Thursday, November 25, 2010

My "Adoption" Story...

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8 weeks old... (I came with 2 bows... I got rid of one of them!)

9 weeks old... (I got rid of the other one!)


I did this post one year ago so many of you know my story.
I am re-posting it with one or two additions.

December 23th, 2005 was the day my mom brought me to live with her and my grandparents.
She had been wanting a girl dog for a long time.
She wanted a Jack Russell or a Fox Terrier. She never found one here.
My auntie came from Saltillo to spend Christmas with my mom and my grandparents. They were talking about "that dog". My mom was sad and she said that if she could not find a JR or a FT she would like a Dachshund! And my grandpa told her he had seen an ad in the newspaper offering a Dachshund! She called to that place. They told her I was a girl and there she went with my auntie to see me. As soon as she saw me she fell in love with me!
She paid and we went home. In our way to home, my auntie asked to my mom what was going to be my name. My mom said "Lorenza" and my auntie looked at my mom thinking she was "lorenza".
We came home and one hour later, I started puking and puking. Then liquid poop. My mom was in panic. She call that Vet (the man who had me was a Vet!) and he said it was the change of environment (?) and to give me some time.
My mom could not sleep that night. She bought a doggie bed for me… but since the first day, I decided that my bed was going to be her bed and as I was so sick she let me sleep there… (and I have slept there all these years).
Ok. More puking more pooping. Next day she took me to the Vet and I got an injection. And then another one. No changes.
Next day, Christmas day, I was there at the Vet again. My mom cried and cried a lot. She knew I was very sick. She thought I was going to die because I did not want to eat or drink water and I was very weak. My auntie asked to that Vet if I had Parvo.
He said NO.
More shots.
To make it short... I was full of worms and he did not know!!! Can you believe that? A Vet who does not know you have worms that are making you very sick??

My mom is very stubborn and thanks to that I am alive now!
I had another health episodes treated by that Vet until my mom got tired of him.

Thankfully my mom found a wonderful Vet who has been taking very good care of me!
At 9 months old I was spayed and one month later I had another surgery because I had a mammary tumor.
Our bedroom is on a second level and our stair is little and scary.
My mom has to carry me on her arms to go up there.
She was afraid to hurt me doing that soooo, she slept on the floor with me for almost 2 months.

There is another story about my mom. And we won a pawesome present due to it. You can read it here.

Some time later I was gaining weight. Several tests and my Vet found I had a bad thyroid. Since then I take a pill everyday and I am doing very well.

I have to say I came here to change my mom's life. She used to be very lonely. She spent all her free time at home in her bedroom watching tv. But... here comes Lorenza who loves to be with her grandparents and with her mom at the same time!
Sooo... when my mom needs to do something at our home, she takes me with her and a few minutes later I want to go with my grandparents soooo she takes me back with them, then I want to go back with her… and that goes again and again.

I almost never be alone at home. They take turns to go out so there is always someone with me.

Forget about them.
Pets are not allowed at any place here so it is better to stay at home all together.
People who know my family think they are crazy because they put me always first.
My mom says "Yes, we are happily crazy.... and we don't care about your opinion"
Soooo, I was my mom's own Christmas present and she says I am the best gift she has ever had!

Thanks for reading my story!

The bed I never used to sleep on… it was more like a box toy. And those were my toys. Plastic bottles and my mom’s slippers!

Here you can see I have always been very helpful!

As you know, here in Mexico we don't celebrate Thanksgiving Day... but we give thanks everyday for our family, our friends, our life.

Best wishes to all of you today and always.



NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Your story always makes us smile!

I've had the same impakht on my mom too -

If she hadn't gotten me fur her 46th birthday....

Well...we shudder to think about THAT!

Please give your mom a khyss from me!


Ellen Whyte said...

And that is why I hate breeders and people who sell "pedigree" pups. Poor, poor Lorenza. What a bum start in life. Aren't you lucky you ended up with your mum?

Pepsi Bum said...

What a cute story, Lorenza.

The stoopid vet should be stripped of his certificate!

At least you're now in good shape, & looking all bootiful!


Mack said...

That was the sweetest story ever! And I'm so glad it was just a bad case of the wormies!


Oreo said...

That was a nice story Lorenza. You were very smart to make your moms bed your bed!! Sorry that you were so sick, but thankfully your mom took such good care of you. I bet you both make each other so happy!!


