| Status: AvailableID: 17073|
Breed: Cross Breed
Age: 6 Years
Adoption Fee: By Donation
| Location: In Foster in |
07-09-2016 Basil is a 6 year old male Cross breed who survived as a street dog in Sarejevo until he was hit by a car and left lying in the road in agony with a broken leg, just waiting for the next car to finish him off. In Bosnia there are few loving homes for dogs and dog catchers are employed... Read More
07-09-2016 Basil is a 6 year old male Cross breed who survived as a street dog in Sarejevo until he was hit by a car and left lying in the road in agony with a broken leg, just waiting for the next car to finish him off. In Bosnia there are few loving homes for dogs and dog catchers are employed by the state to round up and kill street dogs and the authorities have announced that Sarejevo is to be “cleansed” of 7000 neutered and peaceful street dogs.
Luckilly for Basil, someone alerted a man called Caki who devotes his life to helping these unfortunate animals and he rushed Basil to the vets where his broken leg was operated on and repaired. That was in March and since then, Basil has been kept in kennels paid for by Caki's supporters until we offered him a place at Many Tears.
Unfortunately, being a street dog Basil feels threatened by cats and small furies so we are looking for a cat free home for him. However, Basil is a very friendly boy who walks well on a lead. He loves a chew bone and needs to be kept occupied and busy. He will be easy to train as is very food orientated. He is brilliant with other dogs and a very laid back, loving dog and who would make an ideal family pet.
He now puts weight on and walks on his bad leg but may occasionally lift it to rest. The accident has left him with one leg shorter than the other but physio and/or hydrotherapy will help.
Today I met Basil for the first time, he greeted me with a waggy tail and lots of licks. Basil and I went for a walk and he at first pulled for the first couple of minutes but then settled to a normal pace. When Basil walks he uses all for paws for a little while and then skips on three to rest his poorly leg, Basil uses three legs more when going down hill and his good rear leg turns in a little. Basil is a special lad who deserves a special home where he will be loved.
Basil has been with us for a few days now so it's time for a few things about him. After a few walks we have realised that he can only manage about 20 minutes a day and even that small walk makes him limp for hours afterwards so to help him with his pain he is on medication, how long this will be for is unclear but it could be for a long time. Basil is clean in the house and sleeps the night through. Basil has bonded with Terry but is a little unsure of me so it is possible that males in his past have been horrible to him. Basil listens to what we tell him and will leave and come when told. Basil is constantly on the lookout for food and counter surfs but gets down when told, this is probably a habit left over from his years on the streets and will always be with him. Basil is good with our dogs 4, but when a new foster came he became aggressive but only to this dog. Basil will not like cats or small furries around him and visiting dogs could be a problem as he sees them as invading his territory. This could change as he becomes more settled and secure.
This is me after my cheese and biscuit. Every night we get a piece of cheese and a bonio before bed. Cheese my foster brother has his pills in cheese so we all get some and then we all fall asleep and Cassie snores. My leg is getting stronger but I still have medicine for when it is sore. Foster dad saw an xray of my leg today and got quiet upset by it and said some bad things about the vet who put it back together. I have a little walk every day but only for about 20 minutes and then thats enough and I start to limp but I am warm, fed and loved so I am lucky.
Today mum and dad said they were going to teach me recall? We went for a walk along the lane and met dad and Meggy, dad called me and I ran to him and then back to mum who have me a treat, it was yum! We did this lots of times and dad gave me lots of fuss but mum gave me TREATS. When we got home I thought I would have a rest in the sun. After my sleep I smelled food and found 2 treats in the shopping bag Oh Yum. Dad says that next week we are going to walk up hills to strengthen my back legs. More TREATS please.
Basil has started to increase his walking and going up hills, although he loves this he still is unable to walk far and has a limp afterwards even though he is on pain killers. Basil is frightened by horses but we are working on this and also does not like cats or small animals. Baz is so affectionate and loves a cuddle he has started to bond with our youngest dog, Meg and plays with her. Baz can be a little possesive with toys and is still obsessed with food.
Basil is still waiting for his forever home and is dreaming of waking up on Christmas morning in his new home and a big bone under the tree for him. Baz is coming on in leaps and bounds, his recall is going well and he is walking further each day. Baz is still food orientated but is getting better. Baz loves to be near you and will roll into his back for a belly rub. This lovely lad deserves a great home.
Well this is me snuggled on the sofa having a Christmas rest. I have been thoroughly spoilt with turkey, presents and lots of cuddles. Last year I was wandering the streets fighting for food and often going hungry, now I am warm and loved. I still have a few problems, I will chase cats and birds (they were food) I don't trust strange dogs as they took my food but I love the dogs in my foster home. As father Christmas did not bring me a forever home this is my wish for new year. I want a home where i will be loved and given lots of cuddles a home where i will not be left as I get scared, a new friend to play with and the chance to just be happy for the rest of my life.
Basil is looking a little sorry for himself he had quiet a few teeth out. his years on the street and diet made more than a few rotten so they had to go.
Basil is on a soft diet at present and can't crunch treats so he has a cube of cheese.
Baz is still looking for his forever home with a friend to keep him company and someone there all the time to give him cuddles. The can't be any small animals in the home as he does not like them at all.
Today it was 3 degrees outside but Baz found a patch of sunshine to lay down in all the other dogs looked at him and went to the sofas. Baz is doing so well and his leg is slowly improving. At this moment he is fast asleep on the sofa with all the rest of the dogs but as soon as you sit next to him he turns on his back has a belly rub and goes back to sleep. Baz loves his walks and is walking on the lead with very little correction unless he sees a cat or a strange dog, he is still worried by horses but is slowly getting better.
Now look at what you are missing. I have had my tea and I now am having a belly rub, I do this because Mum likes it.... honest it's for her not me. Later Dad will sit with me and I will let him do the same, it's really a dogs life!
Oh boy, toys! I love toys and the best thing is to lay on my comfy bed and have a good chew especially after I have been for a walk. The good thing is that I do not chew them up because I don't have many teeth left but this does not stop me enjoyed my food or treats. When I go for a walk my leg is so much better and I only limp if I go too mad and try to charge about. I am still waiting for my forever home but it just does not seem to be out there.
ADOPTION DETAILS - BASIL IS BY DONATION
Although BASIL is by donation rather than the full adoption fee, please make your donation a reasonable one in line with the costs that have been incurred. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.
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