Favorite Food: Anything anyone else is eating,popcorn,Watermelon,carrots,bananas,brown rice, steamed veggies...
Favorite Walk: Out back in the fields
Best Tricks: "shake","sit",playing fetch, stealing Kira's chew toys,climbing 3 tiny stairs to get on or off of the bed, chasing my tail!
Arrival Story: Paws and Claws Rescue Facebook Page Posted by Judy Walters on
"Meet the Door Step puppy. Found early this morning on my son's door step in a box. He is about 1 1/2 pounds, we believe Chihuahua."
I chose the name Doozer(from the the noun Doozie meaning an extraordinary one of its kind) and with generous donations and creative budgeting, Doozer will begin his Journey home on 11/11/10.
Bio: (via email from Judy in Arkansas)...Friday October 22,2010
"Hey Lori, I took Doozer to the vet yesterday. She says he is at least 6 weeks old and I can start his puppy vaccinations. He was one pound 9 ounces so he should be big enough to be neutered in two weeks which means he can be transported in 3 weeks if all goes as planned. Everyone at the office fell in love with him. Two of the vet techs have Chihuahuas and have raised them and said he is probably going to stay pretty small so I hope that is ok. He is the cutest little guy and everyone loves the name you gave him. Very creative and original.
He is a good little puppy, I think you will be very pleased with him
He is so tiny. I hope he is 2 pounds by next Wed. so he can be neutered. He eats very well but is still very small. If he is 2 pounds or under at 8 weeks he will be considered a Teacup. I still can't figure out why he was left in a box at my son's door. Someone could have sold him with very little effort. He was clean and well fed when he was found.
Hi Lori, Little Doozer was neutered today. He was 2 pounds 3 1/2 ounces. He did great and acts like nothing ever happened. He even ate a warm supper tonight. Boys have it much easier then girls.
Looks like he'll be coming to you next week.
***11/4/10 Update from Judy...
Doozer spends most of his time in an x-pen with newspaper on one end and a bed on the other end. He always uses his newspaper and keeps his bed clean. I have just started giving him some dried food that is very small. I still feed him soaked dried food mixed with some canned food 3 times a day but I keep a small dish of dried for him to nibble on when he wants to. He eats a few pieces a day.
Of course he joins the family and the other dogs at times but at night and when we are gone he is safe in his little area.
I will send you a good article on housebreaking. It is best they not be crated for more than one hour for each month of age so the small area with newspaper to potty on is better than having him go in his crate and he can't hold it for a long time yet.
Here Comes Doozer! 11/11/10 Judy put Doozer on the P.E.T.S transport today!He looks so curious and ready for anything!
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 4:20 PM, Judy W. wrote:
How cute! He loves that stick doesn't he? I like his sweater too. Are you having fun with him?My reply..."Yes! What's not to love! His sweater is actually a cut down sock! It's the only thing small enough and he gets out of it too! He's changing every day...settling into a routine, learning to give the cat space and he knows his name and comes running when I call him! I've started his training, giving him a dog cookie crumb when his bottom hits the floor and I say "sit". He hasn't made the connection yet, but it won't be long; he's very smart. He plays rough with Kira and she runs to me for help! Today we were off and Kira taught him some manners. He's still a bruiser but he's starting to settle down after his initial wild romp.7pm is his bedtime and that's when Kira and Leeloo get my full attention before I fall off to sleep!"