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I rescued Bumbles on New Years Eve 2011. I saw his e - picture being circulated FB, the poor old man was to be put down the next day - not even being offered up for adoption because he was "old and had horrible teeth".

Long story short, went to the pound, got very odd looks from the employees because I was interested in this matted, dirty, tick ridden, decaying teeth, old dog. I finally was able to meet him, he came right to me and just laid in my arms. My heart melted at the condition this little man was in, and I was not going to leave without him.

3 hrs later, I finally left with Bumbles in my arms. He sat in the doggy car seat like a perfect gentleman on the 45 minute ride home.

First thing I tackled was trying to give him some sort of haircut so I could get to the ticks and bugs on him. He patiently sat in the backyard with me as i cut of 3, 4 and 5 inch long pieces of nasty, matted fur. The more fur I cut off, I realized he had a beautiful white/tan coat (opposed to the dingy grey I cut off of him).

Another hour of removing ticks and bugs, getting a tick bath and the cutest chihuahua emerged!

Vet visit Monday found horrible teeth - all needed removal, tick fever, but no heartworm! He had his dental surgery that day and is now my toothless wonder :)

It was on my way to pick him up that I found his name.. Bumbles from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (watch the show to find bumbles)

He is now a happy, energetic pup and LOVES going to doggy day camp.

julie kutchera
Peoria, AZ

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