Poptart

"Well the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blowin'
But you're stuck out in the same old storm again
You hold tight to your umbrella, darlin' I'm just tryin' to tell ya
That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head." ~Kacey Musgraves, "Rainbow"

When you turn a certain age as a human, you kinda get set in your ways. No one can tell you to change. No one can tell you what to do. No one can tell you who to be. Unless you get married or have kids and then you are like dang, I need to check myself. So just like people, dogs growing up in their own environment, exhibit behaviors from their own experiences. Or if I actually knew more about science, we could have a nature vs. nurture debate. When we were asked to take in a dog who lived with a family, but because of the dreaded landlord issue YES AGAIN, we are left to figure out what their whole personality is through time and assessment.

Poptart is our new fresh face who has been kinda passed around by family. What hides behind that great smile is stress and sadness. She really doesn't know who is who and who is going to stay by her side. So we realized she is a tad needy. But then she started to have some small piddle accidents pretty frequently or trying to squat with nothing really coming out. Now we think she might have bladder stones or a UTI. So as she was passed from family to family member, did no one really notice her struggling? Is she crying/anxious because of an underlying medical condition? Is this why no one wanted her?

We are addressing this issue and having her stay at the vet to figure out how to make her feel 110% again. And we will find out after if she really does have some mild separation anxiety or she was just really in pain. Poptart is around 6-7 years old and a 9.5 lb Pekingese/Chihuahua mix we think. She currently lives with a bunch of other Chihus to help calm her nerves, so she is dog friendly, most likely cat friendly, and definitely kid friendly.

Poptart is very sweet and I'd really like her to know that her rainbow is just an adoption application away. I want her new owner to be her last and only stop in this overpopulated world of discarded dogs. Once recovered, we are looking for an adopter that could be home more often than the average blue collar Joe, so she can get the attention she lost out on in the past.