Age: 23 Years Sex: Male Weight: 1-10 lbs
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Leave a bone for JoJo 1992-2006
Dogster stats for JoJo 1992-2006
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Mojo JoJo, Button, Pieman, Mon Petite Gatteau, JoJostein (when he's defending a pig ear!)
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Anything edible...FOOD, FOOD, FOOD! Rub my tummy, rub my tummy, gimme something to eat! Adore me!
Don't mess with my feet, old woman!
stuffed pig, pig ears. Alas, I don't get pig ears anymore...I was too nasty about them so they disappeared....waaaaaaaaaa!
Anything edible! Carrots...gimme carrots...hey, was that a coconut cream pie?
the new dog park!
Being cute! Mom's such a sucker...all I gotta do is lay down and look really baby-like and she's a goner!
JoJo is 12 and is a diabetic and requires 2 insulin shots a day. I saw him in Critter Magazine as a rescue baby for Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue. And that earnest little grin just broke my heart. I didn't believe anyone would take a 12 year old with diabetes. So I knew he had to come to our house. He had been a much loved pet in a household of 3 Maltese. But doom struck his family...financial doom...they lost everything...business, home, everything...and had to move to a small apartment that didn't allow dogs. The pet owners didn't know what to do and had actually scheduled these little guys for euthanasia! But luckily the dad was watching Animal Planet and the show was about rescue groups. So he got on the Internet and found SCMR. JoJo's siblings were quickly adopted. But nobody wanted the responsibility of JoJo's illness. Except his wonderful foster Mom Caitlin who he will never forget! He's very spunky and puppylike. And giving him his little shot twice a day is no big deal. So now he is part of our family of misfits and castoffs and seems happy enough. Sister Butterfly McQueen thinks he's her baby! And brother Bones is keeping watch because JoJo is so small. JoJo just arrived last night (June 4, 2004) to our house so he is settling in. I just can't believe he's so cute and that he's here! He's like a windup toy! What a sweetie!
JoJo is now firmly in charge of me after 3 months! I can't believe how much I love this little guy! Sometimes, I sit him in the sink while I take a bath so I can keep an eye on him...he gets into stuff! But he's so sweet...is good as gold sleeping straight through the night. I'll wake up sometimes and see him all silvery in the moonlight and he seems unreal...such a sweet little body! I can't leave any food within his reach or he's on it like white on rice! We had to go to the emergency vet to check his blood glucose after the last debacle...got into a container of brown sugar I left sitting on the arm of the sofa to answer the door. (I had been eating oatmeal.)
Hey...this is JoJo...read my diary! I got a lot to say! That woman can make me crazy but she's got a good heart and loves me. Man, I've got it made!
I'm the baby...gotta love me!
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April 4th 2007 1:42 pm
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Hey...lookit! Go to this link: http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_104843.asp
and you can see my article about being included in the Firehouse Dog movie credits! Maybe someone who was going to buy a puppy will adopt a needy dog after reading this...d'ya think? Hooray for rescue dogs!!!
August 12th 2006 9:30 am
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Hey...I'm not even on Earth anymore and I still won a contest!!! How 'bout that?! Mama entered me in the Firehouse Dogs Sweepstakes and we won! I'm gonna be in the credits of the movie! Mama said it'll be like I never even left to be able to see me there! She's so very sad without me and I don't know what to do to help her. I miss my mama too but I don't have to have any insulin shots anymore and I get to chase butterfies all day...it's great! Maybe this movie will make her feel better. She doesn't know it but the new rescue doggie that is coming to her...well, I sent her! She's a diabetic and I knew mama would help her. So...I used my Heavenly powers, since I'm an angel-dog now, to send her to mama so she would get taken care of reeeeeeal good! Mama cooked special food for me and she'll do so for this girl too. Diabetes doesn't have to be a death sentence for a pet. If people love their pets, they will give them their insulin shots...it's no big deal! 'Course I always made a big deal out of it because I would get a lot of kisses and get held afterwards if I did! Thinkin' all the time! Ooooo...bunch of butterfies just swept by...gotta run!
May 3rd 2006 9:55 am
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Saturday, April the 29th, my sweet boy departed for the Rainbow Bridge. After struggling for 2 years with diabetes, he inexplicably developed lung cancer (non-smoking home) and his tiny lungs labored fiercely for breath. Every day with JoJo was a gift. No matter how rotten the day had been at work, when quitting time came, I rushed home to my "fluffy piece of cake"...as my godson called him! I loved him dearly and miss him more than I can possibly say. To never hold his precious "baby" body in my arms again is a knife in the heart. But I know he is happy and well and waiting for me. Now he is truly my angel.
On his last day, I took JoJo to the Krystal and bought him 2 hamburgers and an order of fries and he lit into them like all get out! I let him eat anything he wanted...even a bite of cheesecake. The diabetes didn't matter anymore. And no matter how sick my little one was, nothing affected his appetite! JoJo loved his chow! I hope he has all the great things to eat that he could possibly desire. When I adopted my baby, he was 12 years old and needed 2 insulin shots a day. I found out later that nobody but me had applied for him. All those who saw his precious grin and passed him by will never know what they missed. He was a blessing from the moment I laid eyes on him and I would not have missed these last 2 years for all the gold in Fort Knox! Rest well, my baby.
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