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That's right! You heard me. I so very rarely squeal, but you just heard it.

Today, Scott and I, sans kids (who are at Gamma's), went to Oktoberfest in Addison, TX.

Guess what we ended up doing?

Meet Mr. Pibb (the second):

His name was originally Biscuit, but...well, we didn't like that one so much and he didn't answer to it anyway. He seems like he wasn't taken very good care of, he's really skinny, and he has heartworms (and a tick I found). However, he has free vet care for now, including his heartworm treatment (that he has already started) and he is THE SWEETEST DOG! He's almost exactly a year old, born September 19, 2006. The SPCA rescued him the day before he was to be euthanized, and we are glad they did. We fell in love with the little guy. There wasn't much talking involved in whether or not we were bringing him home. He's such a lover-boy, some sort of terrier mix and walks really well on a leash. I can't believe how lucky we were to find him.

More of Pibb:

I'm off to snuggle our new puppy. :)


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Sep. 23rd, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
mr pibb {the second} reminds me of the simpsons and snowball 2.

what a cute doggie!!!
Sep. 23rd, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
A scruffy Dog - Perfection
Well done you! I'm so happy when someone finds a pet to adopt. I hope you're all very happy :o)
Sep. 23rd, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
Free vet care for a year? I don't think the downtown SPCA does things differently.. but it's usually 14 days free clinic usage (and for the heartworm treatment) and 30 days of pre-paid pet insurance. Check yer packet again.

The McKinney SPCA was busy with the Plano Balloon festival, so I'm expecting to be barely any dogs on the adoption floor tomorrow.
Sep. 23rd, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
You are right. I think we got a little misled on that one, or maybe they were planning on paying for the already started treatment for the heartworms. Either way, it doesn't change our decision - even though the heartworms weren't disclosed until after we had signed paperwork.

I'll be bringing him into the McKinney office anyway for his check this week. We've also got to get him going with the rest of his heartworm treatment, make sure everything else is ok, things like that.

Is the office where you work at the same location as the vet? Custer, north of 121?
Sep. 23rd, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
Yup, adoption, clinic and admitting are all in one nice little building. The Clinic staff leave for lunch, noon-1pm, right as we're opening Adoptions.

They usually wait about 30 days before they start the heartworm treatment, so that they dog can go home calmly after the treatment. How long the treatment lasts however depends on his size and the stage that the worms are at.

When you turn off Custer onto Stacy/720, it's a short ways to the turn in for our place (and on freshly laid concrete) on the right. The sign is a bit hidden by some overgrown weeds, but the horse statue is hard to miss. If you end up driving across a bridge, then you just missed it.
Sep. 23rd, 2007 06:19 am (UTC)
Cool. I've got to call them Monday morning and see about bringing him out there as soon as possible. Not only because we have to have him seen within 5 days, but also because he has the cough that indicates at least a moderate case with the heartworms.

We'll try to hunt you down while we're out there if you're working. It would be nice to meet our fellow ratty-owner locally. :)

It's also nice that the McKinney place is so close! We're just south of it, pretty much, in the area between McDermott and 121, Coit and Independence. Sounds like the shelter there is even closer than our regular vet, which is further up Custer.
Sep. 23rd, 2007 05:38 am (UTC)
Beta the Wonder Dog says if you really want to impress him, take him to The Dog Wash and treat him to some oatmeal shampoo.

She'd say it herself, but she's feigning carpal tunnel. Again.
Sep. 23rd, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, he needs to go to the dog wash :)

First I have to get that tick off of him. I've never done it before and I'm quite uneasy about it. I wonder if it can wait until Monday?

Know how to remove a tick? Care to help? :)
Sep. 23rd, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
IANAV (I Am Not A Veterinarian).

That said .. Beta doesn't get ticks. The Frontline+ flea/tick drops see to that. It's more expensive than the others, but it's the only stuff that really works; you're throwing money away with the cheap stuff.

As to removing ticks, I'd be careful, depending on how large (blood-swollen) the tick is. My relatives in Mifipi would probably tell you to pour gasoline on it, but that's their standard advice for most anything. One thing you do NOT want to do is leave the tick's HEAD intact after pulling the rest off. Yeeuch - I KNOW, but it's true. If the tick is already blood-swollen, you may want to have the vet do the honors when you go for the first physical exam .. next week, right?

finally, one vet told me that it's RARE for puppies NOT to have worms. i know this one's a year old, so .. hope for the best.
Sep. 23rd, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
Rare for a puppy not to have heartworms??? Nah. Hookworms, roundworms, things like that I could see, but heartworms, no.

Yeah, we use Frontline from the vet on Pepper and Barqs, and have never in their eight years had a problem with ticks or fleas. HOW we didn't see this tick when we were there, I'll never know, but I'm going with you on this one - the vet will be taking it off. It's what Scott said to do, too.
Sep. 23rd, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
"It's what Scott said to do, too. "

golly - that Scott is One Sharp Cookie. i wonder if he's married?
Sep. 23rd, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
Oh, and Pibbs wants to know if BTWD is a 'Sexy Beast' getting that Oatmeal treatment at TDW.

We will absolutely have to do that.

- Flea and Tick for Pibbs
- Either oatmeal or medicated for Barqs, the itchy dog
- Whitening for Pepper, my pampered princess
Sep. 23rd, 2007 07:10 am (UTC)
You're so cool. I love that you two were of the same mind about such a cute dog and that you can easily enough take care of another dog, even one who has some problems and hasn't been treated well, that the decision requires so little discussion. I picture you raising your eyebrows in inquiry (perhaps with a hand gesture of 'what can I do? it's not my fault he's so cute') and your dh nodding quickly... :)

And I especially love that he's wearing a collar to match his eyeliner. Even your dog is thin and fabulous!
Sep. 23rd, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Heh. He does look like he has blue eyeliner one! :)

The most discussion that took place was what to change his name to. *laugh* Oh, and confirmation that I would pick up poop and clean up pee if he wasn't as housebroken as they said he was.

I knew I had Scott when we were sitting out with the dog and he picked him up and held him for a while. I think he has a soft spot for terriers ;)

Speaking of my husband, I'm off to crawl back into bed with him for the few more hours we don't have kids in the house.
Sep. 23rd, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
yay puppy!
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