under the anaesthetic the vet shaved the hair away from the wound on his shoulder to stop it matting into the scab and cleaned the whole area. It was being slow to heal but there was no infection.
15th December 2012
This afternoon Nelson went of with his new owners to his new home where we hope he will have a long and happy life.
3rd March 2013
This afternoon Nelson was returned to Rescue because his new owners said things were just not working out as they thought. Alfie, as we will always know him was very quiet and patient while we were talking and once the 'Transfer of Ownership' form was signed and we were on our own I took him into the garden to meet the others and do his toilet.
19th March 2013
Alfie went to his new home today, which we hope will be his forever home and that he will be very happy there.
29th March 2013
We received an email today letting us know that as this email is being written
Alfie and Kya, his companion greyhound are both flat on their backs fast asleep, with Alfi snoring his head off!
It has been a difficult adjustment for Alf, primarily learning that he is not supposed to poo and wee in the house. Over the first 8 days they've had to have eyes in the back of their heads to try and stop him and quickly guide him to the garden. Even with three good walks a day, and plenty of time in the garden chasing round, he still seemed to always find a bit extra to leave in the house!
Anyway, now the good news. Over the last two days, he seems to have really turned a corner with no accidents, he now understands the garden is his toilet and knows how to ask.
So far he has been an absolute gentleman, especially so around Kya, perhaps that was part of his problem as he always waited for her to instigate what to do, even when it came to eating, he would wait until she started before he would follow. Now he seems to be finding the confidence to just get on and do and is settling in, appearing to be a very, very, happy hound. Even though he's ventured upstairs and found the spare double bed, he still prefers to stay near Kya overnight downstairs, where they both sleep through without a peep from either of them -
Many thanks for allowing Alfi to become a new member of the family.
14th June 2014
and his owner's met Alfie recently while out walking - they live in the next village. Dream's
owners said Alfie looked well and that he and Dream
were like 'doubles'!
16th January 2017
An email arrived today from Alfie's owners following his passing away three days ago. In it they say "It is an incredible sad loss to lose Alfi, so tragically and sudden.
At 9am on 13th January he returned in from the garden as normal, and began 'screaming’, it could be seen immediately his left hind hock was broken, we called the emergency vet ambulance and thankfully once at the vets his immense pain was abated by intravenous methadone. His x-rays showed his hock had completely smashed into a virtual pulp, his x-rays sent to a specialist, who the following day, confirmed osteosarcoma.
His prognosis, with an amputation from the hip was maximum 4 months, with chemotherapy etc. We took the heartfelt, excruciating decision to put him to sleep, to stop him having to endure any further trauma or pain. He died very peacefully in our arms. After his adopted sister Kya died, we always planned on finding him his perfect companion, but Alfi was a very happy and content 'only’ hound, and he was just that, a beautiful gentle boy, loyal, perfect in every way".