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.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
BUSY DAY! JJ, CHARLIE AND BISCUIT JOIN OUR RESCUE FAMILY!
We have received so many requests to take in Pekes. Each time we get a request, I have to mentally go over whether we can afford to do it. But, I'm also so pulled by the need of these sweet ones who need our help. JJ, above was one of them.
He was turned into a shelter with his brother, Charlie. But, what I found out was that they had been in this shelter three separate times! They had only been in their most recent home a year. The owner was "moving" and "dogs aren't allowed." Don't get me going on commitment to your pets. We were told they were older, but ....
Once we had them today, they were playing and running and happy. They may not be young, but I don't think they are as old as we were told. And with being strays originally, we don't know their ages. They are two happy boys though! I think they'll be coming to the picnic.
Then, I received an email. This little Peke was owned by a woman with alzheimer's. She would put him in a room, and forget he was there, forget water and food. The family called animal control to come get it yesterday.
Biscuit is only 10 pounds, underweight for sure. He had dredlocks of poop hanging from his ears and his tail was so nasty and matted that I couldn't begin to cut anything off. We went straight to my vet and they'll take care of everything. Sometimes, I need a professional to help when the coats are so bad. One of the vet techs was going to clean him up. I can bathe, brush, blow dry-- but sometimes, I can't get the serious matting off without fear of hurting them. I talked to this little guy awhile at the shelter and he finally came out of his kennel area to me.
And then, look at the smile I got! He was so happy! Of course, the treats I was giving didn't hurt at all. He is only about 5 or 6 at the most. (That's what I was told, but he seems younger.)
His eye folds are really bad, and he needs to be neutered and cleaned up. But, we can do that. Get ready for "after pictures"-- I know he will be a beautiful boy! Thank you for all who have helped us with donations this past week so we can take in these three Pekes. And thank you for our volunteers, Sharon, Martha and Eve, who did SO much driving to get them! You are all the best!