Peggy y Mhathy said...

Hi Lorenza. I love your story, we really have much for which to thank, including having the moms that we have. They take care of us and give us their love and protection at all times. Here in Panama people do not celebrate Thanksgiving, but little by little some people are incorporating it into their festivities.
Happy Thanksgiving. PeggyFeliz dia de gracias. Peggy

The WriggleButts said...

We're loving the pix of baby you and we're so glad you and your mom found each other!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful adoption story! You had a ruff start but luckily for you, you found a great home with loving and caring people. Our mom and dad also never take vacations because it's too much hassle to farm us out to relatives - easier to stay home and have fun with us. Like you, we also never use our pet beds - we prefer their bed and luckily it's a king size so we can all fit nice and cozy. Hope you have a great day too Lorenza.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Pawesome story, Lorenza. We didn't know a lot of those details about your early life. We are so happy that you have such a wonderful and loving home.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Dexter said...

Sweet Lorenza! How scary for you when you were a wee thing with sickness. You sure went to the right place to get all the love and attention you deserve. What a wonderful story.


Jemma Chihuahua said...

What a sweet story, Lorenza! We didn't know you have some thyroid issues and have to take a pill every day. You're very lucky your mom found you!

Thor and Jack said...

What a sweet story, Lorenza!
Love to see your baby photo!
Glad you and mom have each other!

Thor x

The Daily Pip said...

Wow, Lorenza, you and your mom have been through a lot together. I am glad she found a new vet and you are healthy and happy now!

Your pal, Pip

Charlotte said...

That was the sweetest story, ever! Obviously the woman your Mama bought your from & that stoopid vet didn't know beans about puppies, eh?
Thank dawg your new vet takes such pawsome care of you, cause you are so special & we are thankful to have you for a bloggie pal!!

(((Hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Molly the Airedale said...

We love your story and we love you, Lorenza!

Maggie and Mitch

The Black and Tans. said...

Oh my goodness Lorenza we didn't realize you had such a traumatic start to life but what a happy ending.

MOlly, Taffy and Monty

Bobby said...


♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Oh Lorenza!! What a lovely story. My Mommy said my coming into her life was the best thing that ever happened to her and saved her life when angel Samantha died. Loved the story about your Mommy's hair.

Happy & Thaankful thst you are4 my friend.

{{{huggies}}}...Mona & Mommy too!!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Thank you Lorenza for yous story 'bout yous and Have a Happy ThanksGiving~

IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

Jans Funny Farm said...

We read your story again and we're so glad your mom persevered until you got well.

Too Cute Pugs said...

Oh, Lorenza what a beautiful story! We're so happy you and your mom found each other.

And poor you and the wormies. We know all about that because Daisy had wormies too. She was sick for 3 weeks. We thought she was going to die. But we're so glad you and Daisy got rid of those nasty things and are doing well!

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Amber DaWeenie said...

Dis is da first time I read your story, Lorenza. And it is a bee-u-t-ful full of luv. We weenie dogs have so much to be thankful fur. Dat is dat our Mom's always put us first.

PeeS......I lives wit six Jack Russells and my brudder, Max, (DaOdderWeenie)and 3 others. Dem Jack Russells can never beats a weenie pup.

BRUTUS said...

Great to read your story, even if it did have a kinda scary! Glad you have like your pressie so much, we smile ever time we open your blog and see the picture Lili drew for you!!

Brutus & Carmen

Niamh said...

Happy Thanksgiving Lorenza. We are so glad that you came to live with your mom. You two are a perfect pair.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

K9 Katastrophie said...

Oh my dog! Your story is so similar to mine! Mommy was going to petsmart to get a Jack russle terrier but she got me instead and then I had liqiud poo for the longest time and our ding dong vet took 3 visits before he said I had worms. But I still kept on pooing icky stuff and so mommy took me to a different vet and this nice vet said I had multiple worms and then i got better with a stronger treatment! Isn't that odd how we are so much alike? Happy Thankfullness!


Aldana said...

