I'm 23 from tassie and live with my fiance and our two daughters, 18 months and 4 months. We have recently taken back ownership of Biscuit, a 5 year old maltese cross bichon. The story is that my fiance received the puppy as his 17th birthday present, and he lived with his ex. They then broke up, she kept the dog to spite him. She then decided to move to Canada and didn't want to take the dog with her, so gave it to my fiances mum, who has been apparently looking after it until we got a rental that allows a dog, which is next week!!
Now I'm really not a dog person at all, much prefer cats, but seeing how our eldest daughter just loves this dog to pieces, and how unhealthy it currently is, I thought I will just give in and let her have it and keep my fiance happy too as he loves it just as much.
So, here I am, about to have a house dog. It's going to take me forever to get used to it. I refuse to have it in our house in its current state, so yesterday we took it to the vet for a flea treatment and worming tablet, and today for vaccinations where we soon learned that it will need 6 teeth pulled out, has an ear infection and has red back legs, no fur on its tailbase or backs of legs where it constantly eats itself, probably caused by the many hundred fleas on it and the inlaws other dogs and numerous cats.
So, combined with moving house next week, we also have to save to fix the dog up! She is getting microchipped next week and we will buy a 6 pack of frontline plus (vets gave her advantage yesterday). Hopefully in the next month or two we can afford to get her treated. She was desexed at a year and a half thank god, so we don't have to add that to the list!!
Thanks for reading and please don't be offended that I'm not a dog person! I'll be spending the next few months on here trying to get used to having a dog inside, trying to lead train it and all sorts of stuff lol!