4 Minpins in Orlando



2 minpins Orlando - 7 Jan
--- The other 2 minpins in Orlando - 7 Jan
--- 4 Minpins in Orlando to be Rescued - 7 Jan
--- 4 Minpins in Orlando Update - 7-8 Jan
I have the Girls - 9 Jan
--- News from Angie - 10 Jan
Update on Cinnamon & Katie (Cocoa) - 11 Jan
Katie's New home - 12 Jan
the other 2 in Orlando - 14 Jan
Cinnamon Update - 14 Jan
Update on Cocoa (Katie) - 17 Jan
--- Another Update on Cocoa (Katie) - 18 Jan
Pics of Cinnamon - 8 Feb
Pics of Coorki (Cinnamon-Orlando Rescu) - 27 May


2 minpins Orlando

Thu, 7 Jan 1999 08:05:50 EST - from Kathleen Prince, via Susan

<<Hi Susan,
Met the 2 yesterday. They are maybe 4 months old, female, black & tan, natural ears, dewclaws. One is bigger than the other, but definitely sisters. They are sweet pups and should do fine in a minpin home. It'd be nice to see them go together because they are really attached to one another. I don't think they are strays - a man brought them in who supposedly found them on one of our busy highways. No one has claimed or seems to be looking for them. I will be able to get them out of the shelter on saturday morning and I have them scheduled to be spayed on monday morning. I've named them Sugar & Spice! I would like serious inquiries only! Adoption fee of $100 each. Must be willing to answer the questions on my application and have a home inspection. Would prefer they stay in Florida - will not ship them.
>>

The above is from Kathleen Prince.
Susan

The other 2 minpins in Orlando

Thu, 7 Jan 1999 14:13:44 EST - from Kathleen Prince, via Susan

<<Hi Susan,
Can you please let the list know about the following: Two, year old sisters, black/tan, natural ears need home immediately. Family is being evicted. They are small (according to owner), smallest is around 4#. Cocoa and Cinnamon are their names. They've been living with kids 2 to 13 and love them. They have not had vaccines, heartworm prevention or been spayed. I would suggest these all be done immediately - especially a heartworm test. It also sounds like the smallest has luxating patellas. The option of contacting original breeder to take them back is null because the lady got them from a real idiot - found a male stray and bred her bitch to him - result was these pups! I have not seen them, I've only talked to the lady. She seems genuinely upset by having to get rid of the dogs, but she has not cared for them properly from the get go, so it is best they now need to go to an appropriate minpin home. She's asking $150 for each but will negotiate to get them in a good home. I told her if I have to take them (to keep them from going to a shelter) I will not give her any money since I will have to have all the vet work done. She agreed with that. I am getting 2 pups this weekend out of a shelter so I really can't take another 2 on.

This situation is time sensitive - dogs must be out in a couple days. Today is thursday 01/07/99. Contact owner directly if interested in helping. Her name is Sue Cravens 407-302-7534. They are located in the Orlando, FL area.

Thank you!

Kathleen Prince
Pookie Bros. Pet Sitting
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Thu, 7 Jan 1999 14:16:57 EST - from Susan

<<I just received info that their are 4 different MinPins in Orlando that need to be fostered and permanent homes found.
2 female pups, 4mos old are in animal control. They were supposedly strays- but my contact said she didn't believe that. She thinks that the guy that "found" them was the owner.
Next, there is a lady that is getting evicted from her house and she must give up her 2 female minpins. These 2 have NOT had the proper vet care and one sounds like she's got luxating patellas. PEOPLE ARE SUCH CREEPS !!!
Petie or Somebody please email me for my home and work #'s, and help me out on these. I've also been trying all morning to get through to Hillsboro Animal control. This is a joke, my last call I was stuck on hold for 30 minutes. I will forward a copy of the article on the Puppy Mill closure, it is disgusting.

