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Yesterday was a really bad day. Mr. Pibb kept going downhill and I made the tough decision to return him to the SPCA and let him be put to sleep. He was such a doll for the week that he was with us, and I have come to terms with the fact that he was too sick when he came to us.

I really miss him.

With that experience behind us, I am a little bit more reserved with the joy of this announcement. I'm also a bit put off with the idea of a 'replacement dog'.

I'm sure when I'm feeling less sad about Mr. Pibb, I will share with a bit more joy.

Today, I went down to the Deeley SPCA location. I didn't feel comfortable going back to McKinney. I also found out where the closest VCA hospital is so I can take our new puppy there instead of to the McKinney office for his 5 day exam.

Meet Shasta, our new baby boy (keeping with the soft drink theme). He's four months old and APPEARS TO BE PERFECTLY HEALTHY! He's vibrant, snuggly, eating, drinking, giving kisses, playing with toys, gnawing on bones, normal dog stuff. We THINK he's part Lhasa Apso, part Chihuahua. Someone at the SPCA downtown thinks Chinese Crested Powderpuff. What would be your guess?




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kitzira
Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
Deeley location? *confused*

Also, what's on his belly in the first picture?
trshtwns01
Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
Downtown. Near Deeley Plaza. The one on Industrial.

He had a small hernia, so when they neutered him they also fixed the hernia.
kitzira
Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
Ahhh, okies. Long drive that is. I've been by it but haven't gone in.
trshtwns01
Oct. 4th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
I liked the setup for the McKinney adoption area so much better. Theirs had more of a 'mass storage' feel to it. Dogs in big concrete runs, small dogs in chainlink pens with shredded paper for bedding. The cat area in McKinney is AWESOME. The dog area looked much nicer with the little beds to get them off the concrete.
misskerri
Oct. 3rd, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
I drive past that SPCA location every day. ;)

Hey...do you think they need old blankets for the dogs for as the weather starts getting colder? I have an old quilt and comforter to get rid of, and I know several years ago, the Garland animal shelter was looking for old blankets and stuff as winter was coming on, but I haven't managed to get in touch with them. I just thoguht that maybe, since you'd been at the shelter recently, you might have seen signs or something. :)
trshtwns01
Oct. 3rd, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I was in the small breed area, and they had shredded paper in all of the bins. I think that way they can just throw it out instead of having to do wash. Must be someplace that donates old paper to them.

I know smaller shelters do usually look for blankets and such. You could try the Garland shelter, a local no-kill shelter, or a breed rescue.
kitzira
Oct. 4th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
We use blankets in the big dog runs up at the McKinney location everyday... the a/c runs super cold there. We have a huge industrial washer/dryer set and will run several loads throughout the day.

The shredded paper in the small dog area is for easy cleaning in the mornings and for puppies, since they're not allowed outside till they're 6 months of age. All the newspaper is donated from people, and we've acutally run out before & had to just lay down blankets and clean lots throughout the day.