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roadkillKitten
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Bio? Hardly. But let's explain that pic, shall we? Firstly, lemme just say that my gramma used to call me "kitten" when I was little. As for the "roadkill" part, you can blame my favorite band, Shriekback. But, the way I look at is more like this: Cats supposedly have nine lives, and we all have those times when you're like: anybody get the license number on that truck?! Really, there's nothing more satisfying than getting back up, dustin' yourself off, flipping-off the universe, and screaming at the top of your lungs: "Still kickin' mutherfu**ers!"

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Hey-ho everyone! I decided to post some pics of Widgie, our newest adoption/project and thought I'd give you the rundown, since we have affectionately nick-named her our "hot mess." Well, first off, she survived euthanasia in CA and was shipped up here to the NW since our shelters have a "shortage" of small dogs (which they make more money on btw). She's a chihuahua/terrier cross (Norfolk terrier maybe?) and has a combination of short hair mixed with these long, wiry, fly-away hair and looks like she was put through the washing machine, but never fluff-dried. Besides that, she had horrible razor-burn from her spay and she wouldn't stop itching at it, so in addition she had huge, bloody scratch-marks along both sides. Also, for some stupid reason, the vets here use surgical glue to close the spay incision, needless to say, it didn't "hold" and her incision was swollen, partly open, inflamed, and looked horrible! All this combined meant that no one gave this tiny little dog a second, let alone a first, look! A local food drive is what brought us to what turned out to be also an adoption event and that's when we saw her. We had unfortunately just lost our chiX, Beau, unexpectedly to a condition he was likely born with, but nonetheless we were devastated, so we were in no way looking to adopt, but there she was, and they said the magic words you can't say to any animal-lover: "if she doesn't get adopted today...." $300 later and a food-donation of a 20# bag, case of cans, and the box of biscuits I brought, she was ours. A bath, some decent food, neosporin, and a boatload of bandages later, she slept really well. Then there was the trip to the vet.........
Turns out, that not only is she missing some teeth and one of her lower canines is broken, she's got 3 "bad" legs! Both her rear legs have luxating patellas (knee caps that don't stay in place). It's a common condition in little dogs, and it's "fixable" through surgery, but mildly painful for the pooch. Then they discovered her right hip isn't working well and we'll have to get an x-ray on that one, but in most cases it means hip-replacement as the dog ages (cha-ching!). Then... then... we discover that her right shoulder has somehow had all the ligaments torn and there is nerve-damage in the leg which causes her to be unable to "right" her foot when she uses it (it tends to roll under or collapse as she walks). So.... The good news is, she CAN walk under her own power, quite well for a nearly completely disabled dog, but we only walk her short distances, and... as much as I hate to admit it... I got her a stroller for the longer walks at the park (OMG, I'm one of THOSE people now!!!). We've had her long enough now that she's strong enough to go through a surgery, so first I'm going to get her dental taken care of. I think her right knee is more "severe" than the left, so that will be next. I'm afraid she had some sort of trauma on the right, since that's where most of her "injuries" are. I'm kinda glad I don't know WHAT happened to her, I just know it's gonna take a while to get her "all" better, or as much as she can get "better." On the plus side, I'm happy to report, she eats well, is cute as a button, ran for the first time recently (yay!), has learned to play with toys (she had no idea what toys even were, but she watched the other dogs, and picked up quickly!), she's sweet and quiet, spends most of her time upside-down, shows affection not by "kissing" but by rolling on you (usually my head if I'm laying down, my hand if we're up), and has recently started growling (which in a dog that small is rediciulous and it's so hard not to laugh! It sounds like a child's toy phone ringing! Yes, yes, you're terrifying, lol!). I'll try to get you guys some pics of her being "upright" for a change, and show of her awesome hairdo (or as we call it, her hair-don't!) t and her cute little Mohawk! I put a ribbon in her 'hawk the other day, but it didn't stay. I was adorable though! I'll keep you posted. We're thinking about giving her her own twitter account.

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always good to be back
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