Thanks, Lonnie & "The Girls">>

Lonnie,
Please check the emails that I've posted from Kathleen Prince. She's going to get the two that are in the shelter (Sugar & Spice). We do need help for the other two that are being "evicted". The owner wants money, but Kathleen advised that she wouldn't pay for them and the owner seemed to agree. Kathleen can't take these two also, so she's looking for help from the list.
Susan

Thu, 7 Jan 1999 16:25:36 EST - from Susan

<<I am headed to Orlando on Saturday. Please please let me know if I can be of assistance in obtaining and fostering any of these minpins!!!!!!!! I live in Ft. Myers, but I have to take a friend to the airport. I would really like to help. I could really only take 1 or maybe 2 of the dogs to foster right now.
Personal emial me and I will give you my home phone number, if needed so that we can talk, or make arrangements!
Angie
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Angie,
You might want to contact Kathleen Prince directly. You can reach her through Kathleen@pookiebros.com.
Thank you.
Susan

Thu, 7 Jan 1999 20:32:57 EST - from Lonnie

Hey guys, I spoke with Kathleen on these two pups and she said she would absorb some of the cost of getting them from the animal shelter and getting their shots and spayed. She said she would take $45. each adoption fee. Kathleen was very adamant about not shipping these pups. Angie and I will get the other 2 ,1yo on Sunday if the owner will let us have them a no charge. I haven't been able to get hold of her yet, I think the # I have is her work #. I will try again in the morning.

Lonnie & N"The Girls"

Fri, 8 Jan 1999 09:10:43 EST - from Kathleen Prince, via Susan

I assume the other girl that Kathleen is refering to is Angie in Ft. Myers.
Thanks to all.
Susan

<<Talked with Lonnie for quite a while. Very nice lady and she is contacting the owner of the 2 sister minpins. She and the other girl will probably both foster. I'll let them do whatever they're going to do. I have my shelter girls here to worry about. Thanks for everything and thank IMPS for me, too:-)

Kathleen Prince
Pookie Bros. Pet Sitting
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I have the Girls
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Sat, 9 Jan 1999 22:11:50 EST - from Lonnie

