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Old 12-22-2012, 12:21 AM
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i think his name should be Lucky, because he sure is to have found you !!! Thank you for saving him !!!
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:22 AM
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Awww poor pup!! I think hes very handsome even dirty and matted...hes gonna be a gem all cleaned up!
What about Matt as his name!...or Lucky Matt..lol...hes all matted (but not for long)
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:56 AM
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i think his name should be Lucky, because he sure is to have found you !!! Thank you for saving him !!!
If you'd seen us this afternoon chasing him you would have suspected being found was the last thing on his mind, and it was!! LOL With a car and two people trying to get him he ran like the dickens every time we got near. An hour and 1 1/2 miles worth. If only dogs could understand us we could just say something like "Hey man, just jump in the car and you'll get yummy food, a warm place to sleep, and have fun too". LOL

When we finally got him cornered in a yard we covered the fence with a blanket to keep the cold wind off of him while Jane and I took turns going to our house for food and water, then the crate.. He growled a lot and also snapped anytime either of us got near.

It's wonderful to watch him relax. In only 7 hours now, he's gone from snapping at my hands to eating out of it or coming over for petting. Even barked at the gate to go out and do his business.

His first treat at our house was one of the yummy homemade treats a benevolent GRF'er sent for Andy and Katie Lucky is a great name. We'll give it some thought. We'd talked about "Matty" too, since he's so matted. "Matty" and "Lucky" both sound friendly.

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Awww poor pup!! I think hes very handsome even dirty and matted...hes gonna be a gem all cleaned up!
What about Matt as his name!...or Lucky Matt..lol...hes all matted (but not for long)
We talked about "Matty". Of course, we'd never tell anyone the reason for the name LOL

He strikes me as a 'self rescue', much as our bichon, Katie, made a break from her abusive home (where someone kicked her and broke her rear leg beyond repair). She was walking the sidewalk in front of our house in 100 degree temps, looking like she was going to cross the street. She came right over to Jane when Jane started talking to her. I've always joked Katie picked our house and played Jane like a 2 bit fiddle LOL.

This little guy also acted like he wanted to be as far away from where he was as possible. Doesn't seem like he's been abused per se, just not taken care of at all.

A minute ago he jumped up on the footstool and let me pet him, slowly losing his fear and coming out of his shell. I bet he'll sleep a lot the next couple of days. Walked inside the crate three times now, tempted by treats, ate them and rearranged the blanket to his liking. Even took a cat nap inside it for 5 minutes, though it seems he prefers chairs. The fleas are driving him nuts. Poor guy.

It's wonderful watching fearful strays relax then sleep

Look who's coming over and jumping up on the foot stool to let me scratch and pet him. Tried to bite my fingers off just hours ago. LOL



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If history is any guide, he'll be sleeping a lot the next couple of days after a stressful period of time. A cut and care should help his puppy come out. He's a pretty affectionate little guy once he trusts (secret weapon: food ). He even gave me a couple kisses after the mini pot pie bites I hand fed him. I highly doubt he'll snap at Russell (the groomer) today, or anyone else for that matter.

Could he possibly be a maltipoo? I haven't been around many purebred poodles since my days as a paperboy. I seem to remember them as curly curly. Guess we'll know more after he's had a spa day.

Happy "The Earth Didn't End on December 21, 2012" Day!!!
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BTW, Andy got his CeeNU (6 10mg capsules) tonight in a Taco Bell soft shell chicken taco. Then he stole my two when I left the room. LOL He left the hot sauce packets untouched. Wrappers from the den to the bedroom when I came back upstairs from checking in on Mystery Poodle Boy. LOL Ah, good boy, Andy. Always vigilant when there's food around. After 10 years he still worries he won't get enough to eat. Aw. He was still really skinny when we adopted him after 2 weeks in the golden rescue.
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Always51 beat me to it. Matt is my vote for a name, too.

Poor little thing. It sounds like he may never have lived in a home. You and your wife are such good people. I hope you and your friend have good luck finding him a forever home.
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I like Lucky or Matty let us know which one you go with.
Sounds like you're winning him round. He's certainly a lucky boy finding you and your wife and such a lovely home. He's gonna look great after his spa day!

Loved your story about Andy stealing the tacos
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First off, lol about Andy. I am glad he left the hot sauce packets alone
I am glad that you have such a great veterinary team that takes good care of him

What a heartwarming story about your little rescue. That is such a great thing for you to do, thank you so much!
Are you sure you will be able to give him up again?
When I took in my little stray hit by car dachshund two years ago, I was determined to find him a home or a good rescue. Well, I found neither and the only rescue that wanted to take him, I was not thrilled about. So, he stayed with us and is a part of the family

Good luck with "Matty". I am glad he is doing so well.
Might want to deflea the basement though after the fleas have vacated Matty. Some may not have been killed and are hiding in the furniture.

Hugs to all your furry kids
Have a great weekend!
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Aw-www

He is SO LUCKY to have come to your house!! I love Lucky or Matt, whichever name you choose for him.
Did you say how old you think he is?

He looks like a Malti-Poo, or could he be a Bichon Frise or part Bichon?
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Andy's ankle feels normal now. Yeah!! Another week or so and we can go out again and have some fun. His coat is finally feeling a little thicker. He's very soft and huggable

"Lucky Matty" is at the groomer. He got a clean bill of health at the vets and his vaccinations beforehand. Jane bought him a Santa Claus sweater to help keep off the chill when he comes back from his spa day.

The consensus at the vets is he's an unneutered 1-2 year old Maltipoo. Jane asked about mildly sedating him before he went to the groomer. The vet, a woman, said she usually doesn't. When a male tech went to get him, he came back and said "I'm sending you with an Ace tablet" LOL. He must have been snapped at. All this is so new to the little guy. He should come around in a couple of days, especially since he'll have the run of the house and yard now that we know he's 100% healthy.

I stayed up with him until 6 am. He ate a lot of dog food and cried every time I left the basement, but settled down after 10 or 15 minutes when I went to bed. His tail wagged when I'd come back down. I'll post some pics of him all cleaned up when he gets back later this afternoon. With Christmas approaching, I suspect he'll be here for at least a few days. Thanks for checking in.
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Matty sure sounds like one lucky boy and he might be home already!
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