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July 13th 1998
No longer being abused in a puppy mill.
Puppy mill breeders.
Never knew what a toy was.
Anywhere, now that she does not live in a cage.
Hello, my name is Cookie. At least it is now, but you will understand that after you read my story. In July of 1998, my mommy decided that she needed another friend in her life, so she bought a local trader paper and began looking for a dog. After looking through all the overpriced breeders ads, she spotted one that caught her eye. The ad said “AKC registered shih tzu – free to good home”. She wondered why anyone would want to give away such a dog and decided to call the number. When she spoke with the lady on the phone, it sounded like she was really concerned that I should go to a good home. So mommy drove to where I was staying – over an hour’s drive from where mommy worked! When she arrived, there was a couple there buying a Chihuahua puppy. After they left, she explained that she was the person who had called earlier about the shih tzu and asked to see me. The lady there was very insistent that mommy should wait there and she would go back and get me. She did not want mommy to see the kennel where I used to live. When she went back to the kennel to get me, mommy heard lots of dogs barking. She brought me out to see the lady who is now my mommy. I was not the most attractive dog to say the least. Since I had lived in a small cage my whole life, my front legs are bowed and I was not used to walking around. It took a lot of effort for me to walk. When mommy bent down to look at me, she noticed that I had a big bald spot on the back of my neck with a big scar there. She asked the lady about it and the lady told mommy that some of the other dogs had attacked me a year or so before and that the hair would probably never grow back. Mommy didn’t care; she loved me right from the start. Mommy asked the lady why she was getting rid of me and the
lady who I used to live with told her that since I was 7 years old, she could no longer breed me and that I was of no use to her. Mommy was mad! The lady even told mommy that since I was free, she would not give her my AKC papers. Mommy said she did not care if I had papers or not. When mommy signed the papers saying that she was taking me, the lady told her that my name was "Miss Fluffy". Mommy put me in her truck and we went to my new home. The lady I used to live with never even said goodbye. Since I had never been around people, I was really scared. Mommy tried to call me by my
name, Miss Fluffy, but I did not know my name. No one had ever called me. I had lived in a box my whole life and did not know how to do anything except produce and take care of puppies. Mommy was very kind and patient with me and decided that since I did not know my name, she would give me a better one. She thought and thought and finally decided that I looked like an Oreo cookie, and I have been Cookie ever since! Mommy took me to the vet the next day to make sure I was okay. The vet told mommy that the scar on the back of my neck did not look like a dog bite to him. It looked more like someone had beaten me. He also said that the reason there was no hair there was that the injury was recent and it had not had a chance to grow back yet. After checking me out, the vet discovered that I had some teeth that were infected because I had not been fed the right kind of dog food. I also had a bad gum infection. Mommy had all those teeth taken out and had me spayed so that I could never be made to breed again. Mommy decided to check out this lady a little bit more and looked in the trader paper again looking for more ads with this lady’s phone number. She discovered that this lady breeds about seven different kinds of dogs and that she had two other adult dogs she was giving away because they were too old to breed anymore. Mommy and my new daddy tried to get the lady shut down. They are both members of the HSUS, ASPCA and PETA. They called them and called the police and everyone they could think of trying to get her shut down. But everyone they talked to told them the same thing, they could not do anything without proof and since the lady would not let mommy go back to the kennel where I used to live she had no proof. At least mommy rescued me! After a few months, the hair on my neck started to grow back. The lady who had me before kept me cut very short so that I was less trouble. Mommy decided that I would be beautiful with a long coat and decided to let my hair grow out. I was not housebroken when mommy got me and the first time she tried to let me outside to go potty, I did not know what to do. I had never walked outside, much less gone up and down steps. I did not know how. Mommy was very patient with me though and in time I learned. I can now jump up and down the back steps with no problem! Although I will never be able to run and jump as well as my brother Crackers, I have made a lot of improvement! I can jump up and down the back steps with no problem. I can run around in my backyard. I love to go for rides with Mommy and Daddy. My favorite thing though is to relax on the couch in the living room or to go to bed. Mommy lets me and my brother sleep in the bed with her and daddy. She says, “Lets go to bed” and I go running down the hall to the bedroom. My legs are not strong enough to jump up on the bed, but I try. Mommy laughs and picks me up and puts me in bed with her. I now have two people who love me and the kind of life I wish every dog could have. Mommy calls me her little princess and that’s what I am!
Cookie developed a heart murmur in 2003 and we discovered she had an enlarged heart. I guess she had too much love to give for her little heart to hold. It finally gave out on her and she went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2003.
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