Poor little Maltese girl (lotsa pics)

Postby msvette2u » February 6th, 2008, 12:37 am

This dog was brought, in deplorable condition (pics when I get them from the vet clinic) into our vet's office.
She was flea ridden, and had so many mats you could not tell what she was or what color she was.
I met her when I went to pick up Copper last Friday after his surgery.
She was being shaved down, but you know how it goes. You have to go in stages.
We were going to have her spayed prior to coming here but our vet said she'd rather wait - she's just too underweight still.
I think she's between 3-4lbs.

So I vaccinated her yesterday and today, brought her home, for lots of luvins before she goes for her spay.

I forget what they named her at the clinic - we'll probably name her something different though!

"I don't think they like me. They shaved me and now are trying to drown me!"
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"Somebody...anybody...please help!"
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Such a bony girl...
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"When I open my eyes maybe this hell will be over!"
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"Yeah, screw you too, lady!"
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"Well maybe I'll survive"
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"Maybe..."
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"OK it's not so bad"
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(btw, BigdogBuford, that's another of the sweaters y'all sent-it's just a little large for her!)
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 6th, 2008, 10:57 am

Poor little thing! :cry: I'm so glad she's gonna have a new, better start to life now!
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Postby Jenn » February 6th, 2008, 11:07 am

Wow she looks super tiny! You think she's a Maltese mix, I thought they were bigger dogs? :| She still a puppy?

She sure is cute! I'm sure after some major TLC, some good loving, and some grub she'll find a wonderful home in no time. :)
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Postby Jenny » February 6th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Oh what a little cutie! lucky little stinkbug.. I am happy she gets a new start and fresh coat :mrgreen:
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Postby madremissy » February 6th, 2008, 12:06 pm

OMG, I am a sucker for the little fuzzies. Oh I hope someone will get her and give her a good home.
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Postby msvette2u » February 6th, 2008, 12:14 pm

Our vet felt she was full Maltese - just one of the super TOY kinds :neutral:
Or else really really a runt...!
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Postby jmashaney » February 6th, 2008, 2:33 pm

Oh, poor little baby girl! I'd carry her around in my shirt pocket all day long. lol
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Postby Scout » February 6th, 2008, 3:41 pm

look at that tiny little thing!

Was she a stray?

At least she'll have a good loving home with you for awhile...until her new family finds her :)
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Postby Jeni » February 6th, 2008, 9:36 pm

She is very cute, she looks like a cartoon character.
Poor thing. At least she found you..
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Postby msvette2u » February 6th, 2008, 10:43 pm

On February 06 2008, Scout wrote:look at that tiny little thing!

Was she a stray?

At least she'll have a good loving home with you for awhile...until her new family finds her :)


Yes - amazingly, she was brought to our vet's clinic, all matted so you couldn't see what she was.
The vet's supposed to get the pics to me, but last I knew they were still on the camera!
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Postby blayzeingsun » February 8th, 2008, 8:33 pm

i am in love! Tell me all about her and how to adopt!!!
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Postby msvette2u » February 8th, 2008, 11:15 pm

Well, at 2.7lbs, she's nowhere near ready to go since she cannot be spayed yet, but go ahead and email me if you want.
I will probably be only letting her go to a home where she's the only dog too, because of her size - she'd be so easy to break :(
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Postby blayzeingsun » February 11th, 2008, 2:49 pm

:( i talked to my husband and showed her his picture he says she is to small for us with River being a bit overbearing with little dogs. :( oh well I hope she finds a good home.
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Postby msvette2u » February 11th, 2008, 10:56 pm

On February 11 2008, blayzeingsun wrote::( i talked to my husband and showed her his picture he says she is to small for us with River being a bit overbearing with little dogs. :( oh well I hope she finds a good home.

Yep, that's what I was thinking too.
Thanks - see her updated thread (Dancing Maltese) about a seizure she had yesterday...
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Postby msvette2u » February 20th, 2008, 5:50 pm

Update:
Well our vet suspected this and it turns out that she may be right.
Gracie has signs of having a liver shunt. She may have a mild one as the blood enzymes that indicated it are all high, but not sky high, but definitely elevated.

http://www.malteseonly.com/shunt2.html

I don't know what her prognosis is for adoption at this time.
We are trying the l/d diet to see if it helps.
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Postby msvette2u » March 19th, 2008, 6:25 pm

LONG AWAITED PICS!!!
Gracie, PREVIOUSLY!
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FLEAS!
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Poo and dirt!
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What a MESS :(
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How could anyone let her get like that!?
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Can you believe THIS was hiding under it all???
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Postby msvette2u » March 19th, 2008, 6:28 pm

Oh, the dates are all wrong, btw... (it's our vet's camera!)
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Postby Marinepits » March 19th, 2008, 6:46 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: HOLY COW!

That is one of the WORST cases I've ever seen.

She looks so cute now, though. I love how her hair is growing in. :mrgreen:
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Postby madremissy » March 19th, 2008, 7:07 pm

:shocker: Oh my word. People just saddened me so much sometimes. How in the world, she was able to see, move or do anything in that condition :sad2: Vette, she is so cute. I wish to goodness I could take her.
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Postby msvette2u » March 20th, 2008, 1:51 am

I know...amazing (and disgusting) isn't it!?

Guess what, though - she has a true angel coming for her from SLC, Utah, on the 1st of APRIL!
Yay, Gracie girl!!!!
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