Meet Our Newest Family Member

Meet “Ashes,” a beautiful puppy that we gave to The Little Write Gal for her 8th birthday.  We just got him last Saturday and two days later poor Ashes broke his leg in two places.  He had to have surgery because the break was so bad – he broke the radius and the ulna.  The fine vet surgeons at Carolina Veterinary Specialists fixed him right up.  If you live in NC and ever need emergency treatment for your pet you should definitely go there.  Ashes has to wear a cast for two weeks until his stitches come out.  We have to put a little doggie boot on the cast when he goes outside to keep it dry.  He also has to wear an Elizabethan collar to keep him from seeing his foot and chewing on it.

Ashes is a rat terrier and only weighs 5 pounds at the moment.  His cast is bigger than he is!  He should only get to be about 18 pounds fully grown.  You can see in this picture of Carrie Underwood and her rat terrier, Ace, what a full grown “rattie” looks like.   Get well soon Ashes!

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12 Responses to “Meet Our Newest Family Member”


  1. 1 Mimi August 29, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    What a cute puppy!! I am glad he is OK!

  2. 2 Jessica NBP August 29, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    AAWWWW1! he’s adorable. so is little write gal!!

  3. 3 Janis August 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Get well soon, sweet Ashes!

  4. 4 Ashley August 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Ashes,
    Sorry you got hurt. Tough break!
    Love,
    Maddie

  5. 5 Mom August 29, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Ashes, you’ve captured all of our hearts and I’m not even a dog lover. Get well soon little buddy.

  6. 6 Kelly August 29, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    He is adorable! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  7. 7 Karen of Sillymonkeez August 29, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Awwwww! Poor little thing. He reminds me of my late chihuahua. So tiny and adorable!!

  8. 8 Allison August 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Poor doggie!! My moms Wheaton Terrier has a collar on as well and we call it his frisbie.

  9. 9 CanCan August 31, 2008 at 5:22 am

    Poor Ashes! I hope he goes on to love a long, not accident-prone life!

    His little cast is actually kind of cute. 🙂

  10. 10 Billie August 31, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Awwww poor Ashes! He’s adorable!!! Had to stop by to take a peek at what you were up to!

  11. 11 ncgirl3608 August 31, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    He is so cute! How did he break his legs?

  12. 12 Jenna September 1, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Awww I hope the healing process is quick! I always get sad seeing the “fur babies” hurt!


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