August 1, 2009.
Nicknames include: Bob,
Handsome Bob, Robert, Roberto, Handsome
Boy, Mama's Boy.
I have long wanted a Chinese Crested, and when I saw
a picture of "Monkey", I knew I just had to have him,
even though he is only 1/2 Crested, and 1/2 Chihuahua.
With his Chinese Crested appearance (and bare skin),
this is a breed that turns most people off but to me, it
just made him cuter and more appealing!
Born on August 1, 2009, Monkey joined our family on
October 2, 2009, at 9 weeks of age. He
is what is known as a "slate spotted"
in color. Monkey was
neutered at just 11 weeks of age (minus a day), and I
was kind of worried for him as that was the youngest I
have ever had a pup neutered, but all went well. Monkey is a darling
little boy, full of spunk, yet so happy and content to
curl up in his "blankie" on my lap and snuggle in!
He's very friendly and outgoing.
Monkey matured bigger than we expected, at about 10
pounds, although he could SAFELY stand to lose a pound
or two! ;-)
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On September 8, 2010, at just 13 months of age, Monkey
had bilateral knee surgery for his severely luxating
patellas. This is an inherited condition see far
too often in many of the Toy breeds. He had a total of
17 staples between his two legs. He drove the
clinic staff crazy for the 4 days he was there, crying
(for Mom and Dad) almost non-stop the entire duration of
his hospital stay. He has been a real little
trooper through his recovery. He had severe
swelling that was causing him a lot of additional pain
as the staples then slit his skin with the swelling.
After the staples were removed, he has shown much
improvement. We still have a few weeks to go yet
though, until he can have free reign of the house and
all it's obstacles again. He still cannot do
stairs or jump up and down from furniture until
given the go ahead from the vet at his 6 week post
Shown above sporting his "pjs" so he could not lick his
"Oh my, I think she means
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