ok guys, we're back....
I am not sure where to start. First of all the girls are wonderful, extremely loving, don't mind at all, I don't think anyone has tried to teach them anything because they seem very smart. Also they are CHOCOLATE not b/r, how does an owner not know the difference from black and brown. Go figure !! Cocoa is chocolate/tan, aprox 14"-15" tall, oh maybe 12# -14# , she tries very hard to please and gives lots of kisses. Once we got home she became very playful and all of my girls are just giving her the cold shoulder (me too-I've been with another dog). We stopped a couple of times and when one of us got out of the car they both whined till whoever came back, it didn't matter if it was me or hubby.
Cinnamon is chocolate/tan, aprox 10"-11", aprox 7#, VERY vocal, extremely loving and very free with the kisses. She was pretty hyper on the drive home, but I think she got intimidated once she got home and met the girls. She has been in hubby's lap since about 30 minutes after we got here (could bode bad for the adoptive home) and just keeps kissing him and looking up at him every time he moves with this adoring look!
The trip going was great, good weather, no cops and very little traffic even though Kissimmee (Disney World) and Orlando. We had no trouble finding the house, but I am so glad that hubby was with me. Since the lady was evicted from the house we had to meet her in the alley behind her old house. There is a garage apt. back there that her husband is renting and the dogs were there..don't ask me??? So here we sat in this alley for aprox 25 min with all of these guys walking past the alley on the street, swinging chains and eyeing us. After we had been there about 25 min these guys turned down the alley heading our way. About that time the owner pulled into the alley from the other end of the alley. I don't know why but I sure was glad to see them. Needless to say, I had to admit to hubby he was right. Gosh, I had it when I have to do that, he gets such a big head. The owners husband got out of the van and went into the apt., I got out of the car and went up to the van. The owner was really upset and crying uncontrollably, I kept assuring her that we would find them wonderful, loving homes and not to worry. Then the husband comes out of the apt with these 2 little girls holding them way out from his body like he was handing them to us. It was awful. I can't tell you how bad they smelled. Their coats were crusted with dog poop and when I took the little one from him, she had poop all over her paws so then I had it all over my shirt. Thankfully we had brought collars and leashes with us so we put those on them and put them on the ground. I went back to the owners van (she never got out of it) to get the rescue/release forms I had given her to fill out. I asked her if they had a bed, toys or anything familar and she said no. She started crying again and I didn't have near the sympathy that time as I did the first time. I finally took the forms out of her hands and told her we had to leave. Oh yeah, while we had them on a leash the owners little 2yo boy got out of the van and both of the dogs ran over to him, their whole little bodies wagging, jumped on his chest and started giving him kisses. By the time we got them in the car, the dog poop on their paws were gone so that was better. We got back to the highway about two exits up and stopped at the rest stop so I could clean up. I had a brush in my purse so I brushed the girls the best I could and just trashed the brush. Oh boy, we're ready for the 3 hour drive home. These girls have never seen much less been in a crate, so that was out for the time being. I let them sit in my lap with hubby's Window down because of the smell. I'm trying to check them out while holding them. I don't ever think I've seen nails on a dog as long as theirs were, they actually curled under there paws. While we were sitting there I got to counting fleas. They had fleas so bad it looked like there skin was crawling, well watching all of the fleas I started itching. When I couldn't stand it any longer I tried to put them in the crate. What a joke. I am holding the little one with one hand, trying to put Cocoa in the crate. She's taking her paws and bracing them against the sides and she wasn't going anywhere. I finally got her in and then started trying the same thing with Cinnamon, basically same behavior. The whole time that I'm fighting with them, hubby is laughing till tears are running and the madder I'm getting at ALL of them. By the time we reached Clearwater we are both gagging and the fleas are jumping on both of us in the front seat. We decided to stop at Petsmart and have them bathed and dipped, BEFORE we took them home.
I went into Petsmart and asked the groomer if she could do a bath and dip on two Minpins. She told me no that she was booked and couldn't fit them in. About that time hubby came walking in with them and the groomer took one look and whiff of them and told me to leave them and she would work them in. While we were filling out the paperwork she asked about shots and I told her they have never had any and that were rescued today. She stopped writing and looked up at me with dog poop all over the front of my shirt, looked down at the dogs and she said "ok, these dogs just had their shots but since they're not yours you aren't sure when, isn't that correct", of course, I said yes. We left them, came home jumped in the shower, changed clothes, and sprayed my car with Adams flea spray. We went back to get them and Cinnamon (little one) had scratched the groomer really bad. The groomer said she didn't think either one of them had ever had a bath. They didn't have a clue what was happening, but never once tried to bite her even though they were terrified. She said after it was all said and done that she sat down with each one of them and loved on them and that licked her back. Now we are home and everything is great. Sorry so long, but.....

Lonnie & "The Girls" (Mandy, Sweeter, Tootie, Cinnamon and Cocoa)

Sat, 9 Jan 1999 22:43:59 EST - from Lonnie

<<I have been waiting to hear what happened>>

I am so sorry it took me so long to get this posted. I would start writting and then would have to leave the computer to go do this or that, go check on the girls. Hubby has gone to bed to watch TV, I walked into the bedroom and here he is laying in our kingsize bed with Cinnamon on one arm, Tootie on the other arm staring a hole thru Cinnamon, Sweeter at the end of the bed staring at her daddy with this betrayed look, Cocoa was standing on my side of the bed just watching everyone. About that time there was a LOUD clap of thunder and Mandy (dobie) jumped onto the bed and was trying to get under the covers to hide. Hubby looked over at me, started to say something but didn't. A couple of minutes later I heard him telling Tootie and Sweeter that it was ok we were just having a slumber party and he thought they better get used to it.LOL You would have to know this guy, he comes off as being real gruff and hard, BUT he is such a pussycat. Now he is over there baby talking to Cinnamon, he said when Angie comes tomorrow she could take Cocoa NOT Cinnamon.

