Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mr. Jiggles

Sunday Morning momma got an email about a little Maltese boy that needed to be rehomed.  You all know how momma is ga ga over the Maltese doggies.  So she agreed to take him on as a Mollie's Foundation Dog.  His name when surrendered was Nico but after spending some time with him she renamed him Mr. Jiggles. 

He is kinda cute....but he is in my seat on the gofer cart!

On the other paw Uncle was eager to meet the little one.

When we let him down he checked and left some pee-mail.

Then he dropped to the ground...

...and started rolling around like a cRaCkEr doggie!

Wonder where he learned to do that?

This is my favorite picture of him.  He says "The big one is behind me isn't he?"

Bobo wasn't sure about him and kept his distance.

He really enjoyed meeting Doggy Nanny!

Then momma broke the news to him that tomorrow (Monday Morning) he would be going to the vet.  This is his "What the heck" face!  Not as adorable as mine but cute none the less!

Monday Morning momma left early and went to the vet.  She didn't take any pictures as this was not a fun visit.  Melissa stole his blood for the heartworm test and 10 minutes later the results came back Positive.  Momma was in shock.  She paid for the test and went to the car and cried.  The rescue budget is super tight and she didn't want him going through the painful treatment.  Grandma and momma discussed it and had decided to put him to sleep.  Tuesday they scheduled his appt at the vet and at 4pm headed out.  When they got in the room grandma and momma started crying and asked if they could talk to Dr. Flanary before letting him go.  Dr. Flanary listened to his heart and said his heart sounded good and being only about 2 yrs old that he was a candidate for a Slow kill method.  What would happen is he would take a heartworm preventative pill and be monitored for 1 day.  If he made it through that with out a reaction he could stay on heartworm preventative (Monthly) and in about 18 months should be heartworm negative.  While it is slow it is budget friendly and less painful.  So at the last minute he was spared!  We send a big THANK you to Dr. Flanary for helping us make a big decision for this little boy.

So we celebrated by taking his official studio pictures!!! 

Wednesday rolled around and you guessed it momma had to work and she took Mr. Jiggles with her so he could start treatment. 

He had no reaction at all and here now 24 hours later he is still doing well.  So he is going to be alright!!!!

Momma said that we is going to have to do extra good on the application process and interviewing of applicants to make sure his new people will keep him on heartworm preventative.  But we can do it!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Mr. Jiggles


  1. What a cutie pie!!! Oh thank you for sparing him....I never knew just what a dog had to go through that was positive for heartworms..What is painful about it? Could you share please?

    1. We have read that the shots are very painful and it can be hard on their system. But this method is less invasive. Its a scary thing when that test comes up positive!!!!

  2. Good luck to Mr. Jiggles. It is wonderful that your momma gives to much to these dogs in need.


  3. OMD, what a relief!! Paws crossed that he finds a great home very soon!!


  4. Thank dogness for Dogter Flanary!!!!! We hopes that his new people will take real good care of this cutie pie!

    Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

  5. Hi Mr. Jiggles!
    Wesa think thats such a cootie-patootie name!!
    It reminds us of the Bissel commercial'ums...but yousa so much cuter than the lil' chihauhua!!
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

    Note from the mama: Never worry about heartworm positive doggies. If they need help and your budget it tight, contact Crossed Paws and it would be our delight to help out!! Blogville rocks!!

  6. He is just so cute. Too cute for having the nasty heartworms. I hope his previous owners are NEVER allowed to have another dog since they obviously don't know how to care for one.

    So glad to hear that things might work out good for Mr. Jiggles. He deserves a chance at a full life in a loving home. Keep us posted!

  7. Thank you Doctor F, please help Mr. Jiggles...We have all our feets crossed
    Benny & Lily

  8. Hmmm... I have a certain sister who does that cracker-rolling-in-the-grass thing. Although she usually ends up green.... Glad to hear that Mr. Jiggles is on his way to being 100% healthy!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


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