* The branch kennel at the bottom
of our garden is where Precious
the other resident(s) will
be for the first day or so until she
gets to know the other greyhounds.
our garden and
paddock, and once she gets to know
the other dogs she will be allowed in
the house during the day and all
the dogs will then take it
in turn to
sleep in the house at night, so
they become use to sleeping in
both the kennel and the house.
10th July 2014
This afternoon Precious, although that wasn't her name before she arrived came to stay here until we can find her a forever loving home.
11th July 2014
This afternoon Precious took a trip to the vet where she weighed in at 31.2k, which is a little overweight for her. She underwent a thorough examination and given her first inoculation. The vet had a look at her teeth, which she's not seen the like of before, and said she wanted to examine more closely what needed doing while she was under anaesthetic being spayed.
12th July 2014
We received a message on Facebook from the Rescue who took the whippet that Precious had been in the shed with. They say "Little whippy has made our conservatory home at the minute. She's quite nervy and is easily spooked, but does respond to a bit of fuss and wags her tail. In time I'm sure she will come round, I'm just leaving her to get used to her new surroundings in her own time. We've only had 1 wee accident which is amazing. I just want to wish Precious well and will follow her progress and hope she soon finds the home she deserves." This was lovely to receive because now we know both dogs are beginning to do well in their new environment.
14th July 2014
The constant heavy panting that Precious has been doing since she arrived has this afternoon, started to reduce somewhat and the whole household seems more relaxed as a result. Her constant walking and dashing about the house and garden also seems a little less today. Having said that, late this evening she ripped her dew claw off completely and to help stop it bleeding we bandaged it up and settled her in her bed in the kennel. A muzzle was needed because in settling down she decided to try and chew the bandage off.
15th July 2014
This morning Precious went to the vet to be speyed. She weighed in at 30.6k, so she has lost 0.6k. All went well with her operation and we brought her home in the afternoon. Still a little groggy she lay in her bed in the warm and went to sleep.
28th July 2014
Wendy has quite taken to Precious and Precious to Wendy, so Wendy asked if she could foster her while all her dentat treatment was being done and until she found a new forever home. Wendy collected her this evening and off they went.
29th July 2014
We heard today that Precious has settled in with Wendy's family and their other greyhound, Coco. She was no problem at all last night and today she's enjoyed her walks and been fine. She'd met the 2 terriers along the road and ignored them.
She took a fancy to the couple of hens Wendy has in her garden. Although the hens have a hut and 'run' they get out, which they shouldn't do! Wendy is teaching Precious to leave them alone.
4th August 2014
Today was the first day Wendy let Precious off the lead in the big field to have a run. She loved all the fresh air, space and freedom and just ran and ran until she could run no more, then lay in the grass to rest and recover her breath. She just loved it!
8th August 2014
This morning Precious took a trip to the vets for the first stage of her dental and to have her second inoculation. I must admit we were all very anxious about her going because the vet was going to remove two of her upper canines that had been either filed, sawn or worn down so as to be level with her gums. This can be quite a dangerous operation because of the length of time under anaesthetic, and the roots being big and going very close to the nasal passage, any mistake or a root being slightly off line could mean an interference with her nose structure and the possibility of a breathing issue for life. This is the last thing we want with what she's already been through.
We were all on 'pins' until we got the phone call from the vet to say they had removed 2 upper canines and an upper incisor. All went well and Precious was resting.
When Stuart called in to collect her in the evening she gave him a lovely welcome. He drove her back to Wendy and everyone were very happy the day had passed okay and she was back home again.
13th August 2014
Precious has been so much happier since those teeth were removed and this afternoon she visited the vet for a check up. The vet was very pleased with her progress and she said the stitches were healing lovely.
28th August 2014
Precious was in the vets again this morning for the removal of her two lower canines. It was a long and delicate operation but thankfully all went well and and she was allowed home in the evening.
29th August 2014
We heard today that Precious is up and about as if nothing had happened and this morning is a very happy girl. She is again on soft food for a few days to allow the stitches to heal and the vet wants to see her next week to ensure all is okay.
31st August 2014
This afternoon Wendy, who has been fostering Precious called in to complete all the adoption paperwork and take her home with her, this time as her own dog instead of her foster dog.
Precious chose Wendy from the first moment she saw her and Wendy 'fell' for Precious at the same time so we are assured of a long and loving life for Precious in her new forever home.
7th September 2014
Wendy, Precious's owner helps me do my bed and breakfast rooms on a Sunday to allow me more time for the re-homing of dogs etc. This morning she brought Precious so we could see how well she was looking.
19th September 2014
This evening we received a couple of photos of Precious and her companion Coco enjoying a stroll along the sands at Humphrey Head near Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria.
6th January 2016
Precious arrived this morning to stay for the day while her owners were away at a funeral. Precious walked in, said hello to everyone and made herself at home.
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* The branch kennel
Precious 2 days after she
arrived - 12th July 2014
A little over weight and still panting!
Playing with her Kong
3rd August 2014
and taking a rest.
9th August 2014