Favorite Walk: Around the backyard and the wooded area
Arrival Story: Pooh Bear was rescued on Oct. 7, 2008. A breeder let him go because he was older and had a breathing problem. He was very overweight and we had him tested. Turned out his thyroid was very slow. He is now on medication and he lost weight. Just by doing that, his breathing problem will improved by 90%.
Bio: Pooh is the sweetest, funniest and most active 11-year old. He is interested by everything, very sociable and bonds to humans very fast. He follows me around everywhere; he is my shadow. I just love him to death!
I have had difficulty breathing since awhile but medication was doing the trick and I was fine. All of a sudden, I started to cough real bad and mom took me to the vet to have me x-rayed.
My trachea in my chest is almost flat and the medication is not doing it anymore. Mom was told I need a splint inserted in my trachea and Texas A&M could do it but it will cost $4500!!!
Mom cannot afford that and she is asking for prayers for me, for a miracle to happen. I am a very healthy boy otherwise and I could live many more years if that was fixed. If I don't get the surgery, I will have to cross the Bridge and mom has a hard time facing this right now, as she already lost 6 of my siblings since December 2011. She cannot face that at this point.
She has been taking care of all the rescue dogs and the expenses since a good while and she said she cannot afford that surgery.
Mom is asking all our Dogster pals to pray for a miracle for me.
It's my birthday and mom and husis sang Yappy Birthday to me. I am 11 years young today and I don't feel it! BOL! It's very hot here (103F) so I didn't spend too much time playing outside.
My sister Sammie Poochon played with me and for my birthday, mom bought me my favorite toy: small squeaky tennis balls in various colors! I was thrilled! My brother Macee wanted to steal one from me but I was not gonna have any of it... In the end, I did lend him one though.