Best Tricks: basic obedience, reading her mom's emotions, alert dog (ie - she barks at everything!)
Arrival Story: Mom's Story: Ever since I was a little girl I thought the pictures of my Aunt's Pomeranians were adorable. I had never actually met a pom though, so when I saw a notice for puppies I thought I'd go check them out just for fun. I was still in college and renting an apartment so I had no intention of actually bringing one home. As soon as I walked in the door this cute little chocolate colored furball climbed right up into my lap and we played for almost an hour! I thought about her all night, so I called the next day just to see how she was doing. The breeder said she was very upset to see me go and actually cried at the door for ten minutes after I left! Right then I knew we were meant to be together. I immediately went back to pick her up, gave my landlord notice, and found a new place to live that allowed dogs. We've been attached at the hip ever since!
Bio: Maddy is the first dog that was truly mine, my "heart dog". She's so intuitive, and quite the little problem solver! She does get annoyed when I don't understand exactly what she wants, but she always finds a way to make sure I get the hint. : ) SEPTEMBER 16, 2007: Maddy passed her Therapy Dog exam! Our favorite activity is working with the PAWS to Read program at the library. Maddy just loves to sit on my lap and listen to the children's stories.
It is with deepest regrets that I write to inform you of my sweet Maddy's passing. She's been battling congestive heart failure since September 2010 and her poor little heart just couldn't keep up with her will to live. Her battle was one that should be admired forever. Never before have I met such a strong little dog. She was my soulmate that I was lucky enough to have in my life for 11 wonderful years. She will never be forgotten.
I'm happy to report Maddy came home yesterday afternoon. Sorry for not posting earlier, I was a crazed doggie mom watching her like a hawk and not wanting to miss any signs of her needing to go back to the vet. On Sunday her kidney blood levels were through the roof, on Monday they cut in half, on Tuesday they were back to normal. All signs point to the NSAID Previcox leading her into an acute renal failure episode instead of her actually entering chronic kidney failure (thank dog) but only time will tell with that one. She has a vet appointment on Tuesday for a blood recheck so until then I'll just enjoy having my baby home with me. :)
We received some promising news today, her bloodwork improved in just 26 hours, so it looks like we caught the disease right as the kidneys were starting to give out. She'll be in the hospital until at least Wednesday, likely longer, until she's ready to start taking some meds orally (her tongue needs to heal and she needs to be eating regularly).
>140..... 64.9 - BUN
4.9...... 1.2 - Creatine
8.7...... 4.9 - Phosphorous
10.2..... 8.6 - Calcium (likely due to watering down the food)
6.2...... 5.3 - Total protein
BUN is high but no where near where it was. Creatine is normal level, Phosphorous is getting close. Calcium and protein are low but that's likely due to needing to water down the food until her tongue heals.
We appreciate all the warm wishes we've received so far. I know we haven't been on dogster much since Precious passed just over two years ago, but we still think of you often. (((hugs)))