Lucky made his way across the Rainbow Bridge on November 1, 2014. May he rest in peace.
King Lucky Charm comes to Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport (CCRT) dog rescue group as an owner surrender. He is believed to be 9 years old when he was a surrender in the summer of 2012, but due to his lack of teeth (he has just 1 tooth in total!) it was very difficult for the vet to give a more accurate age.
King Lucky Charm Chihuahua is a Permanent Foster
Lucky is a good, spirited little man. He does not like to cuddle much and prefers to lie alone in his bed. He is alert and had a real hankering to bark – a lot! — with any new sound he heard. His foster family had to work quite diligently to tame his barking, if only to get a good night’s sleep.
Despite his toothlessness, he is a very good eater and he gets along well with the other dogs in the foster home.
This independent soul does not like to be outside for long periods of time and he tires quickly. That’s because he has a congenital heart condition that limits his physical stamina. Lucky has a grade 3 heart murmur.*
[singlepic id=612 w= h= float=right] He does love to go for walks in a stroller, he enjoys it immensely! He feels quite comfortable inside amongst all the dog beds. He is a sweet little king, who at times looks very tired and sad, but when he first wakes up he is perky. He does not take medication, and he is wateched closely by his foster family because it is a degenerative condition. Lucky is not house trained, nor is he likely to be able to assimilate that training at this stage, so he wears belly bands inside the house.
Lucky loves his stuffed toys. To him they are as precious as gold. There is a basket of toys outside on the patio and for what ever reason “King” Lucky decided that those toys were not to be outside and he took every toy inside! It took him 8 trips, but in the end he was satisfied that all the toys were inside safe. He’s perfectly content to keep himself busy. It’s just that he doesn’t ask for much, but will take anything you’ll give him.
* Heart murmurs are audible vibrations emanating from the heart or major blood vessels and generally are the result of turbulent blood flow or vibrations of cardiac structures. They are graded by intensity from 1 to 6. –The Merck Veterinary Manual. Congenital and Inherited Anomalies of the Cardiovascular System: Introduction.