When Chip is a puppy, he’s an adult pet.
But when Chip is now the chip of an adult family dog, he doesn’t just wear dog clothes; he’s also grown up.
Chip, who has two parents and two siblings, was born with a rare condition known as a chipmunk syndrome.
It causes a condition called cystic fibrosis, which affects the lungs and heart.
It causes a lot of problems, such as heart disease and breathing problems.
Chip’s parents have now moved from Australia to New Zealand, where he’s lived with his new family for six years.
Chip says the diagnosis is “just a big surprise” after they moved from Melbourne to Auckland.
“The first couple of days I felt really, really sick.
I was like, ‘This is not right.
This is not normal.
I need help’.”
Chip’s dad Craig was a pharmacist, so when he first met Chip, he thought he might be having a heart attack.
“I was like ‘Oh my god, this is really happening’.”
When I first came to New York, I got a phone call saying, ‘I’m calling from Australia.
Chip is having a problem.
We need you to come home’.
“Craig was the one to get Chip to the vet, where they both tested positive for cystic Fibrosis.”
We were the ones that were the first to call the vet because it was so rare.
We were also the ones who had the hardest time, trying to get him to breathe.
Craig, who works in the food industry, was amazed to see how Chip was responding to his medication.””
I just sat there, I was so shocked, I couldn’t breathe, I just felt like I was going to pass out.”
Craig, who works in the food industry, was amazed to see how Chip was responding to his medication.
“Chip is a very intelligent, inquisitive dog.
I mean he’s got this chipmunching instinct.
He’s just really clever.”
Craig and Chip are now raising Chip as a pet.
The new lifeAs a pet, Chip is an animal lover, and his new owners are delighted with the results.
“He’s really a sweet, caring, intelligent dog.
He loves his people, he loves his food, he likes to eat the treats.”
But he’s a dog who has a chip-like quality.
We’ve always said, ‘If we can make this dog chip, then it’s possible for all of us to have chip dogs’.
“It’s like the whole chip family.”
Chip and his family have lived with Craig and his partner Karen for six months.
Chip says they have been happy with Chip’s new life.
“As long as we keep him with us he will be happy,” he says.
Chip is now living in a two-bedroom house with his partner, Karen.
He’s not allowed to leave the house, and they are happy with the way he’s doing.
“My girlfriend and I are so proud of him, we’re super excited, because he has a big chip.
You know, we’ve been so lucky to have him.”
Topics:animal-welfare,human-interest,halloween-celebration,dairy-processing,pet-careers,human,humanities,animal-science,animal,humanity,new-zealand,nzFirst posted February 26, 2019 16:37:55Contact Cathy MabbuttMore stories from New Zealand