For our patient story today, we are pleased to feature another Muttville pup! Read on to learn more about Timminy. Her guardian’s report wonderfully highlights that fabulous human-pet connection.
VCA SFVS had the pleasure of meeting Timminy (Tim) through Muttville, and helped to get her ready to meet her future adoptive mom. Tim had a fatty tumor on her abdomen that was so large (see below), she could barely walk and couldn’t even lie down comfortably.
So our friends from Muttville brought her in to see one our surgeons, Dr. Phil Watt, who fixed her right up. Dr. Watt delicately removed the large lipoma, so that Tim would be ready to be adopted out as soon as she recovered from her surgery. We’re now happy to share this report from Tim’s guardian, Katy.
Before I adopted Tim, I had been looking for a dog to adopt for some time. I met a few other dogs before I met her. They were sweet dogs, but I didn’t feel a connection with them.
When I met Tim, I fell in love with her almost instantly, and I’d like to think that she felt the same way. Tim, her foster mom and I took a short walk to a nearby park where we could all play and get to know each other. I could tell right away what a sweet dog she was and also well-trained – she walked on the leash like a pro and would sit and come on command.
Of course, I was impressed by her training, but it was her personality that truly sold me on her. I like the idea that Muttville allows new pet parents to have a trial period, although it became clear within only hours that Tim and I weren’t going to be separated for some time. I took Tim home with me the day I met her and we’ve never looked back.
Tim has been a dream dog! We have flown to Texas and Los Angeles together, and she is a fantastic traveling companion. She is so well-behaved on planes that on occasion the flight attendant didn’t even realize she was with me!
I really can’t believe that Tim has only been in my life for 6 months. She has had such a wonderful effect on my life! It is so great to come home to her happy little face! She even does a little dance when I get home – she can’t contain her excitement and wants to jump around, but she also can’t wait for her belly rub!
I can’t imagine my life without Tim in it – even when I just have to leave town for a couple days, I can’t wait to get home to her. I even request photo texts from my friends and dog walker who look in on her! I’m so thankful that Muttville took her in, and took care of her surgery! Lucky for me they could see what a great dog she is!
For more information on Muttville and dogs now available for adoption, visit http://www.muttville.org/mutts/available