Hola lorenza,(por primera vez voy a escribir en español)
Me parece hermosa tu historia y me encanta que tu familia te quiera tanto, mi mami es igual con nosotros,en este momento tiene 17 gatos y yo (Pam)todos tenemos una obra social en la veterinaria que nos atiende, y cuando nos pasa algo a alguno de nosotros se desespera y sufre mucho. Ella al igual que tu familia, no va a ningún lado si yo no puedo ir y tampoco sale la familia de vacaciones porque no deja solos a mis hermanos gatunos. Tendrían que haber muchas más personas como tu mami y la mía, el mundo sería mejor.
Muchos besos de Pamela y familia.

Stella said...

Lorenza, that is such a good story!

You were lucky to find the perfect Mom and to know how much she loves you (and her loved by you!)

I love your Mom's hair story, and I also remember when she carried a pool home for you on a very hot day!


My Mind's Eye said...

Lorenza you are a very well loved and cherished puppy!!! God bless your mommy for loving you and seeing you through that very rough first few weeks. You are such a sweetie and we are very thankful to know you and Mom.

We saw your beautiful Christmas tree. Give the two leggers a high five for a job well done,
Hugs madi

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Lorenza
Our mom feels the same way about us. We come first.
Love Ruby & Penny

Martha said...

Lorenza we love your story - we love that you came with bows and got rid of them!
We love that your mom loves you so much and was so stubborn!
We love that you never sleep in your bed....!
You are a beautiful girl.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Anonymous said...

You mom knows whats important...having a wonderful daughter!

Unknown said...

Hi Lorenza,
we really enjoyed reading your homecoming story and are so glad we know u.
We know what u mean when u say you come first always. Mummy is like that too and always arrange all our vacations and stuff in such a way that we get to go along. Thankfully there are places here in India that allow dogs, so we always have an option.
And we know all about NOT sleeping on our own beds!!!

Have a lovely day,
wags, Buddy n Ginger

pee ess: That vet should be sued. there are many like him out here too.

Anonymous said...

Love those baby pictures!!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Turkey Day...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a story Lorenza!!
Happee Thanksgiving
Benny & Lily

Ari said...

Te amamos Lorenzaaaaa♥

the many Bs said...

hi Lorenza, we didn't know that story about you before. and we sure didn't know about your mom cutting off all of her hair for you! wow! she loves you very much and we already knew that. our human said to tell your mom that she loves short hair. our human has short hair too, but it's all GREY.

that's very very bad that you came from a vet and that stupid vet didn't even know that you were sick from worms. we're so happy that you found a new GOOD vet.

we totally understand about your mom putting you first. our human does the same thing for us -no vacations unless we go too. we are fed before she is fed and our food bill and vet bill is way more than the human spends on herself. but we are all so happy together that nothing else matters.

you and your mom and grandparents are very happy together too! that's the way it should be!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Lorenza, what a beautiful adoption story! So beautiful and we are very sorry that VET didn't diagnose you when you were so sick. We are happy that you found a good one!! You have a wonderful family! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Mayzie said...

I LUVED your story, Lorenza! That's the first time I've heard it and I thought it was just amazing! I really thinks that we finds the family that needs us the most. And that was most certainly the case with you and your momma.

We are Most Thankful for your furendship, Lorenza and Mommy!

Wiggles & Wags,

TwoSpecialWires said...

Lorenza. We think you found the PERFECT family to call yours. And they found the PERFECT Lorenza to call theirs. We love happy endings.

Much love
Jake and Fergi

Life With Dogs said...

What a beautiful post for the holiday Lorenza. It was meant to be. ♥

The Thuglets said...

Lorenza..thank you for sharing your story. You were so lucky to find your special mom.

You were so cute as a puppy and have grown into a gourgous young lady with fabulous dress sense!

We hope you had a Happy Thursday.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Teddy Bear said...

We love hearing your story again. And we love seeing your puppy pictures. Your Mom is pawesome for sleeping on the floor with you for two months. Moms are the best!

Teddy Bear

Noah the Airedale said...

Awww what a sweetie baby you were!
Goodness me, what a terrible start for you. Thank goodness you have a loving family.

Happy thanksgiving Lorenza!!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

3 doxies said...

Awwwwwe Lorenza, I has nevers read your story befores so dis was a treat. I am sorry you were so sick as a baby. I am so glad your mom got you and got you all betters.
You were precious as a baby and beautifuls NOW! You is doxie perfection!


1000 Goldens said...

OMD, you were the cutest puppy ever! Thank God your Mom is the person who adopted you and gave you the love and care to get you healthy again. We love you Lorenza!

Marg said...

