July 2nd 2012 11:08 am
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Beasley (aka Bea, Beezy, Beez, and the Bee’s Knees) is a DELIGHT! True to her breed, this little 10ish year old, 15 lb. Pekingese is confident and determined. She wins the hearts of everyone with her permanent wink (she has one eye), snaggle-toothed under bite, and confident waddle.
She doesn’t mind a slow stroll around the neighborhood and through the park, just as long as there are plenty of stops to sniff around. She refuses to go up or down stairs, preferring to be carried, not unexpected from a dog whose breed was carried in the sleeves of robes, worn by members of the Chinese Imperial Household, centuries ago.
She gets along perfectly fine with other dogs and usually sits quietly when cats approach her to get a sniff. She doesn’t lunge or attempt to chase them. I think its safe to say that Beasley is great with other dogs AND cats.
I’ve taken her to work with me; and she sat in my lap quietly during an hour-long meeting. Pekingese ARE the ultimate lap dogs! She took the train and rode the bus like a trooper! She has some car anxiety and tends to shake a bit in the car and on public transportation. I make sure she gets let out to pee every few hours and pay attention when she heads to the back door, so there aren’t any “accidents.”
She is pretty much deaf, and I have only heard her bark once.
Since coming to Muttville, she’s had blood work, a senior wellness exam, dental surgery, and the growths on her back and right-back leg removed. She just had the staples in her back and sutures on her back right leg removed, and her hair is growing back. She is recovering nicely. The best news is that her biopsies came back and the growths are benign. Her blood work also looks really good. Beasley's thyroid test came back slightly abnormal. This would explain some of her skin problems and rat-tail. The Vet says that the abnormality is so minute, it could be caused by recent stress, the infection in her mouth prior to having the teeth pulled, poor diet, etc. Were using a wellness supplement for a month rather than starting her on thyroid medication.
She is active, eating well, and enjoying being doted on. She is such a sweet dog and deserves the perfect forever home!