New Addition

This has the same blog title as Helios' entry on his blog. But ours is a different story (and a unhappy one in Jack and my opinion!)

While Helios now has a domestic worker at his beck and call, our HC has become a slave to another dog - and we had to share her attention with this pint-sized chihuahua called "Willy".

We knew Willy way back - he belongs to another relation of HC's. I think he is about 10 years old now. He was living a very isolated life..(read here. )... that is until now.

Due to some unforseen frecent family issues, his owner and the entire family are living somewhere else. And the owner will return home every 1-2 days to refill his food and water. They will then stay in the home for a couple of hours doing their own human stuff before leaving Willy in his kitchen again. (Note : I think the lights were never on for him at night).

HC has offered to take care of Willy until the owner is able to sort things out (which she doubt will be anytime soon), and is prepared to let Willy lived out his old age happily with us - unless she is able to find a good home for him. (HEY PEOPLE - PLEASE HELP TO LOOk FOR A GOOD HOME FOR HIM - "REWARDS" SHALL BE GIVEN)

Well, Willy is definitely happy now - but not us.

Jack has been growling at him whenever he comes near. Funnily, Jack was always comfortable in Willy's company but not this time. Perhaps Jack realised that this old fellow will stay with us for a loooong time.

As for me, he kept his distance from me yesterday (HC : I think Willy was hungry and was busy going to the kitchen to look for food as well as to mark the territory i.e. newspapers laid in the toilet).

But this morning, after a good night's sleep and a hearty meal - he started to hump me whenever he has the opportunity. After half an hour - I couldn't take it anymore and started to show my anger. Who knows that pint sized budger fought back. Luckily, HC was there and shouted, "Hey!!". Immediately, we stopped our fight to show our respect to HC.

HC also spent a couple of hours grooming Willy yesterday.

She dug out lots of dirt from Willy's ears. No wonder he smell so bad.

More horrifying was when she saw how long and curly his nails has become.
















Worse was that two of the dew claws curled into a semi-circle and it almost grew into the skin.















I am sure alot of humans know how to cut canine's nails - which is this way.....

















However, it is impossible to cut the usual way as it will definitely cut into Willy's skin. So HC improvise and cut it this way..
















Then she slowly twisted the other end of nail so that it came off. Luckily, HC was quite careful and it didn't hurt Willy at all (read : no bleeding)

She is going to send him to groomers soon to get his fur cut, but didn't want the groomers to cut the nails as most of them do not have the patience and will probably cut into his quick and bleed badly.

She is sorry to see him at such state, and is glad that Willy is here with us now. Even though it means she has more work to do.

For those who wanna help HC - please let her know if there is any good, suitable home for old Willy.
(Jack and I will each donate our toys as a reward - so please... get him out !!!!)

6 comments:

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh dear.. Poor Willy. I hope he finds a good furever home. But meanwhile you and Jack will be nice host to him right. ;)

~ Girl girl

Joe Stains said...

poor poor Willy, I know it may not be fun having him there but it was very nice of your human!

Joey said...

Girl Girl - can you ask your human if she wants a dog? He is very tame and easy to take care!

Huskee Boy said...

Uh oh... looks like Joey you have got another grumpy old man for company! Umm.. *ahem*.. for obvious reasons, I will not even suggest anything abt Willy to my mom. I can't bear the thought of sharing my 'territory'.. Hehehe.. Shhhh... don't let her know!

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lyn said...

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