Poor little old Esme was found wandering in Essex. She was taken into holding kennels who have contacted us. She is approximately 8 years old and needs a lot of tlc, being thin and needing some dental work. Sorry folks, but we couldn't say no.
She is going into foster with Little Island in London. Esme is booked in for a checkup in the morning and then here with Mimsmum if she needs further Vet treatment immediately, otherwise she is off to London to see the sights.
I took her straight from the holding kennels to the Vets this morning.
The good news is that her heart is sound. Her legs are strong and she is not stressed.
The bad news is that she will go under anesthetic on Monday to have several teeth removed and the rest de-scaled. She also has four mammaries with small growths on them. She is nearly 4 kilos underweight, weighing in under 9 kilos and standing around 22/23 inches at the shoulder.
She has glaucoma starting, which dates her around 9/10 years old.
She had her toenails cut this morning as they were curled under her feet. She has had two feeds so far and will spend a couple of hours in the crate this afternoon whilst I go teach.
When I brought her home the gang instantly went quiet, all quietly and gently came up to her and sniffed and wagged, and she politely sniffed and wagged back. No one, even Miss Elly have had a moan at her. They realize she is frail.
The holding kennels are also a mixed rescue and are kindly sending us £100 donation towards her first op.
She will then need to re-coup for around 4 weeks before undergoing the second op on the small lumps to see if they are tumors.
I'll pot some photos later.
A dog is a gift in life. Love and protect it. _________________