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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. :)


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.