Saturday, April 12, 2008

We interrupt this blog...

...mostly because our Mother is taking it over again. Yes, AGAIN. We're going to scoop her on the news though and tell you we have a new foster sister. BWWWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Ok, ok, here she is...

:::sigh::: Maryann here, I see the "ANGELS" broke the news so here is the deal!

Millie is a senior Terrier mix....she only weighs 13.5 pounds. (she's a little tubby actually). Millie was dumped at a kill shelter in Oklahoma, the shelter suspects her person passed away or went into a home and the family left her at the shelter. (Who knows though) They simply told the shelter worker that they "didn't want to have to take care of her anymore". They also told the shelter that she was 17 years old...personally I don't think she is that old but there's no telling. She is quite spry for her age either way and gets around fine.

She was in a run with two Chihuahuas and was scared to death. One of the volunteers finally got her to come to her and she was in love. She gave Millie a warm bubble bath which she loved and clipped the nails that were curling under. She never made a peep except for a big sigh when she laid down in the warm water. She felt so much better after her bath and her true personality started showing through.

Unfortunately being a senior in a kill shelter is NOT a good thing and she was on "the list" for this morning. The volunteer posted about Millie and she was kind enough to pull her and bring her to me in Dallas so she wouldn't be killed. I know it's a risk to take in an elderly dog as a foster as there aren't people lined up everywhere, but I learned at Best Friends that every dog is adoptable, you just have to take the time to find the right parents.

Millie was obviously well loved at some point, she behaves like a little lady and is housebroken. She will follow you off leash anywhere and is very happy to just have company. She has a bit of a cold from her shelter stay and is on antibiotics to clear it. She takes the medicine like a champ though. Her teeth (that she has left) have seen better days and her breath is, well, not great. I suspect she hasn't had much dental care in her life. She also has a tendency to sneeze a lot when she is outside, the pollen might irritate her a little but she loves exploring. She has been wormed, cleared of fleas, updated on all shots except rabies which I'll do after her cold is gone. She might require a couple doggie shirts though as she shivers a lot when she's not covered up. :)

Millie absolutely LOVES the car...she'll run right out and jump in ready to go. She's alert and loves to watch out the windows. She must have ridden in the car a lot because she's got the "lean" going on when you brake or turn a corner. She is fine being picked up and will let you hold her like a baby as well. I found this morning that if you sit outside she loves to stretch out and sunbathe. She is fine with other dogs, but would not have the defenses to protect herself if she were bullied.

Anyone who knows me knows I've never really had LITTLE fact I'm not even sure how to handle her. ;) It's just that when I saw her scared face and her story all I could imagine is one of the Brats in that situation. This is one of my biggest fears. So with that in mind I am going to try to find little Miss Millie her forever home. I don't know how long it will be for, but I do know that she deserves to live the rest of her life with dignity and love. Please pass this on to anyone you might know who could give her that home.
Thanks, -M
PS The Brats have no idea what to make of her through the gate. ;)


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

She's cute, especially in that shirt. :-)


The Zoo Crew said...

thank you for believing in millie. no one deserves to die because someone tires of taking care of them. you know we'd take her in a heartbeat if our circumstances were different. i hope she finds a loving forever home thanks to her angel (aka Maryann!).......

Khady Lynn said...

She sure is a cutie!! I hope you can find her a good home soon. And if not, she would make a good foster failure!


Molly the Airedale said...

awwwwwwwww, she's a doll! Paws are crossed that she finds her forever home soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

you're a god-sent Maryann :)

Millie looks fantastic for her age though. then again, she really doesnt look like she's 17.
and she looks pretty in that pretty pink little shirt.

i wont be surprised if one day you woke up and see her cuddling with the bigger brats to get some warmth. heh.

Ruby Bleu said...

Well hello sweet Ms. Millie! She is such a cutie! I'm thinking good thoughts on her finding her furever home!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Sophie Brador said...

Look at her! She is adorable. I sure hope you are able to find a great home for her.


Peanut said...

Oh she is so cute. I would love to foster a dog but I'm over the limit of pets as it is. Glad you got her to help her find a home maryann.

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs Maryann, and brats + 1...God bless u Maryann, u have such a kind heart...17 is old for a puppy even older than my lacy was but i dont blame u for one bit taking her, she is a cutie and like they always say on animal planet, people like little dogs...your brats will b just fine with her..

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu ;)

Lisa said...

Hello Millie! Some of us are bigger than you! We like little dogs. Okay, no we really don't, but our mom likes them. We are so glad you are with the brats. You are in dog heaven there. Maryann will take really good care of you until you find your new forever home.

Purrs & Kisses,
The Frisky Felines

Anonymous said...

Oh my dogness! Absolutely adorable!!! Give her kisses from all of us!
Sitka, Tia, and Shelli

Unknown said...

How sweet of you to take her on as a foster. She is sooo lucky to have left that shelter with her life. Ya'll should be commended.

Dakota said...

What a honey!
Bless you and the Brats for taking her in. My Nana's name is Millie.

wally said...

Oh! What a teeny tiny girlie! I hope she can find a good home. She must be confused in the house with the Giant Dogs! Millie is a cute name. I am sure you guys will show her a good time.


Gus said...

love the shirt. Millie looks a lot like Teka, who is a Jack Russell, except where Millie is black and white, Teka is kinda tan.

Teka has a condition with the enamel of her teeth which makes it wear faster. I will pull her records and see if the name of the condition is listed there. We understand that this is common, so if she is part Jack Russell...that may be the cause of the tooth problem. We feed Teka a special diet that the vet and PetSmart sell. You might check to see if this will help Millie, or if her age makes it not helpful.

Little Dogs. Love em lots, don't trip over them. No other secrets.

(gussie's Muzzer)

nancyturtle said...

Hi Brats, I'm a friend of the zoo crew's mom and I know a lovely lady who specializes in rescuing older dogs. Here's her web address:
She may have some leads on a forever home for Millie.

Randi said...

Oh God Bless You Maryann!

I am soooooo happy that Millie has found a temp home with you until she finds her furever home...I bet little Millie will give the brats a run for their money... You are an angel on earth!

Love & Licks,

The Daily Echo said...

She is just full of major cuteness and Mom suspects it won't be long for the right home to come along. Being in rescue she can vouch for the fact that there are many who have a soft spot for the seniors.

Ferndoggle said...

What a little love rock!


Sparky said...

Millie is adorable for an older lady!

We're still trying to get that whole car lean down - it's much harder than it looks.

Jake of Florida said...

What a sweet little girl. She looks like she has lots of smooth fox terrier in her, which makes her a close cousin.

Wish we had more room.

We can just imagine what the big guys are thinking!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, how sweet. Yes, she definitely deserves a chance at a home too.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

She looks like a sweetie! Meowm and I thank you for taking in Milie (looks like you did this on our birthday!).

Junior and Meowm

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