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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 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?