Update Soon,

Lonnie & "The Girls"

Sun, 10 Jan 1999 18:38:11 EST - from Angie

Thanks for the support. I have Cocoa now. We have temporarily changed her name to Katie, since she didn't know her name from Adam. And I thought she needed a clean start.
I love her and would love to keep her... if I can convince my husband. I was surprised and ;} hint hint:} disappointed that I have a lady already so interested in her. She is a truck driver that wants a playmate for her 22 lb minpin. I found it hard not to be discouraging to her, but I have to do what is best for Katie. Anyway, she is leaving town for a few weeks tomorrow and wants to know if I can "board her" here until she gets back. What is the status on that. I don't really know what I do now with the whole adoption thing actually.
Anyway, Katie is adjusting well and has started to play with Parker (my minpin). He loves her! And she is already coming to her name Katie and learning some basic obedience commands. She is a real sweetheart and wants to be loved and on my lap quite a bit. Parker is taking it very much like a gentleman, as my lap is ALWAYS his spot. He is a real mommas dog. But, he has been doing terrific sharing his mommy, daddy and his toys and food bowls. I am very proud of him.
I understand that someone.... is not getting rid of Cinnamon now. I had a feeling when I was there this afternoon that that might be the case.
All of these guys are just so cute! I love um!
I will ask the vet on Tuesday about her nipples hanging. It looks to me as if she has had a litter of puppies recently.
Also, if things don't work out with the truck driver lady, maybe we don't have to try real hard to find her another home! hint hint. If another home doesn't turn up, I'm afraid that I will just be forced to keep her, right.!
Anyway, thanks for the support!
Angie and Parker and Katie (Cocoa)

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Update on Cinnamon & Katie (Cocoa)
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Mon, 11 Jan 1999 23:00:08 EST - from Lonnie

Cinnamon is our little chocolate/tan, 10 1/2", 6 lb, 11 mo female rescue. This little dog is precious. She is so starved for attention. She is very much a people dog, she hasn't met a stranger yet since I've had her. I took her to Petsmart today to get her a collar (felt she needed one of her own, not a hand me down) and she had to greet and meet everyone. I went ahead and pulled off the tags on her collar and let her wear it and you should have seen the style show she put on. It was so funny! She is shy of other dogs, the owner indicated just the opposite. Maybe my Tootie has given her an inferiority complex. The owner also said she was housebroken, if she is she has forgotten. She goes outside to play and inside to use the restroom. Cinnamon does not know anything, how to play with toys, how to play with people, does not know any commands, not even NO and is not crate trained. She is VERY smart though. She watches my girls and then mimics them. When we put in doggie doors it took our girls 3 to 4 days to get the hang of them. She was using them with no problem by Sunday night, she just followed the girls through. My Tootie is VERY playful and has tons of toys. When I play with Tootie, Cinnamon stops what ever she is doing and watches every move we make. I tried several times yesterday to get her to play but she just kind of looked at me with a look that said "what to you want me to do and I'll do it, I just don't understand". This morning as I was getting ready for work I had Sweeter, Tootie and Cinnamon all lined up laying on the side of the bed watching me get ready. I felt like I should break out in song and dance. When I left I put Cinnamon in the crate with a couple of different types of toys. My mom lives with us and she said she didn't fuss at all today. I made my mom promise not to let her out of the crate. Since she doesn't "come", I didn't want her to go out and my mom not be able to get her in. Cinn digs and I don't trust her yet. My yard is MinPin proof (at least for mine) but I feel better if I can watch her. I came home early since I had to Mandy and Sweeter to the vet today. When I got home I let her out of the crate and she was sooo excited to see me. I let her stay out and took her in to mom, then I left for the vet. Mom said she howled the entire time we were gone. Once we got back home we got back into the routine and it was time for doggie dinners, she lined up with the rest waiting on me HURRY. She's eating better, like a normal starving MinPin! She goes to the vet tomorrow for her shots and to be spayed. I spoke with the doc today about her and all of her possible problems, worms, wheezing, luxating patellas, verify age and any other info I might need but didn't ask for (any suggestions). Sorry so long, some day maybe I'll learn to say the same things with a third of the words.

