Nicknames: Zoe Zoe, Rat Rat, Baby, Zoey Girl, Zoey Princess
Birthday: October 25th 2005
Likes: Zoey is a lap dog, she loves being with us, and loves to sleep/cuddle in my lap!
Pet-Peeves: Visiting Grandpa AKA the V-E-T!
Favorite Toy: She likes cat toys & puffy balls
Favorite Food: Her absolute favorite is popcorn & tortilla chips (not the healthiest) she also LOVES raw chicken gizzards & hearts
Favorite Walk: Down to the park
Best Tricks: Shivering on Command
Arrival Story: I fell in love with Zoey from the day she was born. I belonged to a group about Chihuahua Doggie Moms to Be and saw Zoeys pictures. It took me a while to convince my husband we needed her but we drove across the country to Illinois to pick her up, and we are both fully smitten with this little girl!
Bio: Although Zoey has her health issues, I love her to pieces. Zoey didn't come from a very good breeder. Zoey has been riddled with health issues in her life. She started out with Sarcoptic Mange as a puppy and the problems just spiraled from there, she has the following chronic problems:
Color Dilution Alopecia
Allergies Food & Seasonal
Arthritis in her tail & knees (at age 1& 1/2)
Crystalluria (tendancy to build up crystals in urine)
COPD (Chronic Bronchitis)
Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair in 7/10
I think that's all of them lol. As of July 2010 we are moving away from all the drugs she takes each day and taking a more 'natural' approach to things, she is now eating a BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) diet which consists of meat, bones & organs (every dogs dream) and she is doing AWESOME on it!
It was my 5th birthday on Monday, mom got me a new snuggle bag and I just love it! It's a Tiger Dreamz Trundle Bed in Pink Leopard print, just for me! I love it! It comes in all sorts of colors. See: Tiger Dreamz Trundle Beds Contact mom by private message if you want to know where she gets them :-) It's the coolest thing!
So mommy decided to be charitable and help out a dog named Sully (I think) who needed an eye operation. She purchased something called a Snuggler, and the proceeds went to help Sully. It's basically a big fleecy bag to keep me warm! It's adorable. She said a nice lady named Judy Howard http://wawamama24.tripod.com/id8.html made it, and it's really nice and cozy for me. Mommy didn't have to tell me twice to climb in it. It's blue with duckies on it and a yellow lining. She's so nice to me! I've had some good days. Monday my daddy was really sad because he got laid off at work, but I snuggled and gave him loves and made him all better. I've actually been doing pretty good with regards to my hydrocephalus and throat infection. You can see more pictures in my blog
So yesterday mommy's 'new' dog attacked me over a toy, and threw me into a seizure, and I quit breathing. Mommy had to breath for me and everything! She luckily brought me back, and now I am still sickly from it. Mommy has decided that for my sake, Peanut is not going to be staying here.