Photo Comments Age: 11 Years Sex: Male
Leave a bone for Cliffie!!!
Cliffie-Doo, Cliffie-Doodle, Cliffers, Bugaboo, Cliffie-Doo-Bugaboo, Stinky-Doo, Stinky-Doo-Bugaboo, Cliffer-Dee-Doo-Dog! Ratfink!
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November 18th 2003
Me, and being in bed.
Grouches, being crated against his wiil, being chewed on by Vy Monster, the crate door being closed when he`s trying to hide from her, not getting taken to bed by Dad, being kicked out of bed by Mom.
His Ball. Or an empty T.P. roll when we hide it from him and the rest of the herd..
Anything! Mom diets me alot, she thinks I`m supposed to have ribs somewhere.
Just being Cliffie!
Cliffie is a half brother to Vy and Hobbs. The other 3 puppies in his litter were perfect, but he was what we breeders call, "a nightmare puppy." Born with: a Hare Lip, Cleft Pallate , and Wry Jaw. Everyrthing else was normal, and healthy thank God. He refused to die at birth, so I did the only thing that I could, syringe feed him and pray for the poor little mouse. He nearly died several times, but never gave up, and neither did I. He was so frail when he was a little Bean that I couldn`t bring myself to dock his tail either. I syringe fed him till he was 3 1/2 months old and ate solid slightly moistened dry kitten food. It was small enough for him to swallow whole, and too big to get stuck in his hole. At 4 1/2 months old he had his first oral surgery. And a total of 5 more over a 7 month period, because he wouldn`t leave his stitches in. These surgeries included removing both of his left canine teeth, so his tongue hangs out now and then. During each recovery period I had to syringe feed him till his mouth was healed. Now he still has a small hole in his Pallate, and he`s a little crooked, but he`s fat, sassy, and very happy. I just need to keep the hair along his lip trimmed up short to keep it out of his hole, but he`s very good when I do. This spring he even maxed out at 14 +pounds,(his good weight is 12 tops.) If he doesn`t chew anything really stupid, he doesn`t have any problems with his hole either. He does have very mild seizures once in a while, from the medications he was on as a baby, but not often. He`s a very lucky little dog and I`m a very lucky little person to have him!! No one knows what the future will hold for my little man, but he`ll be my Little Fat Ratfink forever, and I love him!
If anyone has such a dog, I would like to hear from you. If anyone needs help with such a puppy as Cliffie I will do my best to help all I can.
DO IT! LIVE IT!! EAT IT!!!
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