The Little Man: Pilot episode, The Introduction
One of the things our customers asked for, was to know more about our website namesake, our gorgeous boy, Jango. We call him many names; The Little Croissant (due to the way he curls when he’s having a nap), Boss Man (well, pretty much because he rules the house) and, my all time favourite, Prince Butterball Jango (why not eh?!).
But most of you already know that. What you guys said you wanted was more ‘life’ stories. We will be as honest as we can - most of these stories are hilariously funny, but we do have a couple of tearjerkers. But rest assured, we’ll hopefully leave you with a smile on your face.
We’re actually starting this with one of our lowest moments. We want you guys to know why Jango is so special to us and how we almost thought we we’re going to loose him. It’s what defined our love for Jango
We got Jango back in September 2016 and he totally changed our lives. Bringing so much love with those big eyes, bunny rabbit ears and huge feet. He showed how much affection a dog can give a human.
We barely had Jango 6 weeks, when I was out visiting some family. I got a phone call, jumped in the car and headed straight back home (still to this day I can’t remember that journey). Jango was struggling. He was loosing the ability to walk, stand and even acknowledge who we were within the space of minutes.
Those puppy eyes went from bright, spritely balls of energy, to suddenly becoming vacant. We jumped into the car pleading with the Vet to help our boy.
Suspecting a potential seizure, he was admitted to the vets. That night we didn’t sleep.
One of the things that sticks in my mind is having to take off Jango’s collar. We had bought that for him months before, while we awaited our excited puppy, buying endless items that we probably didn’t need. And now here we were, taking it off, panicking whether we could ever put it back on.
We got a phone call the next morning. Jango appeared to be a healthy little pup with no explanation of what caused this awful episode. He was transferred to a different Vet to undergo more tests. Being told he would be kept in and would go under anaesthetic (and to hopefully rule out anything serious), we were being sent home without him for the second night. We were literally lost without our sidekick.
Jango had a one-off seizure. Unexplained and totally terrifying, the next day we were advised to take our boy home and monitor him.
He went back to that happy, energetic, boisterous bundle that we had picked up 6 weeks earlier. Nothing else ever occurred after that awful night. We are so thankful that Jango made a full recovery and to the Vets that helped him get back home to us.
We always knew when we picked him out of the litter that Jango was a cute little bundle of fluff with a super gorgeous face, but after that awful moment, we both knew exactly what he meant to us. He became this little figure that followed us round the house showering us with love, he became the youngest family member, he became our little man.
Introducing…….Prince Butterball Jango