ChriMaso's Mighty Mite for SV
is from my “Insects”
litter. He was born a VERY tiny little guy (only 3.5 oz…normal for
a Boston is usually twice that). Some people called him a “runt”,
but being a "runt" doesn't even come close to describing him. I
knew as soon as he was born that something was wrong and to my utter
dismay, it was determined that it was fluid on the brain (hydrocephalus).
According to an ultrasound, his brain was compressed to roughly
25% of the size it should have been by the fluid that occupied the
other 75% of the cavity in the skull. He was sickly due to a compromised
immune system and didn't see well due to the pressure on his optic
nerves as well. We later found out that he was also unilaterally
During part of this time, I was
on my honeymoon and had it not been for Valerie Korff of SV Boston
Terriers, who took care of Miter and his littermates, for several
weeks during part of his most crucial time, I doubt Miter would
have made it. Her care and attention to every detail made it possible
for her to catch every infection and injury immediately, so that
vet care could be promptly administered.
Miter is also fearless and you can see in this video.
Miter may not be a star in the show ring, but he's a star at home and everywhere he goes!