Lily hasn't had a good night and seems to be in more pain than she should be. The vets called us this morning to see how she was (as she was so slow coming round yesterday) and she is going back this afternoon for some more pain killing injections. She is been for a gentle walk this morning which she enjoyed, but she is not her usual self.
She's back, with a supply of Rimadyl for the pain. She's very tender around her nethers and keeping out of the lurchery play going on here. She's very quiet and giving lots of Princess Diana saluki stares!!
Lily seems to be recovering from her spaying now. She has been joining in the dog walks, albeit at a gentle pace and is not so dazed and frightened now.
She is a joy to have around, she is such a people person. If she could she would spend the whole day glued to your side. She likes nothing better than resting her head on your lap or standing by my side when I'm using the computer - it means lots of one handed typing....
It is essential that she ends up with a family where someone is around most of the time and ideally where she can sleep close to people. She doesn't like bed time here as we have to leave the dogs downstairs in the living room as we have four cats who live upstairs and she does whimper and cry for quite a while before she settles. If she was an only dog I don't think she would settle happily - whereas here she is one of four .
Lily has the sofest fur and loves to lick - any part of your body that isn't covered ;D. Young children need to be prepared for this, some will love it, but others can find it a bit frightening. I know my 4yr old nephew wasn't comfortable being licked, whereas my 8yr old niece loved it .
She is still eating her food really quickly, but this is typical of a stray dog. Our Penny took about 3mths before she started to eat at a normal speed and not try steal everyone elses. Lily is an ace countersurfer, even though she is small she will try and get things out of the sink (empty cat food cans for example).
Lily will make the best pet, but does currently rely on her humans for comfort and reassurance. She is less than a year old and really still a pup. I don't think she's had much puppyhood and has yet to get to grip with the idea of toys and games. She walks to heel when off lead, but is so inquisitive that onlead walking can take a bit of a while to get anywhere.
Lily will be free to go to home new home next Saturday and we already have a few applications, so if you're interested you best contact Jenny (mimsmum) ASAP!!
What a lovely update on little Lily, Caroline. Sie sounds a real darling and will make a family with children a wonderful pet once she's gained some more confidence. She is desperate to be loved as she had probably had to fend for herself in her poor little life. Somebody who can give her the time she needs and lots of reassurance will be rewarded with the most gorgeous little hound.
She is a very sweet little girl and I am glad she is beginning to recover now.
Lovely photos Anna - and we had a lovely time yesterday afternoon. Thanks very much.
Good news too - Lily has been back to the vets, everything is now going well and she will be having her stitches out and 2nd vac on Saturday. Apparently she bled quite a lot during the op, which accounts for the pain she has been suffering.
The vet also said that Lily is now the perfect weight for her size and age and she has lovely teeth (not that I can take any credit for this).
So we're all ready for Lily to move to her forever home....