going to the Sheriff with pictures." They shoved her into my arms said her name and shut the door.
Despite her condition she was so excited by the attention, I nearly dropped her. I couldn't begin to wash or brush it out. I just sheared her down to near her skin. Priss had never been socialized, and didn't even know her name. At first I just didn't think it was going to work out. I'd had Poms for a long time, but this was a whole different situation. Trust was difficult for her and after nearly 5 years, it still takes time for her to warm up to new people.
Its been a learning experience for both of us, but Priss has come a very long way to learn that she can love... and be loved.
Baybee was left at a vets office to be euthanized. She was terribly overweight and had a bad case of mange.
After some TLC from a tender hearted veternarian and treatments for the skin condition she was up for adoption. I had been thinking about a brother or sister for Priss, and had been browsing www.petfinder.com for a couple of months when her profile was sent to me in a requst match. I looked at the pic and thought she was cute, but just clicked on to the next one. Some time went by and I kept thinking about that little black pom and decided to see if she was still available.
It took hours! But I found her profile again and she was still waiting for a new home. I sent in an inquiry ... then to make a longer story short, I had no idea the adoption process was so thorough! Three pages of stuff! Priss and I passed! The local shelter handler even brought BB to me from across town. She has a couple of dime sized spots where her hair may never grow back, but rest is long and dense enough to cover it up.
Priss and BB are as different as night and day, and there is never a dull moment here.
Who are my PET's siblings? (If applicable. Also, you can make pages for them too: you have to use different email addresses, but you cannot use a @pettell.com address!)
My PET's favorite toy(s) is (are):
My PET's favorite activity (or activities) is (are):
What are the names of my owner(s)? What do I think of my owners? (Optional)
Our mommie saved our lifes. Outright and literally.
What I want others to know about my PET and/ or the owner:
Priss and BB are both rescues from very different, but awful situations. Priss and BB are my kids. I rescued Priss during a very difficult time when another pomkid was nearing the end of her days. I'm not sure who rescued who.
I think the new group could be a fun idea. It wouldn't hurt to try and see what happens. I love doing this stuff as well. I am a self learner. Basically everything I know about working with computers and different programs I taught myself. I'll be your first member. Thanks for the info. I will try it and see what I can do. I may ask more questions.
Beautiful pictures! I love the story of how you rescued the Poms. I know there are lots of stories about how "heroic" dogs are with each other and with humans, like Chicos story. Amazing to watch them and it makes you wonder how anyone could ever mistreat these precious babies!