Please meet Tiny Tim aka Timmy.
Timmy is a 15 year old Maltese that was picked up on the streets of Louisville KY, as a stray two years ago, at the age of 13. As you can see in the first picture, he did not look happy, he was very under weight and was extremely matted and flea infested. He was kept at the animal shelter on the cat side because he was so small he could get out of the cages on the dog side. He weighed in at a whopping 4 pounds.
After several weeks at the shelter he was pulled by Kentucky Animal Relief Fund (KARF) http://www.kyanimalrelief.org/, a rescue group in Louisville. He was placed with the most wonderful Foster Mama in the world, my friend Jeanie. Four years prior I adopted another little rescue from Jeanie. When she told me about this little fellow we both knew that he was meant to be my furever baby. Jeanie named him Timmy and what a perfect name for a perfect gentleman.
Two years ago I drove from North Carolina to Jeanie's home in the snow right before Christmas to adopt Timmy. I took my other little rescue with me so that Jeanie could see how far that little dog had come since I adopted her. Freckles is another miracle story for another day. Timmy fell instantly in love with Freckles and they were inseparable until Freckles passed away several weeks ago. Timmy's greatest accomplishment was teaching my little mill dog survivor how to play. The third picture is Mr and Mrs Timmy and Freckles.
The Timmy today photo shows what a little love can do for an old fellow. His favorite place is my lap. He guards it fiercely even though he has no teeth. He had severe mouth infection from lack of dental care when he was picked up. The vet commented on how he did not understand why the little guy was not crying in constant pain it was so severe.
Today Timmy's hair has come back in abundance, he is a rolly polly little guy at 6 pounds and does the happy dance every day when I come home. Freckles, the mill dog taught him to do that. He is a little old man that never complains about his arthritic hips and knees. Timmy has an amazing spirit that someone threw away in Kentucky.
He owns my heart and soul. Thank you to KARF for pulling him from the shelter and thank you to Jeanie, the most wonderful foster ever. Thank you to Whirly Dog for getting the message out and doing all you do.
Whirly Dog Supplies - Makers of quality, stylish, and unique dog clothes and pet apparel would like to send out a BIG Thank You to Tracy J, for this letter and for bringing this beautiful little dog into her home, loving him, and giving him a wonderful life after being neglected.