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