||Two years old|
||Auburn, Alabama, USA|
is my Pomeranian named TaunTaun, he was rescued puppy mill dog. He came
to us from a home where he was beaten, his nails were so overgrown he could
barely walk, and sadly he had heartworms, as well as kennel cough and
pneumonia. We took him to the vet, and the outlook was very bleak. We got him
through the kennel cough and pneumonia. We took a five-pound (2.3kg) weakling and put an
amazing 5.5 pounds (2.5kg) on him. He was playing and happy, and even able to walk/ru
again, which was great!
Now it was time for us to deal with the heartworms. We decided to go with the
rapid heartworm kill. This entails eight weeks of laying around and unable to
play. The vet tried to tell us to kennel him for this, but under the
circumstances, since I'm in a wheelchair & bed bound, plus the fact he was
from a puppy mill, we were able to just keep him laying quietly beside me for
those eight weeks.
I'm happy (elated) to announce - TaunTaun is heartworm free! HE'S 100%
HEALTHY & in training to become my second therapy/assistant dog along with
his brother Wookiee. Both dogs are extraordinary animals. They've rescued me
instead of me rescuing them. They've truly saved MY life.
I suffer from Multiple Sclerosis and seizures as well. Wookiee is seizure
sensitive and warns me before one happens so I can get to safety, and
TaunTaun is starting to learn this as well. He guards me now after I've had a
seizure and keeps people away until I've had a chance to fully awaken. He
usually lays upon my chest (if Wookiee allows), and if not, TaunTaun will lay
beside me and lick my face until I wake up.
I could not think of my life without either one of these outstanding dogs.