How a Rescue Dog Can Change Your Life I had some extremely sad news recently. One of my ex-foster rescue dogs, Mickey, has passed away. He was a thirteen-year-old Yorkshire Terrier and I was lucky enough to follow his life from rescue to adoption because he went to live with a relative of a close... Continue Reading →
Goodbye My Friend. About Dog Bereavement
Goodbye My Friend....A Chat about Dog Bereavement Dog bereavement is a raw and painful loss. In this post I write about my own feelings after losing my beloved Alfie, very suddenly. At the bottom of the post is a poem I wrote dedicated to Alfie. It's called Goodbye My Friend, I hope you like it.... Continue Reading →
Are Dogs Addictive?
Are Dogs Addictive? Here are my own two dogs (Alfie has now sadly died) my daughter's cava poo Rosie and Mickey the Yorkshire Terrier who is an ex-foster dog who comes back for holidays. As you can see they all got on really well! I came across this poem recently and it got me thinking... Continue Reading →
Who Rescued Who?
Who Rescued Who? Yesterday I received a phone call from the lady who adopted my first ever foster dog, Misty, who is on the right in the picture. She just rang me for a chat, an update and to see how I was, how lovely is that? It's been six years since I started fostering. I... Continue Reading →
Harvey Remembered Today it's three years since this tiny rescue dog died in my arms on the way to the vets. You'll find Harvey's story here. Harvey Harvey’s New Lease of Life Farewell Harvey When the rain is blowing in your face And the whole World is on your case I could... Continue Reading →
Harvey's Song Today it's three years since this tiny rescue dog died in my arms on the way to the vets. You'll find Harvey's story here. Harvey Harvey’s New Lease of Life Farewell Harvey I used to sing this song to him, it's by Adele When the rain is blowing in your face... Continue Reading →
Life Of A Rescued Dachshund
Life Of A Rescued Dachshund It's approaching two years since Darcy came to stay with us. Sometimes I feel like my training fell upon deaf ears, which anyone with a dachshund will experience on a day-to-day basis. Ask them to stop barking at next doors cat for the umpteenth time and they happily ignore you,... Continue Reading →
Don’t Overlook the Golden Oldies
Don't Overlook the Golden Oldies In Rescue My experience in dog rescue bought to light how overlooked the more mature dogs were when it came to be considered for adoption. I completely agree that a puppy comes with no emotional baggage, can be trained easily and after all who doesn't love a puppy? Having said... Continue Reading →
Older Dogs in Rescue, Don’t Overlook The Golden Oldies!
Older Dogs in Rescue I wanted to highlight here how difficult it is for older dogs in rescue. Through personal experience, I wanted to demonstrate just how fulfilling the senior rescues can be. I completely agree that a puppy comes with no emotional baggage, can be trained easily and after all who doesn't love a... Continue Reading →
Epilepsy in Dogs
Epilepsy in Dogs Today we discuss Epilepsy in dogs and I share my personal experience of fostering a rescue Jack Russell who suffered from this condition. When Uri came to stay with me, he had been picked up as a stray. We had no information about his health except that he was severely underweight. It... Continue Reading →