Soooo…what’s been going on with you?
Here? Oh, not much. I rescued a dog. A nasty dirty, horribly matted Shih Tzu*, who was moseying down Johnson Road (my street) in Southlake. I was driving home Tuesday afternoon when he wandered into my lane and started walking towards me as I approached. My choices were to either stop or run over him, so I stopped, thinking I would look at his tag and take him home. It turned out that the thing under his chin wasn’t a tag. It was gum. He was horribly neglected, covered with giant mats. He looked like this:
The groomers were gone for the day, and Courtney was there by herself, but she did what she could on him. He had to go back the next morning for the full treatment and, in the meantime, I had called every veterinarian on the first three pages of Google maps, the local animal control officer, both Shih Tzu rescue groups in the Metroplex and…nothing. Or almost nothing. The Humane Society in Keller gave me the name of a vet in Keller who does low-cost vaccinations. Since it was clear this little guy was going to spend the night in our house, with our dogs around, he needed to be vaccinated.
Cut to the next day. He’s vaccinated, groomed, and now looking & smelling much better:
|His ears are almost always like this,
one up & one down. Adorable!