I’m sure I let out a small “awww!” when I first saw the photos of Chibi, the Maltese Pomeranian mix that Lacey Rabalais sent me.
Chibi certainly looks like a pampered pooch, but he has had more than his share of difficulties. He was born with a congenital heart defect called pulmonic stenosis and was living in a shelter at an early age. However, luck was just around the corner for Chibi. APAWS, a no kill, non profit animal shelter in Baton Rouge, LA, raised money for the procedure to repair Chibi’s heart and cardiologists at the Louisiana State University Veterinary Hospital performed it at a discounted price. Chibi requires lifelong medication and tires more easily than other dogs his age, but he is thriving.
Three years old now, Chibi was adopted at 6 months of age from APAWS. As far as his medical condition, he couldn’t be in better hands.
He was adopted by Jen, a veternarian, and goes to work with her every day.
You can see more Lacey’s photography on her blog.
About Lacey RAbalais Photography: Based in Baton Rouge, LA, Lacey is a wedding, lifestyle, and pet photographer who loves to travel.