Lonnie & "The Girls"

Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:51:49 EST - from Angie

I am giving KAtie to Julie. I think that that would be best for theboth of them and I am very happy about that!!!!
I am just waiting to hear back from Julie that that is what she wants. I would say give Cinnamon to that gentleman for his wife!
Angie Katie and Parker

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Katie's New home
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Tue, 12 Jan 1999 16:42:49 EST - from Angie

I took Katie into the vet today and got everything done. She checks out absolutely perfect except for a case of hookworms, but she is taking meds for those now. She was the hit of the vet!
When I got home, I was starting to write a post to the list with an update and I had recieved a letter from julie. She was so excited in her letter about getting Katie that I just had to call her immediately and tell her that she can have Katie any time that she could make the 5 hour drive to Ft. Myers. She was in the car in about 5 minutes and we are expecting her any minute now!!!
She was so excited! I am so happy that I have been a part of Katie's road to a wonderful new home for her. I don't think that we could have found a perfect match with her desire for attention and love and this ladies willingness to give it!
Julie has AOL and so I will be sure to tell her to continue to keep in touch and to send us pictures of little Katie and her progress.
Thank you all for your support here on the list!
I hope that I can someday again help another little minpin in need!
Angie, Parker and Katie

Tue, 12 Jan 1999 17:17:33 EST - from Angie

Well, Julie just left and she was so thrilled with Katie!!!!
She is going to a very happy home and she is going to have the time of her life now!
This has been a great day.
I told Julie that I would cover her vet bills as a gift to her and Katie and the new life that they are having together.
She gave me $50.00 in cash for the adoption fee. Who do I send that to?
Angie and Parker

Wed, 13 Jan 1999 15:52:17 EST - from Julie, via Angie

I thought that you all might enjoy reading this from Julie, Katie's new mom!
Angie and Parker

<<Hello,
How are you coping? I bet you really miss this baby! I am in LOVE! I have been home about 1 hour mabey 1 1/2 hour. When we got home my husband met us at the mailbox and we drove to the end of the street, so Cocoa could get to know him just a little before she had to endure Mister...Ha. (By the was she slept in Misters bed the whole way home). When she first met Mister she was fine on the floor with him, (she chased him and he ran)....it was so funny. Any time that she is in my lap and Mister comes up to her she growls a lot at him, but on the floor with him, they play...kinda weird. She is using the doggie doors really well, now we will just have to make sure she knows why to use them...ha.
Oh well, I will keep in touch!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love,
Julie, Michael, Mister and Cocoa
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the other 2 in Orlando
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Thu, 14 Jan 1999 18:23:14 -0500 - from Emily

Maybe I missed it because I wasn't on the list yet, but whatever happened to the other two minpins in the shelter that Kathleen was going to get? I believe she was calling them Sugar and Spice?

Emily and Glory

Thu, 14 Jan 1999 21:16:04 EST - from Lonnie

Emily,

Kathleen has adopted them to a lady that her vet recommended. The lady took both of the pups, but Kathleen told me tonight that this ladies husband is giving her a hard time. I reminded Kathleen that Eugene (on the IMPS waiting list) REALLY wanted one so if anything changed for her to PLEASE contact him.

