McKenzie Animal Clinic

2990 Oro Dam Blvd. E. Suite B
Oroville, CA 95966

(530)534-4622

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               Pet of the Month  for

              April-May 2017

        Kody, Mama and Fritz

                  Johansen

We call Kody and Mama our "fire dogs" because lying in front of the fire is one of their favorite things. Kody, a Jack Russell/Terrier mix, has seniority in the household so even if Mama lays down first, he always lays in front of her, closer to the fire.  Fritz is the shy one in the family so we were lucky to  get him in the picture.

Kody was a stray in 2009.  An elderly woman had rescued him and then couldn't keep him.  Erin told me about him and here we are 8 years later.  He has the sweetest disposition and has become even more demonstrative as he has aged.  If you don't like dog kisses, don't get your face anywhere near Kody because he has never seen a person  he doesn't like.

 Mama and Fritz are just the opposite of Kody.  They don't like anyone that they see. (Fortunately they like us.)   Fritz was a tiny puppy when we found him huddled by our garage on a cold February day in 2011.  He growled at me but I won him over with home-made dog treats. By early afternoon, his Mama showed up.  (Do you believe that the little 10 pound Chihuahua/Terrier mix is 20 pound Fritz's mother?)  She didn't growl but rather barked and barked.  She definitely wanted to see her son.  I tricked her into going through the gate and then won her over with those home-made treats.

While all three like to be babied by us, when it comes to outsiders, Kody is the "lover" and Mama and Fritz are the "fighters".  No one even considers coming into our yard when Mama and Fritz are on duty.  We have found that these three stray dogs are a perfect fit for our family

Shirley Johansen 

 

             Pet of the Month for

            February-March 2017

 Harley  is a 10 year old Yorkshire terrier.  She loves going for walks, squeaking her toy snake while playing keep away, and riding in the car or truck.  Harley especially enjoys being the center of attention and being petted, but if someone is sad or not feeling well, she always cuddles up with them, offering her own special brand of love and healing.

    Jean Higgins

 

 

 

 

 

        Pets of the Month for

     November-December 2016

        Ammo and Maia Peace

We are proud alumni  of the Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary. Maia thinks she is a princess and I am the one with the big head, I am never in a hurry.  We adopted our parents about eight years ago. We walk regularly at the top of the Oroville Dam. We have lots of friends at the dam who look forward to stopping to give us a pat on the head or a big hug-we love that.  Some times you can see us at the local coffee shops.  Visiting the McKenzie Animal Clinic is something we love to do.  They take good care of us and we often stop there just to say hello.   We are retired now and just love taking  our folks in the RV.  Maia and I get to visit many places, meet new fur-friends and wonderful humans. Visiting new dog parks and boutiques where we are allowed to bring our folks is especially appreciated.  They even put out treats and water in bowls, if they are good.  Anyway we are proud to be Pets of the Month at the McKenzie Animal Clinic.  Hope to see you around town.

Ammo  and Maia Peace (Humans are Fran and John Peace)

 

 

              Pet of the Month for

         September- October 2016

 

     Jojo Melera

My wife and I were in PAWS Thrift Store in September 2004.  A woman came in with a box of puppies.  They were 12 days old and their mother had been hit by a car.  Jojo was the runt and they were concerned as his eyes were not opening and they thought there was a possibility he would be blind as well as deaf.  Both of these concerns passed. The only problem was he had a slow start.  They had already named him Jojo, so we did not change it.   We had to bottle feed him and he did not keep much down for the first four months.

Jojo is a 12 years old black Lab mix.  He has always been a good boy and smart.  He created signals that he worked out over the years to let me know what he wants.  Darting of his tongue means he wants to go outside.  A wadded  carpet means NOW!  A wide lick of the lips means he is hungry.  In his younger years he would pounce like a deer and prance like a show stallion.  I spoil him as much as I can.  He deserves it.

       Steve Melera

 

 

 

           Pet of the Month for

            June-July-August

                   2016

Mocha Neal

My girls had been looking at pictures of Snowshoes, our favorite breed and came across the picture of   three month old Mocha.  They showed it to me and my husband.  We all fell in love with her at first sight.  We promptly contacted the breeder in San Diego, making arrangements to bring her here.

Mocha was very snuggly and cuddly as a kitten.   She quite often lets me know that she wanted to sit on my lap by putting her paws on my knees and waiting until I helped her up.  Now fast forward 11 years, she is still as sweet and polite as ever.  She still sits on my lap, but usually just during cool weather.  She does, however, have many ways of showing how much she loves us.  Mocha sleeps at the foot of my bed at night.  When she hears my daughter's alarm in the morning, she goes directly into her room and greets her.  She often then returns to my room so that when I wake she can come up and snuggle a bit before I get out of bed.  Mocha also greets us at the door when we come home,  It fills my heart with great joy when I see her,  and her younger sister, Moose, run to the door to say hello and be petted, of course.

We are so very thankful to God for bringing us Mocha.

         Kristine Neal