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Age: 9 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
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April 6th 2005
getting pet!! tall grass, the sun, going outside and for walks, cuddling, playing with Zeppelin, Layla and Ben, going to the Dog Park
baths, loud noises, collars & harnesses
a stuffed toy beaver that makes beaver-noises, Kong
hot dogs, cheese or best of all RAW
in the country where I can run
dancing (360 degrees twirl), high five, jumping up and down while standing on his hind legs, sit, down, stay, come, leave it, take it, crawl
My boyfriend and I had been looking around to get a puppy. Since we were still university students, we couldn't afford a purebred.
We found an add in the local newspaper for a pomeranian for sale. We went to visit the man selling the puppy and he showed us the little pup. He was so terrified of everything that he shook, his tail between his legs and his ears down! It was a sad sight!
The man told us he had bought the dog elsewhere because he thought he was mistreated or neglected (could be a puppymill): he wanted to find nice people to take good care of him. I'm not sure if that is true, or if he bought him from a puppy mill hoping to make a buck. The pup had obviously been kept in a kennel or cage for his entire life up until then. The man was very nice though, I guess we will never know the truth. So after talking with him for awhile and holding the pup, he accepted to sell him to us! We were really happy, even if we knew it would take a lot of love and patience!
At first, Jagger was very afraid of my bf and all men. He was very attached to me and would follow me everywhere! It only took a few days for him to perk up his ears and start playing with us. Although it took almost a year, he isn't afraid of my bf or most strangers anymore! He gets a little afraid when people he doesn't know try to pick him up, but he is slowly getting better. When he sees we trust someone, he will be less fearful.
We are very proud of him even if he isn't perfect!
We aren't sure what he is mixed with. We think Papillon/Pomeranian! Or maybe Pomeranian/Chihuahua. He looks like a fox and when he had his long fur, everyone thought he was a female! Now that's hard on the ego! Now that he's shaved, he looks much more masculine.
We named him after Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones (we are big music fans, especially Frank)!
YIP YAP I love Rock and Roll!
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Jagger has a pink toe on his right hind paw, but all his other toes are black. He also has a toe on his left hind leg that is half black and half pink.
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August 28th 2012 6:58 am
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About two weeks ago Mom brought me to the vet because she noticed that a few of my teeth were greenish-grey and loose. The vet said they were rotten and needed to be removed to avoid infection... Gasp! Mom left me at the vet all alone!!! The next thing you know, I wake up and I have a really sore mouth and am missing 7 teeth. That includes three right in the front (incisors); Dad calls me a redneck puppy!
I am feeling back to normal now, and it's great because I get to cuddle really close to Mom and Dad and they don't gag because my breath doesn't smell anymore. Woof!!
May 13th 2011 2:29 pm
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Hey there pup pals!
Just wanted to drop by and tell you that we're still around. Mom's been pretty busy with all sorts of stuff and hasn't had much chance to hang out on Dogster these last months. She misses it though! Hopefully she can fit in a few minutes here and there to keep in touch.
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June 26th 2010 6:55 am
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Well! We've been pretty busy around here for the past few months. Mom and Dad are getting the full monty with us four legged kids... First: Layla and Zeppelin got sprayed by a skunk, then I hurt my back, and now Zeppelin's got sores on his hind legs because Layla nibbles on him too much. Don't tell him, but Mom said he has to wear the cone of shame (shudder) because he licks his sores too much. Poor Zep.
On to me! Something happened Wednesday April 28th, and I was in a lot of pain. Mom and Dad couldn't figure out why and what had happened. I’ll let Mom explain:
We were camping at my fiancé’s family’s place in a small village and we were sleeping in the VW van. Layla and Zep weren’t with us; they stayed home with my sister. So, I got up one morning to let Jagger out to pee, and I found he was walking a little funny. He peed and came back, as if he was walking on his tippy toes. When he tried to jump back into the VW, he just fell backwards, it was very strange. So I bent over and picked him up, and he screamed the worse possible scream I’ve heard from him. I immediately teared up and put him on the bed in the VW. I tried to check him all over, but he was shaking and obviously in pain. So, it was still very early, and he seemed to calm down pretty fast. I brought him under the blankets and he curled us and fell asleep. For the rest of the day, he was very calm and would yelp any time we tried to touch him or pick him up. We couldn’t see a vet that day for personal reasons, but we got an appointment for the very next day.
We saw a new vet named Dr Chong. We went to this new place because our usual vet couldn’t see us that day and a good friend recommended this vet. Needless to say, I do not regret seeing her, she was fantastic. She checked him all over, but couldn’t tell if he was tense in certain areas of his back since he was so scared he was shaking all over. She flipped his feet to the inside and he would bring them back, except one. This is when she started to tell us about slipped disk. She got an xray of Jagger’s spine and showed it to us. She explained that he had two disks that had possibly ruptured and she pointed out some arthritis in his spine as well. She also told us that it was difficult to tell from the xray if the disks were ruptured/herniated/displaced. The treatment is the same, so we opted not to get any more tests done. Dr. Chong gave Jagger a prescription for Prednisone (anti inflammatory) and Methocarbamol (muscle relaxant and pain killer) with hopes to wean him off quickly enough, although some dogs require medication permanently. She instructed us on how to pick him up properly and rescheduled a recheck a week later.
Once we got home, the challenge was to teach Jagger not to jump up onto the couch and the bed, as he was used to doing. The first few days were easy since he was still very sore and stiff. Once the medication kicked in though, he felt better and would try to jump. We’ve been back to the vet a few times (they don’t charge for rechecks!!!! :O ) and we’ve tried to wean him off the Methocarbamol. However, it was obvious that he was very stiff without it, so we kept him on both medications. Finally, at the last visit Dr Chong told us she was very happy with his progress and that we should try to stop the medications all together and give him some Glucosamine. The Glucosamine will help with the arthritis, but probably won’t do much for his disks, but we will try.
Fast forward to June 26th: Jagger is back to his old self, which is great but also makes it even harder to limit his jumping. He is very tall for his size and used to be able to jump pretty high, and since he is feeling better he thinks he still can! Oh well, it’s a work in progress. Dr Chong told us to finish his prescriptions and start the Glucosamine right away. He is currently taking a Prednisone every four days and a Methocarbamol every four days (so one pill every two days). I’m finding that in the last two weeks he is showing very little discomfort between his “pill” days. Obviously, we would rather not keep him on medication, that is our ultimate goal. We’ll probably see Dr Chong again in a few weeks when we finish the pills. Cross your paws for us! Jagger is a tough little guy and we just want him to be healthy. :)
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