Tasha (1996-2008)


Pekingese
Picture of Tasha (1996-2008), a female Pekingese

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Home:Salt Lake City, UT  
Age: 17 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Nicknames:
Toshie

Quick Bio:
-blind -dog rescue

Birthday:
November 5th 1996

Pet-Peeves:
Getting her eye medications

Favorite Walk:
Wandering slowly and aimlessly around the backyard

Arrival Story:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was Tasha's third foster home in a week. I brought her home on 11/5/06. We know of a woman, who adopted another Pekingese from us, who is interested in a second dog. So I'm taking Tasha to her home tomorrow (11/12/06) and hopefully that will be her last transition. Tasha seems to be mostly blind and probably deaf. I'm giving her four eye medications and three oral medications to help save her eyes. (Actually, two of the oral medications are pain pills for her recent spay surgery and dental extraction.) She is a sweet little dog and she tolerates all of this quite well. 12/8/06: Well, the woman was unable to meet on 11/12 and we didn't hear from her until the middle of the next week. She assured us she still wanted to take Tasha, but asked if we could wait until the day after Thanksgiving. We agreed and so Tasha missed an adoption event that weekend. And whaddya know, the woman wasn't able to take her the day after Thanksgiving either. So we've posted her on Petfinder and we'll see what happens. I don't know what it is about Tasha, because I'm not a big fan of the Pekingese, Pug, Shih Tzu type look, but I think she is one of the cutest dogs I've fostered. She is just so wiggly and piggly and adorable. And she's not even a very snuggly dog but I just love her!

Bio:
12/18/06: Tasha was adopted yesterday by a woman who has a sable-colored Pekingese named Sumika. The woman absolutely loves Pekes so when she walked into Petsmart and saw me holding Tasha, she immediately asked if she was available to adopt. After she had completed the paperwork, we took a picture of her and Tasha (see bottom photo). She was holding Tasha like a baby and Tasha was just staring up at her. It was so cute! **4/28/08: I received this email today from Tasha's mom: "Some very sad news this morning- I had to put Tasha down this morning. She has been having great increasing difficulty in being able to walk on her hind legs, to the point that she gets outside and falls down, and has to sit for a while before she gets the strength back to stand up again. Yesterday she stopped eating, she has about 10 seizures in the last couple of weeks. Last night, I thought she was going to die- she had gone outside and I checked on her, she had fallen down and gone to sleep. She then lost control of her bowels, and unfortunately was unable to get up and go to the bathroom. I called my Dr. Charlie this morning. He checked her out, and he said it looked like her whole back end had just given out. He gave her a sedative that relaxed her and then put her to sleep- I was with her the whole time holding her paws and telling her how much I loved her. I told her she can now run without hurting and she can see too- and she is now with my Tia. I am having her creamated privately as I did for Tia. I had to come to work, so I did not just sit home and cry all day- she has been the sweetest little dog, and I am so lucky that she got to spend what time she did with us. "

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 11th 2006 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
420617


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