Dilly will be having her xray under sedation and blood tests next week . We have been trying to get her to eat by cooking her fish chicken sausages ,scrambled eggs ,we have also put garlic powder or brewers yeast on her food to stimulate her appetite .She is only eating such small ammounts that it is a worry .We have even tried to hand feed her .We get so excited when she licks her lips when she smells her food but after a couple of pieces she has had enough .Any ideas please on what she might eat Her nickname is Dilly Nutkin as she is burying her treats around the garden .Good job she doesnt know the squirrel is digging them up . She is the sweetest girl and has become so loving ,she lifts her paw to tell us to carry on petting her now . She still hasnt accepted the cats .We have tried every day ,with her muzzle on and on the lead .She is fine as long as they stay away from her .If they start to go near her she bares her teeth and really growls .The cats have never spat at her or showed any threatening behaviour ,i think it is because they are so laid back and have no fear of her ,if they would just keep their distance she would probably accept them in time .They are just so used to having a lively bouncy dog around so why be worried about her .They used to cuddle up to Brooke . As Dilly is not feeling her best at the moment and we dont know what is going on inside her body we have decided that it is best we keep the animals separate .Maybe she just cant be bothered with them around her at the moment ,and also the cats have no fear of dogs and we would like it to stay that way .Who knows, when we have got her sorted out and she is eating and feeling better things might change .She cant tell us how she is feeling and if she has pain . It would break my heart for her to be in pain . We both love her so much and wish she has come into i life sooner I will update as soon as we get her results .
Thinking of you all. Be happy Dilly. Maybe she expects the cats to run away from her and that's why she growls when they get close, she's telling them to run! Good idea to keep them apart for now anyway. It doesn't take long for those paws to become entangled in your heart does it.
Ive just been reading through this, bless you for giving the old lady a chance, and i hope all is good news at the vets, i can see how you have fallen in love she is a stunner, best wishes and paws crossed Clairex
Dilly has had a little to eat today .I am hand feeding her now and she ate a bit of fish this morning and she just had a small amount of chicken .Small is better than nothing . She is still not eating any treats and hides them either in the garden or in her bed . The vet did say she didnt have a temperature ,so its not that she has a bug or anything .We are very worried ,as we have only had her 1 month and although we did know she had the tumours ,we hoped they would not start to cause her a problem for a long time yet .We pray that the cancer has not spread .
Have you tried offering her some baby food? I've found that a blob of it on your hand can tempt a hound into licking it and getting some reasonably concentrated calories. The little bottles of it aren't too expensive and have less salt etc than most dog stuff.....the organic ones are nice!
Dilly ,our bundle of loviness went to Rainbow Bridge yesterday evening .She didnt want to leave us really but she did miss her dad so much .Now she is young and strong and leeping in the sun . Every time Dilly saw a landrover she would get so excited and want to follow it ,last night i asked James her owners son if the dad had owned one and he did .Everytime she saw a landrover she must have thought he had come back for her .Well they are together forever now . She was due to have blood done and x rays but one look at her yesterday proved that the x rayed and blood tests would just confirm what was plain to see ,that the cancer had spread to other parts of her body . We only had her a short time but it was time worth having ,as she was the sweetest old lady and we loved her and her us . We both sat on the floor with her and talked to her and kissed her as she was passing . We have a place in our garden that we call the gateway to Rainbow Bridge ,as we have ashes of our past animals there and Dilly always chose that part of the garden to lay .I think she was getting ready for her journey . Our hearts are breaking today but we have no regrets fostering her .We just needed her to be in our lives a little longer .
just read all through this again... you gave dilly such a wonderful home for the last 5 weeks of her life.. She had been through so much before she got to you and in such a short time you both made her so happy
We have just received a lovely bouquet of flowers and box of chocs from Southern Lurcher Rescue .Thank you so much for that kind gesture .Much appreciated Dilly always liked to lay in a certain part of the garden ,and we are going to put a string of solar light in the tree above where she used to lay .That will be Dillys tree