Well I’ll warn you now that this post doesn’t have the happy ending we would have all liked.
When Gambit left for his new home Mumma put her name down to foster two girl puppies in a litter of five, that had been dumped at the pound at just 5 weeks of age 😦
Jaysie and Tilly were bold little puppies afraid of nothing and very easy to socialise. Mumma took them everywhere, schools, preschools, the main street, to all her friends, on a big 5 hour car trip up to Grandma and Grandad’s! They played with all the friendly and vaccinated doggies Mumma could find. Mumma socialised them to having baths and their nails clipped and being brushed… everything!
Mumma also had two wonderful homes lined up with really wonderful families for these energetic, cheeky and wiggly-bummed puppies.
Jaysie and Tilly couldn’t go to their new families until they had been desexed at 10 weeks old.
At 10 weeks Mumma dropped them off at the vet. But when she got home she got a phone call that little Tilly had had a reaction to the anaesthesia and had suffered severe brain damage. So Tilly was given her wings and sent to wait for mumma with Mr Darcy.
I’m not going to talk about how hard that was for the family, as you all probably can guess pretty easily.
But the good news is that Jaysie (now known as Ziva) went off to her lovely forever home a few days later where she has a gentle Labrador for a sister and is adored by her family.
Mumma still gets sent the odd email from the people who have adopted her foster doggies. Getting an email and photo and finding out all the things her doggies have been up to is one of the happiest things a foster carer can look forward to 🙂