That is a wonderful story. We sure are glad it was your Mom that got you because she took such good care of you. You poor little puppy, you were really sick. We are so glad you are all right now. You sure have a great home. Hope you have a fun day today.

Ozzie, Rocky and Lola said...

We enjoyed reading your adoption story again Lorenza. Your puppy pictures are so cute. You and your Mommy are truly lucky to have each other:)
Ozzie, Rocky & Lola

Kari in Alaska said...

you are one very loved pup


Yuki n Joyce said...

Love your story Lorenza:) Give thanks everyday, that's what I love! Hope everyone can learn from you:)

The Oceanside Animals said...

You sure were a little cutie, Lorenza, and you still are today!

C said...

L., you were such a cuuuuute puppy!

Agatha and Archie said...

Listen there is only one thing to say... We do not think there could be a cuter puppy in the world than you!!!! Pl2 just wanted to kiss you!!!(well she always wants to do that but then especially) Love and kisses A+A

A MilShelb Mom said...

We are glad you were ok!!
~Milly and Shelby

Scooter said...

Hola Lorenza!
Thanks for sharing your sweet story and your cutie self pictures. You were absolutely adorable as a baby doxie...and now too! Glad you got over your sickies and made your mom so happy.
Grr and Woof,

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

This is the first time I've read your story, Lorenza. How very scary, your being so sick when you were just a little, teeny, adorable puppy. And you were adorable. Still are, of course, but in a more grown up way, now. It's wonderful how your family puts you first in everything. I think that's a perfect attitude to have.

lotsa licks, Lola

ThePainterPack said...

Lorenza, woo is just the bestest little helper! Well, besides me of course! I is sorry woo was sick like dat...but so glad that woo had a mommy that loves woo!! And she dresses woo good too!!

Mya Boo Boo

Sagira said... as a puppy is SO darn cute!

Yep..those nasty worms can make us pups pretty sick.

you have the best home now though! :)

Teddy Westlife said...

That's a great story Lorenza!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Love to know your story, dear Lorenza! That was a nice, sweet and lovely story indeed.
I am glad you are healthy and happy!
Love all photos! You are very beautiful!
Many kisses to you, to your Mom and to Granparents too!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Lorenza -

You were such a cutie at eight weeks old. I (Hershey) also came to live with Mama and Papa when I was eight weeks old.

Of course, now you are a beautiful fashionista modeling all of your dresses for us.

Glad we are blogging buddies.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Kess And Her Mama said...

Lorenza, you are one blessed Daschund! Both you and your mum have clearly transformed each other's lives. Only, we doggies and our humans know what that means.

PoochesForPeace said...

You are a very lucky dog, Lorenza!

kishiko said...

Hi Lorenza.
I love your story!
I am very happy that you are healthy now!

Oorvi said...

Dear Lorenza,

Thanks for sharing your lovely adoption story with us:) Your mom loves you a lot (they never leave you alone at home says a lot about how much they care for you...something that I can't say about my humans here.)

Your bed that you don't sleep in is beautiful too. I am glad you found such loving humans who seem to be quick learners as well.

Wise Wags,

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Sounds like you and your Mom are both very lucky to have each other! (And dog beds? Pshaw. Those are for lounging on in the House With Wheels; the only place we sleep is in the Big Dog Bed with the humans...) I'm so glad you are healthy and have all your family around you!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

doyle and mollie said...

super story lorenza we luffs you too xxx

Unknown said...

Sweet Lorenza
I was able to read your post da other day, butt couldn't comment cuz all my momma had was her blackberry. Anyway.....I wanted to come back and leave a comment...

I just love your story, and it brings a tear to my eye to think of how sad your momma was and how hard she fought to make you better when you were a baby puppy!

And speaking of baby puppies...............YOU WERE SOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! My momma wants to save YOUR puppy fotos on MY laptop as a screensaver!?!?!?! We can certainly see why your momma feel in love at furst sight!

Thanks so much for pawticipating!

Your furrend,

Unknown said...

Oh Lorenza - what a wonderful, wonderful story!! I didn't really know your story before so it was lovely to read it. You were just the CUTEST puppy! And I can see how much love you have brought into your humans' lives.

I didn't know that dogs can't go anywhere in Mexico - how awful! :-(

But it's great to see your human always taking you on walks every day (and I even remember a post of you going to the church!)

Honey the Great Dane