Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dogs on Thursday

For this week's Dogs on Thursday, we have a special guest. Meet Cup O' Joe, pictured here with my lovely niece Jenny.
Jen works at a shelter, and a couple of weeks ago someone brought in this adorable little 2 year old, 4 lb. chocolate poodle...with a broken leg. Jenny brought him home for some extra TLC and specialized care, and will be looking for the right home for him after he is all healed up. Isn't he just the sweetest little thing? He just wants to cuddle up on your lap and be loved. Or so I am told. I haven't seen little Joe in person. Can't do it. I know that if I see this little boy, he will be mine. (I've already given him a name - it is "Edward" after Edward Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility.)

Notice how his leg is wrapped up? The Vet tried to splint the leg, but after a week or so, an x-ray revealed this:
Yeah, the splint wasn't working. So it was off to a specialist, and a very expensive surgery, which the vet generously discounted, but is still around $2,000. You can read more about it at the Joa's Arc website or in this article by the Philadelphia Animal Advocate Examiner. (Joa's Arc specializes in fostering and adopting special needs pets in southern New Jersey.)

Here is little Joe the morning of his surgery. That purple bear is his best buddy. The two of them are inseparable! The nice people at the Vet's office allowed Joe to have his buddy with him during his stay there.

Here is Joe and his buddy back at home after the surgery.

See the collars that Joe and the bear are wearing? They were put on at the animal hospital - just like people get in people hospitals. The collars read "Cup of Joe" on the Joe, and "Cup of Joe's friend" on the bear. How sweet is that!

Special thanks to my niece for all of the photos. I stole them from her website and facebook page without even asking! I'm a bad Aunt! Without them, though, this would have been a photo-less post, because I just can't bring myself to see sweet Joe (or "Edward", in my own mind) in person!

I'm weak.

And a sucker.

And I can't afford another dog.

And I want this little boy so bad I can't stand it.

4 comments:

Channon said...

A lap dog. I'm all for lapdogs. There's just nothing like little Gretchen Greer wadding up in my lap...

That being said, I hear you. I know my girls don't want to share with any other creatures. Sissy just elbows in and gets her affection, and Gretchen is so pouty in the mornings...

Sue said...

He's so sweet. I miss having a little lap dog around. They're really special, like when you had you teddy bear to cuddle.

Thanks for the nice words about our Georgie post. It's very hard to plan ahead for when you dog dies, but if we can make a difference, we have to do it. Samba is doing well so I can put the cooler out of my mind for now.

Nichole said...

Oh my, how ADORABLE is that little guy.... :) People always say you aren't supposed to plan human babies by being able to afford/fit in your life, so ... well... if it feels right, go for it! We did with Sophie... =}

I just LOVE the name collars... too cute!

Nichole said...

Oh my, how ADORABLE is that little guy.... :) People always say you aren't supposed to plan human babies by being able to afford/fit in your life, so ... well... if it feels right, go for it! We did with Sophie... =}

I just LOVE the name collars... too cute!