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American Eskimo Dog/Toy Poodle
Picture of Kikoe, a male American Eskimo Dog/Toy Poodle

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Home:Piscataway, NJ  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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Kikz, Koki, Koki Monster, Kikzter

Quick Bio:

Running after squeeky toys and cuddling

Being bothered by Oreo when he's sleeping.

Favorite Toy:
A purple easter Bunny with a button you could press and it plays music.

Favorite Food:
Toilet paper!

Favorite Walk:
He's just beginning to walk on a leash, so around the neighborhood is ok with him.

Arrival Story:
My sister and I always felt bad leaving Oreo home alone when we had to go out or go to school and thought how nice it would be if Oreo had a friend. Well money is tight and we bugged our parents about getting another dog, but it was too soon since Oreo just turned 2. One day I was just looking online, and decided to go on the webpage of the shop we got Oreo from. Turns out there was a Cocker Spaniel that was only $100 because he was nearly full grown. Even though my parents said no dogs anytime soon, I went anyway just to look. The Cocker Spaniel was HUGE, and I didn't think he would mesh well with Oreo since Oreo's on the small sensitive side. I looked around and in the back were all these white puppies, Bichons, Maltese, Poodles etc. I looked up and saw the mix "Eskimo/Poodle." I thought that was an interesting mix, and the puppy was real cute, but I kept walking because I wanted something totally different than Oreo. To make a long story short, I called my mother up to come down and look around with us, at first she was mad that we put her on the spot, but she looked with us and asked what we wanted. For some reason we kept going to the back where the Poodles and Bichons were and we checked on prices. Then I looked at the Eskimo/Poodle mix and thought how cute he was. I thought he would grow up to be huge till I asked the lady that worked there, about how big he would get. She said about 15 lbs. How perfect is that? That's about the same as Oreo. De Ja Vu, we put a down payment on him and picked him up the next morning ;o) At first I wanted to name him Plato, after the Greek philosopher, and we actually called him that for the first hour or so. But I thought about the name Kikoe, an ex boyfriend when I was around 15 lol. Kikoe was such a cute name so we stuck with that from then on. ;o) I wish the beginning was a happy one, the first day was fine and we were just getting used to him. Oreo was petrified of being around him. If Kikoe touched a hair on Oreo's body, Oreo would freak out and run away. Poor Oreo. On the second day Kikoe barely ate, and my sister came calling me saying something's wrong. I saw Kikoe come out of his cage, wobbling like he was dizzy and shaking. I didn't know what to think and thought it was a one time thing. The next day it happened again, this time he we were playing with one of his toys and all of a sudden he came to me and put his arm up and looked as if it started cramping up, he pulled it towards his body and then his leg went up and he fell down. His whole body was tense he just sort of cringed and cramped up. After that the wobbling started and I got extremely worried. The next time it happened I showed my mother who is a nurse, and she said it was definitely a seizure and that wherever he came from, they probably didn't take good care of him. She said that if he's really in bad shape, we have to return him. The thought of returning him because of his seizures really upset me and I wanted to fix the problem, not get rid of the problem. We brought him to the vet that the shop suggested and basically got nothing out of it. He said it might be epilepsy and that he was not fit for sale, and then wrote a note to the shop so we could return him if we wanted to. I told my mom over the phone what the vet said, and my mom said we have to return him, and that maybe a family who knows about the case could take better care of him than we can. Of course I told her, if I was born with a disease, would you return me? (lol) When she got back from work she told me that it was on her mind all day, and she doesn't have the heart to return him, it'll be too sad and we'll try and make him better. I did my own research, and thanks to other people online who helped me out, I came to the conclusion that he was hypoglycemic. Either he was a runt of the litter, or he was seriously neglected wherever he came from. I bought a tube of nutri-cal the next day and some milk from petsmart, and never again after that day has he had a seizure. It's been a month since we had him and he's growing realllly fast, Oreo loves him now, and we're now one big happy family =o)

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