Happy Endings - February 2022
ENOLA WAS JAFFA
The day Enola walked through our door a month ago she knew she was home. She jumped of the sofa and claimed a space as her favourite spot. To begin with she was shy of her harness and lead as didn't know what on earth they were. Within a few walks she quickly realised what a joy being outside was and now gets herself to the door tail wagging whilst we all get shoes on to go. Recall training went like a dream and she responds excellently. She has learnt what running is and does so like a cross between bambi and a frog, its a joy to watch! She loves running through the forestry and the local fields taking all the new smells. She has had her first adventure to the beach and I swear her eyes grew twice the size as did her heart as she ran like a free soul across the sand. She is absolutely amazing with my children and is proof that there are dogs that can be rehomed with children. She and our other dog Sherlock just adore each other which shows in the photos I've sent in. Where we go the dogs go and she is going to have a fun filled, jam packed love filled life with us. We are all off on holiday in a few months and we know she is just going to love it going to all the different beaches. Thank you to everyone who works so hard to provide these dogs with the absolute best care, you are all amazing.
Love from the Bowser-Clarke's , Sherlock and Enola xx
Just giving an update on Thistle the Norwegian Elkhound we adopted in October 2021, and a few photos, she was a bit over weight when we picked her up and very unsure of other dogs and people, with a lot of training, time, patience she is the most wonderful, loyal loving dog and has developed a great character. Thistle was very unsure of other dogs and a bit protective when we first got her but now she has lots of walks and meets her friends every day for a nice big walk. And loves cuddles on the settee in the evening.
BLISS WAS ANDREA
It was 3 years ago today that we collected a terrified Beagle from Many Tears.
She joined our other 2 Beagles who accepted her immediately.
For months she was afraid of everything but she has gradually improved although she still hates any noises (except the biscuit tin or her lead)
Sadly in September 2020 we lost our oldest Beagle Bella after a short illness just before her 11th birthday.
It was a traumatic time but Breeze has appreciated Bliss's company even more. They are inseparable.
Bliss loves her walks and is a friendly and sociable girl now.
Amazingly, after all this time, she has started to show a mischievous side and sometimes runs into the lounge and throws the sofa cushions into the air or chews a slipper. It is a joy to see.
In these uncertain times we haven't returned to our usual three Beagles but hopefully one day ???
Mary and Martin
POLLY WAS WAIVER
A year ago today we made a 4 hour trip to MT to meet Waiver, now Polly, taking our resident MT Westie Sally with us. We will never forget our first glimpse of Polly. She was in a pen with 3 other little dogs waiting to be collected. We saw a sad little whiteish face silently peering out from the back while the other 3 dogs were jumping up and barking excitedly. She was completely shut down. Luckily she immediately bonded with her Dad. Wouldn't let him out of her sight for a couple of months. She didn't know what a doggie treat or biscuit was. So so sad. After the first couple of nights she has been completely clean in the house. No accidents. Our neighbour spotted her in the garden and said 'oh you've got a brown one this time!' Soon got rid of the brown. She not bothered by noises. Still doesn't know how to play. Lead training was very slow. Just wouldn't walk at all until I got the cheese out. Even then we walk a few paces and stop. More cheese then on a bit farther. But now her daily walks are the highlight of her day. She walks beautifully. Gets so excited but just doesn't like other dogs and stops in her tracks and freezes if she sees one coming. She is so quiet, only the occasional bark. takes no notice of doorbell ringing and takes no notice of visitors unless they go to her. Loves her bed, would share her food, waits her turn, always at the back. So good to handle apart from claw cutting!!! Still freezes when picked up and never gone on her back for a tummy tickle but likes a lap to sit on.
Polly is our third MT Westie but we have had 7 through the years - but none like Polly. We know she came from Ireland but wish we knew more. She seems such a loner as if she has always been on her own with no human or doggie contact. She was apparently 4 years old but I sometimes think 4 going on 14! We've had one big leap this week. She did the stairs on her own for the first time. So scared of them. She likes to take herself off down the garden and sits in the sunshine on her own taking everything in. She often has a blank look in her eyes. She gets so excited when we come in from shopping so we do hope we are making her happy. We love her to bits. Thank you for letting her come to live with us. Kind regards to you all and keep up the wonderful work you do. Dawn and Ray Gulliver and Sally.
We never thought we could love another dog as much as we did our Shaun.
Then, this boy came into our lives.
He is the sweetest boy who came into the house and did zoomies for a full 5 minutes!
He has made our house a home again, I thank you Sylvia for giving us that second look, the garden is secure, the squirrels and cats send him into a frenzy and he is literally attached to my husband most of the time!
DOLLY WAS SAMI
We traveled from the north of England to Wales to adopt a little one eyed dog called Sami in January. She has settled into our home with our other dog Millie and we can’t thank you enough. Within a couple of days she had settled in and is loving her new home. Everyone who meets her loves her as she is so friendly and just wants cuddles. Both dogs adore each other and Dolly as she is called now bring so much joy to the house
We had no issues with training and socialising her only walking on a lead is the last step. We are taking this step slowly as Dolly doesn’t like the cold weather she prefers to snuggle up inside. Dolly brings us such pleasure especially as she now knows how to play with toys and is a pleasure to watch her learn and grow. She has her dad wrapped around her little paws and loves her treats.
Thankyou for all the great work you do. We tell everyone about Dolly’s start in life and sing your praises
Neil and Sarah Wright