|Hootie my little yorkie poo (also known as my little "fluffy puffy")
is 8 years old--almost 9. My little Hootie came into my life at about
4 weeks old. I was 22 years old.....I remember my dad saying
"no dogs!" until he saw that little face. I was lucky enough to work
for an ambulance company at the time. My boss let me bring him to
work. Hootie went everywhere with me! As a puppy he didn't begin
barking until he was about 4 months old, therefore I was able to take hime
many places (sneaking him in of course!).
My little fluffy is my protector, and has been that way since he was
a pup. All I have to do is say "Ow" and he'll bite whomever is troubling
me (I didn't teach him that either!!!). Hootie lets me do anything to him--cut
his hair, dress him up, anything--he's my little buddy. Where ever
I go, you can always find my little Hootie. Unfortunately my little
Hootie suffers from fear of loud things (thunderstorms, fireworks, etc...).&nbs;
But we muddle through, and he gets lots of hugs and cuddles when he's scared.
When he goes outside to play and rest, if you can't find him, you can always
find him hiding in "Grandma's" flowers!!!--Right smack in the middle of
all the flowers, well hidden!
Hootie was diagnosed in March of 2007 with diabetes. It was quite
the scare---he was in DKA and hospitalized for 5 days. It was a long
road getting him regulated. He gets 8 units of Vetsulin twice a day
after meals. His diabetes is a family affair. Not only does it effect
him, but the rest of the family as well. All our lives now are dictated
by his diabetes/meal/insulin schedule--And I wouldn't have it any other
way! I will say, once we reached regulation, he became a puppy again!
Running and playing like he hadn't in ages. It made me smile just
to watch him. Unfortunately, he forgot he was almost 9 years old and managed
to tear both ACL's! In August he had ACL repair on both knees and
came through with flying colors! He's still in the process of recovering
but doing very well--just a little slower but picking up speed everyday!
He's my best friend, and my companion, I couldn't imagine one day without
him in my life!
Thanks for letting me share my little Hootie Fluffy's story!!! Nikki