We’ve had a bit of a blogging holiday over the summer. Well, we all deserve a break now and then, and there’s not been much fundraising activity again this year, as the Covid pandemic rumbles on. However, Twilight doesn’t rest on its laurels, as there is always something happening with the Puds. We were delighted to see dear Mimi and Cleo, Caesar’s sister finally go home to their mum, and equally happy that our dear friend is now back home, safe and well. Over the summer we’ve had a few new Puddings arrive, so it’s time to introduce our latest recruits.
Originally called Verti, dear Cinders arrived at the end of June. This darling little Breton spaniel is just around 11 years old and blind. Being without sight the lovely Jane Marple (a rescue Association here in France – not a detective agency!) was contacted to help this stray who had landed a short straw SPA that if taken in would have been pts as she is ‘ugly’. Thankfully the lady who found her contacted Jane Marple, who in turn asked us. Sometimes rescue is about timing, and sadly having lost Cappi we had room in the inn.
This precious little lady is a very gentle soul. Blind from some kind of trauma rather than cataracts. She has fitted in very well with her new Twilight buddies and is enjoying life exploring the garden. Dear Cinders, you are beautiful and you will go to the ball little love bundle.
Dear Athena arrived at the beginning of August. This darling young lady was found in the Mornac area, dumped with her sister. She has an overseas chip. Both had to serve the six months quarantine. Deeply sad, that in this time, Athena’s sister died of a twisted stomach. Such bad luck on top of so much already. Athena was allowed to finish her quarantine in foster, where a close eye started to show the extent of her problems.
Athena has severe spinal damage, all vertebrae fused crushed or damaged. Her hips the same, her knees and ankles. She has severe eye filming, but can still see. Her intestines are so affected by her arthritic condition that she can only tolerate special food. Her breathing is that of an English Bulldog who has been overbred.
Darling Athena is just four years old. Nothing can be done to ease her situation, other than life long anti-inflammatory and pain killers, eye treatments and special food. But, at Twilight we shall give her all we can. She will enjoy water therapy and the biggest love hugs. She loves her cuddles and her life is good, especially when chewing her toys x
A little while ago we heard of a horrid story and grim reality of 40 hounds (those that were left alive), being rescued with the help of wonderful Hope and SPA Limoges. So much trauma for so many souls. One poor lass was in even worse condition and needed back leg amputation and eye removal. So, it was time to help this lady rehab.
Just recently arrived at the end of August, we are pleased to introduce you to the beautiful Flopsy. She has horrendous hound ear trouble. The SPA have done wonders, but surgery may be needed. Currently we have her on ear treatment and antibiotics as she has a slight temperature. She is six and quite strong when she gets going. On arrival poor Flopsy was deeply scared of humans, not surprising given all she has been through. But within a few days she began exploring the house, and enjoying the company of her fellow puds and a few gentle cuddles. Let’s hope love shows her the way xxx