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Picture of Marty, a male Chihuahua/Basenji

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Home:Yucaipa, CA  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male
Christmas of 2008

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"Christmas of 2008"

Just out in the yard sniffing the air, October 2009

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"Just out in the yard sniffing the air, October 2009"

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December 12th 2007

Arrival Story:
Marty was rescued from the shelter in San Bernardino and was admitted to the no-kill shelter where I work. The dog kennel manager at the time was smitten by his underbite that she thought was so cute. He had been scheduled for euthanasia at the shelter in San Bernardino that day. Within a couple of days he showed signs of severe illness. After an expensive trip to the vet, and the first of several, he was determined to have Distemper. He was started on antibiotics but got weaker and weaker over the next few days. He had contracted pneumonia on top of the distemper! He was a very sick dog and needed sub-q hydration and two antibiotics, as well as eye medications. He could not even stand he was so weak. I took him to my house to recover as I often do when a dog or care needs intensive care. The vet gave him a slim chance. It would be a few weeks before I could even see his eyes they were so stuck shut and swollen with infection. If he did survive his crisis, the vet thought he would need iron supplements and other supplements for life. Today Marty is a very strong and healthy dog, and needs no vitamin supplements. As I often do, and it's a bad habit of mine, I end up keeping the ones I've worked so diligently on during the recovery process. We love him, but he's a leg lifter, and I have to clean up his territorial markings constantly. It's a good thing we don't have carpeting!

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