Shih Tzu/Toy Poodle
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Home:Pickering, Ontario, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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Mio, Little Miss, Itty Bitty, Pooh, Little Brat, Baby, Miss Muffet, Missy Lou Who

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
November 7th 2007

Bullysticks, her toys, her brothers and her blankets

Not being allowed at Zack to bark at him, being told she cant have what the big boys are having

Favorite Toy:
Her kong, her rope toy, Garfield, my father's slippers

Favorite Food:
Costco Chicken treats, rollover, liver bits, mashed potatos, Iam's cookies and anything else she stealth eats on me.

Favorite Walk:
The boardwalk at Frenchman's Bay

Best Tricks:
Pawing her brother in the face when he doesn't move fast enough for her. Telling off her brothers when they're out longer than she likes them to be, herding the boys into the house.

Arrival Story:
We lost our first little shih-poo girl a couple of years ago and I didn't want to even think of getting another from that breed, I felt it would be dishonoring Zoey. As time went on, I started to miss having a little girl paddling around the house and playing with our two male dogs. So last Sunday, I became the proud owner of Missy.

We were going to go with her name being Button as her human grandpa thought she was "cute as a Button" but watching her go about things, we've decided to rename her Missy. As her mom, I can say it's short for Mischief as she's in it constantly *grins*

Forums Motto:
I'm Sassy but Classy!

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 17th 2008 More than 9 years!

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Missy's Mama Again

October 28th 2009 11:28 am
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I'm not going to name the clinic because I don't want to. My girl is home and safe, she's away from the doctor/specialist who I seriously have doubts as to his people skills based on phone conversations with me over Missy's time at the clinic.

However, the thing that bothers me the most is that he believes that most owners are ignorant slobs who wouldn't know their way around a medical report. I dont claim to be a doctor or anything of the sort. However, I *have* spent a lot of my waking hours since Missy began us all on this journey reading up on liver issues/diet/medication.

So frankly I don't know if I'm going to be doing anything about him or the fact they charged me for a liver shunt surgery and didn't do that, but instead just looked around inside her, did some tests without telling me (and then argues with me about how he told me he did) and charged me the lower price of the quote he had given me based on a liver shunt.

But for Missy, I'm choosing to just let it go for now. I need to make sure she has a positive vibe around her as we start down a new road of trying to find her something she'd like to eat in her new range of food choices *G*


Missy's Mama Checkin In

October 22nd 2009 1:23 pm
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Well apparently the good news is, my girl doesn't have a shunt. The BAD news is that her liver was smaller than what it should be and it's because of a tentative diagnosis of MVD, which is Microvascular Dysplasia.

It means basically that her little liver didn't develop properly in the womb.

She should be fine with meds and a low protein diet if this is the case. We won't know for sure this is what she has until the biopsy results return.

So for now, I just want my girl home and soon she will be. We can pick her back up tonight and I'll then relay the story of how unimpressed I am with this clinic who was supposed to be the best.


Going to the Hospital Tomorrow!

October 20th 2009 11:27 am
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Well we've come down to the final wire, Mama and Grandpa are taking me to the hospital tomorrow. I have to go in for what Mama says is going to have the boys relaxing for three days and Mama's going to be crying for three days operation.

I have to be there before 8 am and I cant eat for at least 8 hours before that, so Mama has to clean up all my treats and keep me out of trouble so I dont eat anything. But I can drink water till then and she's packing me a little bag of things so that I don't think they've left me behind.

(Mom note: her blanket, a couple of toys, some treats to prompt her to eat for them)

Mama's scared but I don't know any better, i've been this way since I was a baby. So nowhere to go but up right?

More importantly fellow puppies, hopefully she'll stop hugging me so tight and sticking medication down my throat!!!

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