Well here she is folks. Little Peg Leg Poppy. A lovely little lemon brindle girlie. Only about 6/8 months old. I will know more when I get back from Anils after her 5 p.m. appointment.
History - found wandering across the rifle ranges and taken in by the army. She was on death row and her kind dog warden Jemma couldn't let that happen.
She is an absolute poppet. Has a temperament to die for. Is now with four of ours, but Elly is doing her usual don't come near me attitude.
She loves Tag and has had a lovely couple of hours playing. She travelled home as quiet as a mouse and just laid down. Walks lovely on the lead. Loves love and cuddles and is very inquisitive in a quiet way, not in your face.
Very small, only about 20 inches at the shoulder and very whippety. She is underweight, but another 2 kilos should see her right. She has been well looked after in kennels and doesn't need a bath today. She is not a smelly girlie, but a very very loving one.
Off to the vet in a mo.... will let you know how she gets on....
A total dream...... lemon brindle..... Jules.... ;D
Here she is...
Hello, pleased to meet you..
Are we off. You start the engine and I'll be a good girlie.
She has a deformed leg, in that the radius has grown at a faster rate than the ulna causing the curvature of the lower leg. She is not in pain, but we have booked her in for neutering and an x-ray whilst she is under.
Anil dates her at around 10/11 months old.
Whilst at the council kennels she had her teeth descaled as they were quite bad for a littlun, and first vax. Thanks Jemma for taking her under your wing.
Poppy weighed in at 14.2 kilos and is about 20 at the shoulder. Could just do with two kilos on her. She is a slim type of lurcher in build anyway.
All heart and very trusting and loving. Nothing seems to phase her, except Miss Elly trying to give her a ticking off for passing by and nipping her nose. No harm done. She has met the neighbours dogs and wagged for England.
She seems to want to be near Megan which is baffling Megan, but Megan is accepting it.
Nina will be fostering Poppy after her neutering. Probably on Sunday.
Strange, but it feels like she has been here all along, she is just that type of dog. Fitted in, and loving it.
Has settled down for a rest and just watching the family go by.
A total poppet.
A dog is a gift in life. Love and protect it. _________________
The problem will be if she pelts along and goes down a hole or snags it She does like to run round the garden with Tag, but we have restricted them to the patio area. She goes upstairs, but not down them. We will know Thursday what the prognosis is.
Had a lovely sleep last night. She was a good girlie on the lead and did a big wee before bedtime. Had to be coaxed up the stairs and Mollie called her onto her bed. Quiet til 5 a.m. when I woke up.
Being a mum I thought, I'll lift her and take her down for a wee. That's when I found out she doesn't do down I carried her down, easily as she is lighter than Sofi and she performed a lovely wee in the garden ;D
I felt very smug. Coaxed her up to bed again, but 15 minutes later she did a poo. She was pacing and we should have realised. Thank god it was cleanable and she is not runny. She then curled up next to Tag on our bedroom floor and we overslept. Just waking up at 8.15 a.m. :-[
Tag was then promptly sick on the stairs Don't know why. I brought Poppy down, after we could catch her as she shakes as you are taking her down the stairs and she has just performed in the garden. What a good little girlie.
She keeps looking at herself in our bedroom mirror, and so she should, she is lovely. ;D