Welcome to Mickey's blog, a blog about a dog who has been there for me and made me smile even when I thought I couldn't any more. A dog who was sent to me by a loving God who knew I needed him as much as he needed me.

Mickey's story is much like other adopted dog's stories. Left at a kill shelter at only six months because his owners didn't want him any more. He waited and waited, but because of his age and because of his energy level he was never taken home and so awaited his death. But Mickey was one of the lucky ones, the rare few who are rescued by those non-kill shelters to be given more time to find their forever home. After waiting patiently for over a year, we finally found each other at a Petco in Austin.

Five years later, Mickey is my companion, best friend and and athlete. With elite and master titles in multiple Agility venues, he competes all over the state, traveling from hotel to hotel. Not only that, he's a Canine Good Citizen and loved by everyone who meets him.

Unfortunately, the unthinkable has happened. And though its fairly common in working, athletic dogs, I was devastated and distraught. Mickey was diagnosed with an ACL tear/rupture on April 3rd 2009 and after a long weekend of research and studying the procedure, he was admitted into Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital for a much needed TPLO surgery by Dr. Kerpsack.

*I'm not a vet and and in no way am I liable for any information on this blog. Please contact your local vet for information on medications or treatments.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day Twenty Seven


Mickey has a toy, a very vicious toy, that he enjoys attacking and harassing. His reward? Food! What could be more fun for a dog than viciously attacking, chewing, biting, throwing and pouncing on a squirrel, except for a squirrel that spits out little pieces of munchies to devour at random! And for me, a squirrel that doesn't smell awful when you find it dead in your backyard. I'm lucky that Mickey isn't fast enough to catch a squirrel, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy watching him play with one. Here are some photos for your enjoyment.


  1. Ohhh! Mick! He's looking so well, Adele! I was really happy to see him moving about on Saturday when I saw him! LOL Glad I was able to put my manicure to good use on his itchy spot on his tail! ;)

  2. whoa. nice photos and it looks like he really enjoyed the play... i wish i can have one like him ;-)


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