New family member

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Today we went to see what may be our newest canine family member.

    She is around 18 months old, possibly a Lab/airedale cross, and has a bad start in life being owned by an alcoholic woman from being a pup.
    the woman is now in hospital and isnt expected to live so the dog was taken into kennels.
    we were 'vetted' by an RSPCA officer yesterday and given permission to adopt.

    'Fudge', as she is known for now, is very nervous especially round men, but when they brought her into the office we both got down to her level with a handful of treats........she took to me straight away.
    it was only when i stood up she backed off.
    we took her for a short walk around their paddock, Shirl taking Jack, our JR, me taking Fudge.

    Absolutely no problem at all, she even jumped up at me a couple of times.

    she had a bad ear mite infestation, now sorted, but has an ongoing ear problem with a weeping discharge but hopefully that will sort itself with drops.
    She is spayed, chipped and vaccinated.

    We are going back tommorrow for a second visit and possibly bring her home.
    not going to be an easy ride for the next few months but perseverence usually wins.

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  2. Madwife

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    That's great news and wishing you good luck with her. Looking forward to seeing pictures of her very soon.

    Kath
     
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  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Jumped the gun and posted before attaching a pic.
     
  4. Gorse Hill

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    She needs you PJ good luck
     
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  5. Madwife

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    Beautiful! Definitely Airdale terrier in there.

    Kath
     
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  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    She will never be a substitute for Harry, but then she isnt meant to be.
     
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    she looks a cracker

    deserves a new start

    well done sir
     
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    She looks lovely PJ.
     
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    She looks a real cutie, does she travel ok ?
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    No idea....probably never has travelled far.
    could just be another hurdle to overcome.

    Harry would throw up in the car,(in the load bay, not the seating area) but never a problem in the RV.
    Jack couldnt give a monkeys, just a big adventure to him.
     
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    really really pleased for you

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    for recycling a dog that is desperate to be loved and giving her a second chance at a fulfilling life
     
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    Lovely dog.
     
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    oh what a lovely dog
     
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    Im happy to hear you are giving a dog a better future. Well done. Hope she settles in quickly.

    Oh and she looks cute too.
     
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    What a nice looking dog somehow she looks as if she will make a good companion.
     
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    Hope it all works out for you, lovely looking dog.(y)
     
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    Marvellous!

    As a precaution - ask whether the ear infection has been checked to see if it's pseudonomas. Bugger to treat if it is. Been there :(
     
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    Well done - so pleased you felt able to take on another one. There are just too many waiting.
    And perseverance always wins: the best part of taking on a rescue is watching it learning to trust again and seeing its character re-develop. She's gorgeous - enjoy her. :):)
     
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    PJ she looks a super dog!
     
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    Good on you Pj and good luck!(y)
     
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