Lonnie & "The Girls"

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Cinnamon Update
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Thu, 14 Jan 1999 22:41:28 EST - from Lonnie

Hi gang,

Cinnamon has found a permanent home as of last night. She was adopted by Diane and Joe (Harleybabs) from Dunedin, Florida. They don't have any dogs, 1 cat and 2 birds. Cinnamon didn't mind the cat, but she wasn't real sure what to think of the bird talking to her. This couple is very nice and are thrilled with Cinnamon. They had a dog but it crossed over the bridge from old age. I was really depressed last night, wondering if I did right? Should I have kept her? and on and on. Diane called me tonight to let me know that she did real good last night and today. They went to Petsmart tonight and tried to buy the store out. Cinnamon got another new collar, leash, crate, bed, crate pad, a BUNCH of toys, treats, dog food and Diane got 2 books on Minpins. I feel MUCH better after talking to Diane this evening. Cinnamon is going to thrive just fine being in a one dog home and she is going to be Spoiled Rotten. What is a MinPin for?? It is a very good thing that I didn't have this very special little girl in my home long. I now know why so many of you out there have 4, 5, 6 , 7...
Thank you ALL for the advice and support.

Lonnie & "The Girls" (Mandy, Sweeter, Tootie)

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Update on Cocoa (Katie)
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Sun, 17 Jan 1999 09:41:43 EST - from Julie, via Lonnie

<<Hey Guys,

We had a wonderful trip! Cocoa was excellent. She was alittle afraid of the noises at first, but now she is a seasoned a Truck Driver! She didn't have any accidents and is pretty well potty trained! THANK YOU TO YOU BOTH for that! I have not had a problem with her digging yet, I think Mister keeps her to worn out. I think I am going to have some awesome pictures of them in the truck, when I get them developed. I don't think that baby has ANY bad habits, and has been Perfect! My husband is strutting around here like he is the chief of our tribe ha ha, he is so pleased that she is "his" pet (I have news for him) Although she sits by the door and waits for him, when he leaves, and acts like he has been gone a million years, when he comes home.
Oh well, I could write a book!
>>

Just thought everyone would enjoy this as much as I did.
Lonnie & "The Girls"

Mon, 18 Jan 1999 13:18:16 EST - from Julie, via Angie

Here is another update from cocoa (Katie's) new mom!
Cocoa is having a ball, it sounds like!
Angie

<<Hello,
How are you and the Boys doing today? I just get sick at the thought that there are people who can mistreat a poor animal! Thank goodness that Copper is safe and enjoying a little peace. I have been blabbing to anyone that will listen about all the Min Pins needing rescue, and lot's of drivers already have ask for phone numbers. We picked up a load in Jacksonville last Thursday and the Shipping People fell in Love with Cocoa (they couldn't get close enough to Mister to like him ha ha) ! Some guy even ask how much I would take for her, I was so insulted, I got in the truck with my baby and never got back out! I did not have any numbers with me, so I gave everyone my email address and ask that they email me, and I would get them a phone number. So far no one has, but I am hopeful. I will definitely take the numbers with me, when we leave next time.
This Morning Michael left to go do a local run, and Cocoa crept closer to me, and put her head on my pillow. Next thing I know she is snoring and then running in her sleep, it was so funny, I started to giggle and woke her up. Right now, I am in the spare bedroom (the play room) and I can hear her snoring all the way in here from the living room.
Cocoa has received 3 welcome cards from our friends with pet's that come over to spend the night or weekend. She also has received 2 pet tags with her name and address and new phone number. Now she has 3 cause we got her one also. All you hear around here is jingle jingle jingle, from all the tags!
Yesterday Cocoa was finally able to catch Mister and steal his toy, He lets her have what ever she wants, and she loves liver treats! Mister dug up a bone in the yard and gave it to her, I thought that was so sweet.
Oh well, I could go on, and on, and on!

Good luck with Copper and give Parker a kiss from me,
Let me know, If I can help you in any way!
Love,
Julie, Michael, Mister and Cocoa
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Pics of Cinnamon

Monday, February 08, 1999 5:54 AM - from Lonnie

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Cinnamon
Cinnamon

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Coorki (Cinnamon-Orlando Rescu)
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Thu, 27 May 1999 23:27:31 EDT - from Lonnie

Coorki

Diane, Coorki's mom brought me these new pics tonight to share with everyone.
Enjoy~!!

Lonnie

Coorki

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