An undersized dachshund with the personality of 10 dogs, Christine Edwards of Columbus, OH, got the pick of the litter when she brought home the wagging-tailed Peanut Wigglebutt.
“When I first met Peanut, she was wagging her tail so hard that she fell over,” said Christine. “She was the last puppy to go as nobody wanted her because she didn’t have much dappling and her ears hung to the side. I knew that she was meant for me.”
Peanut Wigglebutt, along with her sisters Pippa and Pixie, have garnered quite the reputation with the local community. “Peanut Wigglebutt is a kleptomaniac,” said Christine. “She stole multiple screwdrivers from our cable guy, and even stole Easter eggs from the neighbor’s yard during an Easter egg hunt.”
“We had a cable guy come to the house and ask if our dog was really a thief,” said Christine. “He showed me his paper work and the previous guy had documented ‘watch out for the black dachshund, she steals screwdrivers!’”
Dachshunds have a long history of back issues, and even with the addition of helpful ramps in their home, Peanut wound up having just that. “The vet told us she would never walk again but we didn’t give up on her,” said Christine. “After 10 weeks of crate rest she regained the ability to walk and wag her tail. The people at VPI were so helpful and made the whole episode a lot less stressful.”
VPI Policyholder since 2007
When Madison Le-Lee of San Jose, Calif., and her daughter Satori rescued their one year old domestic medium haired kitten, he was so lathered in dirt they couldn’t tell whether he was brown or orange. After lathering and rinsing (and repeating) their new furry friend, a beautiful white cat, originally dubbed “Dirty Butt,” earned himself the moniker- Snuggles Butt Le Lee.
“When Snuggles was first rescued, his frail body was overrun with fleas, he smelled like garbage, and he was filthy from spending many rainy nights outside,” said Madison. “It took him only a few days to acclimate to his new home.”
Staying true to his name, Snuggles Butt Le Lee often times follows around Satori with one goal in mind, snuggling! “If he sees my daughter with her backpack, he will literally wrap his paws around her ankle while she drags him to the all the way to the door,” said Madison.“Satori literally has to peel Snuggles off and promise him she will see him soon.”
Madison enrolled Snuggles Butt Le-Lee with VPI because he is a part of her family and she wants to responsibly care for his long term health. “We feel it’s important to have the protection not just for tragedies that may arise, but for the overall well-being of Snuggles.”
VPI Policyholder since 2012