Favorite Walk: Sellwood Waterfront Park (Oaks); along river bank & nature trails
Best Tricks: being so cute and rolling over for a tummy rub
Arrival Story: My fiancee and I went to his brothers home for Thanksgiving & their Chihuahua had four little female puppies. I fell in love with them so I took Maggie and her sister Bernie (Bernadette) home with me. They are so incredibly sweet!
The Scare: I found out two weeks after they were home that their momma and two sisters, left there, all died of something they could never figure out; a mysterious illness. I took them to the vet right away and had them checked for parvo & distemper; they were ok, thank goodness. Maggie has had two litters one at 2 years old (5 pups, female stillborn) second when she was 4 (4 pups); she is an awesome mama!! She is now fixed and though it was wonderful having the pups around (all went to great, loving homes) there are just too many great unwanted pups/dogs needing good homes. So do your research and adopt from a shelter!! Maggie is the sweetest, most balanced little girl I've ever known; she is awesome!
I got my abdomen drained a couple months ago and went to the new Cardiologist Vet. He was astounded that I'm doing so well! He increased my meds. and put me on a new one, Viagra! This med. helps with the blood circulation to my major organs and it's working very well. I have more energy, better appetite, I'm happier and my abdomen is not filling with fluid (made me unconfortable). I can, once again, jump in and out of the back door and bark at the neighbor's dogs that hit our fence when they are out. I'm hoping to make it to my 12th birthday in October!! Wags and lickers to my furiends!! Love ya'll!
I'm slowing down. I had another episode in early Dec. and I'm hanging on. I can't walk long distances any more and I can't jump at all. My meds. have been increased to see if that might stimulate my appetite and decrease the fluid in my abdomen. My vet says I've lasted longer than any of his patients with this disease, so he now calls me "Super Maggie".