Collected from holding kennels by Lorna today. Thank you folks. Transported just in time for a checkup and micro chipping and first vax. Little Lily is quite scared of other dogs at the mo, although she is fine with little Sofi and being gradually introduced to the gang. She loves people, and really loves children. She made a beeline for a 7 year old girl outside the vets and nuzzled her and wagged. Poor little Lily has a recovering flank from either flea infestation or a wound, she has a few scars up inside her legs and has mucky ears at the mo, but nothing major. She is well muscled for a dog of her age. Vet Sue and I both agreed today that she is approximately 12 months old.
She is only a little bit underweight, not food aggressive, and takes treats nicely. She has now settled down in the big crate for a rest before we go for a lead walk to introduce the boys more to her. She has nosed Alfie and Milo through the crate and her tail is finally lifting from between her legs.
Walks nicely on the lead, no pulling, but early days!
She is very pretty and the photos I have taken do not do her justice. She has markings on her face similar to Caroline's Lexi, very subtle saluki markings. I will take some more photos later when she has had time to settle.
All quiet here - unebelievable with 8 dogs, shush.....
After her intiial scaredycat start little Lilly is coming out of her shell. All have sniffed and all have play-bowed and she is fine with them. Not said hello to Miss Elly yet. Probably not going to either, as Elly is giving her the evil eye. Some more piccies of her introductions to the boys and then the garden.
She has a lovely dark streak running through her, very pretty and a very pretty face mask.
Meeting Milo and Tag
Sniffing Milo - and Tag chewed that door
Tag giving her the old charm
And it worked. In for the
And Alfie McVitie being a gentleman. He was so comical, he didn't know what to do, play or sniff.
A dog is a gift in life. Love and protect it. _________________
Lily is now home with us for fostering. She has been introduced to the Harefield Three and they are all getting on well. She is a complete cuddle monster and has eaten all her dinner. Photos (many photos....) will start tomorrow. She is a very pretty girlie and I'm sure will be snapped up really quickly.
According to your initial observations, Caroline, here is another poor little mite that was obviously mistreated and kicked at a very young age resulting in a frightened dog that may be scarred for life. ........... She just sounds so much like our little Elmer who was so so scared when we collected him from uncle Barney, and the time, love and patience required to help them overcome their deeply rooted fears should not be under estimated. Little Elmer has improved considerably in those ten months we've had him and I am sure Barney will notice a big difference when he comes to do his post home check with us, but we are STILL working with little hound.......... and STILL hoping..............
Well, Lily passed the stunt kids test, she just wanted to lick them and sit and be cuddled. Her recall is excellent, she is first back every time. She is very interested in everything to do with food and will countersurf at every opportunity.
She's a lovely girl and didn't get involved with an incident with one of our cats today , so may be more cat friendly than I had imagined.
I'll be making the arrangements for her to be spayed tomorrow, so get your applications in quick because I don't think she'll be here for long once she's had her operation. ;D
Thanks for Lily's update, Caroline, she sounds a dear little girl.
Hoping everything will be going okay with her neutering operation tomorrow. Don't forget to keep the roast chicken at hand for Lily after her operation - I don't think she will be able to do any counter surfing after her op for a little while.............
Some more piccies would be nice, provided your camera batteries have charged up by now.