Wednesday, 17 February 2010

New Foster Raven

Sorry for the infrequency of postings lately, but I just haven’t felt up to being bright and chatty after losing Ali (thank you for all your kind words) and then last weekend I was hit by a nasty cold bug.  Sore throat followed by 2 days of a very, very wet nose and constant sneezing, luckily now I am feeling better although I still have a fuggy head.  It must have been bad as at the weekend when I had ample time to indulge and sit around just knitting or crocheting revelling in my germs guilt free I didn’t even feel like doing that – what a waste!

Anyway on to other news.  A couple of weeks ago after only 4 days had elapsed after Rocky’s departure we welcomed Raven into our home.  He is about 2, black with a slight white muzzle, white chest and little white on his feet.  He was in a bad way, very thin, open wounds, broken tail, and with loads of pressure sores after lying on concrete.  I can’t say too much way about where he his from at the moment as it looks likely that a cruelty & neglect case may follow.  Even in this miserable state and being denied care and companionship he is such a gorgeous, friendly & trusting boy.  Over the few days we have had him he has emerged from his ordeal a very lively, puppyish, inquisitive and very loving dog.  He is trying to cram over 2 years of being unloved into the last 2 weeks as he loves to sit on your lap – at 32kgs no mean feat!  All his open wounds have healed, his coat is beginning to grow back even with a shine and he sits for treats & his dinner.

The first two pictures are on the day we got him and the third picture is with Nigel who he idolizes after being with us a few days.

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  1. Oh poor Raven! He is lucky to have the two of you too lavish much over due affection on to him now!!!! Glad that he is showing signs of recovery already.

  2. Poor boy. But he has you now and he's looking so much better in the 3rd picture. He's going to be very handsome when he is completely mended, not that he is unhandsome now. He's lovely:-)

  3. poor thing , you wonder how people can do it -- give him a big hug from me


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