Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for 14 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Monday, July 6, 2009
THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE
I received an email last week from the local shelter. They had a Pekingese there-- a tiny one. She needed help-- could our group take her in? I went over to see her. I thought she was about 8-9 years old. The shelter did what they could, but medical care is not available there.
I got her and we went straight to the vet. My appointment was three hours later, but I knew I didn't want to wait. My vet (Acredale Animal Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA) is so wonderful-- when I have a critical Peke, they take me right in. This little girl needed help.
They kept her, shaved her huge tennis ball size knots off and gave her a bath-- she loved the bath. It must have felt so good on her dirty body. She loved the attention. I named her Georgie Girl.
After all the knots and hair were removed (we had no choice!), I could see how very thin she was. Even her tail had to be shaved. I could see she was older than I thought-- but I wouldn't have left her.
They even left a little un-knotty hair on her head and put a bow in it. She loves for me to hand feed her treats. Our club president, Gloria, is going to let her live in her home and get great medical care. She may have a few months or years to live. We don't know. But, we know she's safe now. We know she'll be loved now. And that's what we do!