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Mia goes to the vet
March 25, 2011, 5:10 pm
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mia dog

I haven’t really written about my Mia before. She’s my 1+ year old mix puppy. Most people think she’s a mini Golden Retriever and want to know exactly how did we do that?! But she’s not. She is actually a mix of 5 different breeds! Here we go… so she’s mostly Corgi (body shape, coat, energy level) along with a pinch of Chihuahua (coat color, snout), Lhasa Apso (?), Pomeranian (coat, tail curl and haunches), and Jack Russel (her brain, energy level). All small dogs, she weighs 22.5 lbs. She’s smart as all get out and a great runner per her Corgi roots.

Today we went to the vet for shots and some kind of rash she has developed on her belly. She usually doesn’t do well in the car and today was no exception, but she managed not to get car sick until we got there. Poor baby. She was so well behaved while we waited, I was so proud to be her owner! There were many dogs in and out—we were there 2 hours because we were walk-ins—but she managed to sit or lay down the entire time, staying very close to me. She’s not a barker so no worries there. Thankfully, she did not inherit that habit from any of the small breeds in her genetic make up!

mia's day at the vet

Now that I think about it, I wish I would have taken her picture in the vet’s office, but at the time I was trying to comfort her while the doctor checked the slides he made to evaluate her condition. She’s such a little trooper! I can’t imagine not being able to communicate to someone when I’m scared or hurting, but I could see it in her eyes. And I could tell she was so glad to be home when she proceeded to pass out… tuckered out from all the day’s excitement! Don’t worry Mia, it’s all better now.




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