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Ok, so here he goes s sin all his naked
glory. I think the groomer did an amazing job with what she had to work with.










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Oh wow, he looks so handsome!! The groomer did an amazing job! He has adorable tiny ears like my Jasper. I bet he feels 100 times better :)


I can tell he does feel better! All day today he shied away from me trying to pick him up. All he did all day was sleep on the couch with no movement. He’s letting me pick him up now, and has been on my lap since just after we got home.

Asta’s mom... I am so glad he is here with me too! I don’t regret, or have any reservations, that I brought home a senior dog. I know it’s going to hurt so bad when he goes... I’ll feel that I didn’t have enough time with him. I went through that when I adopted my 7 year old toy poodle. I had close to 9 years with him and I got so depressed and heart heavy.. I felt cheated by not having him his whole life.


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Is it possible he’s mixed with poodle? I am so drawn to poodles and crosses with poodles... except golden doodle, etc. the other half is either yorkie or silky terrier.


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Peabeec, thank you for checking to see him... that is so sweet! His nose is so long because he has a biggggg overbite lol. But he looks so orecious!


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Oh boy, he looks so good now that he’s had a grooming. Look at those wonderful expressive ears on him. Beautiful.
 

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I can tell he does feel better! All day today he shied away from me trying to pick him up. All he did all day was sleep on the couch with no movement. He’s letting me pick him up now, and has been on my lap since just after we got home.

Asta’s mom... I am so glad he is here with me too! I don’t regret, or have any reservations, that I brought home a senior dog. I know it’s going to hurt so bad when he goes... I’ll feel that I didn’t have enough time with him. I went through that when I adopted my 7 year old toy poodle. I had close to 9 years with him and I got so depressed and heart heavy.. I felt cheated by not having him his whole life.


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I wasn't sure about adopting a dog older than 2 for the same reason. I didn't know until after I adopted Miracle and read her paperwork that she was days away from turning 6, and that hit me hard (was hoping she was a young 5!). But it's weird because even though I don't have any puppy pictures of her and I have only had her for a year and a half, the bond is so strong it feels like I have had her for a lifetime. When I think back on the lives of my other dogs, it was their mid adult life to the end that I remember the most. Still I know the end will be hard, but I think it's the bond that makes it all worthwhile and special no matter what age they join you.
 

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Oh My Goodness! He is just adorable! He looks like he has a lot of hi jinx left in him! LOL!!
 

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He is so darn cute ! He reminds me of a koala ! Same color and the face expression is similar too...


I just went back and looked at the pictures, and I think it’s the 2nd one, and I could really picture him as a koala lol.


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You know, for what he must have been through his coat is really healthy. Even with all those mats, where it wasn’t matted, was really soft and shiny. Now that it is short, it is so unbelievably soft, almost like silk, it’s amazing. I had asked the vet if she felt she needed to do blood tests, and she said she saw nothing that made her concerned he might not be healthy. He already came back HW negative. I hope his beautiful coat comes back in very wavy like it was, and we can keep it managed and longer. I can’t imagine it would take much to brush or comb him. His coat felt like a comb would easily slip right through it.

Now, with all his hair gone, I see now that he has bred before. I can’t help but wonder about his previous life... was he used for breeding by a BYB? If so, who got him, neutered him, loved
him and then lost him. He’s such a loving and trusting boy, could it be possible someone would just dump him somewhere, leaving him to fend for himself? There are so many questions and scenarios that just plague my mind. I would like to think it was innocent... like his owners visiting here and he got loose, lost and ended up at the animal shelter. So maybe I’ll stick with that, in my own mind and heart anyway.
 

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I think he is very cute with his new doc. The groomer did an amazing job on him. To me he doesn't look poodle but he could be mixed with some. I see some pekinese , you say he has a huge overbite and they are notorious with over/under bites. Maybe he is a peekaboo? I kinda like that name for a breed, lol. It really doesn't matter age wise, the last chi I took in was about 5 or 6 and I had him 12 years. I felt that was a good lifespan. Enjoy today and let tomorrows worry be tomorrows. Best of luck with him.
 

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He looks so much better, and very chipper for a 12 year old. From what you have seen of his personality it sounds as if he has been loved and cared for in the past. So many things can happen - an elderly owner dies or goes into care, a family loses their home... The important thing is that he is now secure, happy and healthy - have fun, little dog!
 

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Zeke juuuusr fits on that ottoman. Oscar takes up a corner lol. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a dog this small. I feel like I’m going to break him every time I pick him up.

He is feeling about 1000% better i think! He slept with me all night. I got up in the middle of the night, put him down, and he was a little frisky! And his tail was wagging like crazy! I wS so excited to see that, it took me a long time to go back to sleep.

He acts like he’s been here forever! He’s a little prince who demands he gets what he asks. But in a super sweet way, not challenging at all. I love watching all the new things that come out as time goes by, and i expect I’ll be oooh’d and aaah’d for quite a while with this guy.


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I think he is very cute with his new doc. The groomer did an amazing job on him. To me he doesn't look poodle but he could be mixed with some. I see some pekinese , you say he has a huge overbite and they are notorious with over/under bites. Maybe he is a peekaboo? I kinda like that name for a breed, lol. It really doesn't matter age wise, the last chi I took in was about 5 or 6 and I had him 12 years. I felt that was a good lifespan. Enjoy today and let tomorrows worry be tomorrows. Best of luck with him.


So I have to ask if you made peekaboo up? I certainly can’t find it


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That sweet little face! I know you changed it back to Oscar, but Prince would have been a cute name for him, too (as you called him above).

I was trying to find a good picture to post of Jasper, because other than the color of Oscar's fur, he looks a lot like him. Jasper has very silky fur that gets wavy as it grows out. He is a Maltese/poodle mix. One of the problems with a mixed breed is you never know what the dog will look like as an adult. I had a cocker spaniel/poodle mix as a child that looked just like a poodle as a pup and grew up to look way more cocker spaniel than expected. So it's hard to know with some rescues what breeds they might be just by looking at them.
 

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I can tell he does feel better! All day today he shied away from me trying to pick him up. All he did all day was sleep on the couch with no movement. He’s letting me pick him up now, and has been on my lap since just after we got home.

Asta’s mom... I am so glad he is here with me too! I don’t regret, or have any reservations, that I brought home a senior dog. I know it’s going to hurt so bad when he goes... I’ll feel that I didn’t have enough time with him. I went through that when I adopted my 7 year old toy poodle. I had close to 9 years with him and I got so depressed and heart heavy.. I felt cheated by not having him his whole life.


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Hoping for many happy years for the two of you together! His age is just an estimate, correct? I know our humane society pup was given an approximate age, mainly due to the condition of his teeth. We asked our vet about this and she said there is no easy way to know for sure. In our case Chase was an owner-surrender but the facility did not agree with the owner's information on age. (Our guy has particularly bad teeth...)
 
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