Mikey Likes It!
Remember our fab five poodles? They were the special pups who needed extra loving care, after being rescued—with nearly 30 other pooches—from a home in Queens, NY. We’re happy to report that all of the poodles found homes, and we recently caught up with Richie, the group’s elder statesman.
Now known as Mikey, the wee ten-year-old was a favorite at the ASPCA. He easily won the heart of Vicky Tierney of Hudson, MA, too, who first read about Mikey on our website. Vicky saw our video of the petite pooch preening and indulging in a cool drink of water, and knew she had to adopt him. Partially blind and afflicted with the same dental disease shared by his fab five brethren, Mikey required an attentive pet parent with a heart of gold.
But Vicky wasn’t daunted by his needs. “I’m at home all day," she says, "so I can look after him and give him special attention.” Now Mikey spends the day sitting on Vicky’s lap while she works, and greets her at the door by lifting his front paws off of the ground in a little jig.
Mikey was also heartily welcomed by Vicky’s happy fur family, which includes two Yorkshire terriers and four cats. The Yorkies first met Mikey at the ASPCA’s Adoption Center in Manhattan, and now the three amigos are the best of pals. “Mikey always stands in between the other two, like when I’m cooking dinner,” says Vicky. “He definitely knows how to beg! He drinks a lot of water, and the other dogs have started to join him for ‘group waterings.’”
“Angel, our Himalayan, has also taken a shine to Mikey, and is very curious about him,” Vicky tells us with a laugh. “She stares at him as if to say, ‘What is he?’ and occasionally puts her paw on his head.”