Nicknames: Crow-snack, tiny forest creature, atomic fur bomb, Bishop Lord Patches the Surprised of Velvety Comfycouch
Birthday: April 10th 2001
Likes: snuggling, snoozing and barking at strangers
Pet-Peeves: when my humans leave the house
Favorite Toy: stuffed beanie chihuahua
Favorite Food: peeled baby carrots
Best Tricks: The ability to completely ignore my mommy when she tells me to do something, even though I know exactly what she means.
Arrival Story: We were walking our other dog (Ponch) when we found Patches running loose, and he came over to sniff our dog. He had a collar and tags but the number was disconnected. Nobody claimed him and he was part of our family ever since.
Saw something neat in the yard today, on my fence post there was a really big rat.
It was pale and furry, with a long pink tail.
I barked at it but it didn't dqueak or anything.
Well, next thing I know Daddy came at it with a broom and knocked it off the fence post.
He called it a "possum", I guess that's a new kind of mouse.
Mommy took me to the vet today to get my teeth cleaned (again).
When I woke up my snout really hurt and they shaved some fur off my paw.
I miss my fur.
Mommy said they had to remove 4 teeth. This makes 12 teeth in total.
I miss my teeth.
Mommy will have to soften my food in water for a few days. I kind of like that, it's like it releases flavor crystals!
Mommy gave me some great medicine tonight, and my mouth doesn't hurt any more. I'm really sleepy though, but I'm getting lots of pets and sympathy.
This is turning out to be the worst week of my life!
My daddy has a backpack that he lays on the kitchen floor, and I like to rub my nose on it and nest on it.
Well, my mommy was sitting next to me and suddenly heard me screaming. She thought my sister Peaches was fighting with me, but she was nowhere around.
Mommy saw me on the backpack and thought maybe I had hurt a tooth or something because I was rubbing the side of my head on the backpack.
When she got closer she realized that I had caught my eyelid in the zipper! I yiped and pulled, and this made mommy yipe too.
She got some scissors and cut away the part of the backpack where the zipper was, and I was left with the little pull piece of the zipper hanging from my eyelid. Mommy carried me upstairs and got my carrier and put it in the car to take me to the vet. Just as she was putting me in the carrier the zipper part fell off. Then I felt better and stopped screaming.
Mommy padded my eye with cold water and wiped off the blood and I guess I look okay now. I can still see fine and it doesn't hurt anymore. Mommy will take me to the vet tomorrow morning, just in case.