Petal- a starving stray dog no longer!


Here is the lovely little Petal; found by The Hubby as she was running around scavenging for food by the N7 a few days ago. She is skin & bone, & has a hairline fracture of one hip & a slight hip dysplasia on the other, but she is a loving, friendly, trusting little girl. She is about 3 yrs old, looks like a Parson Jack Russell mixed with a King Charles. We love her.

Hubby took her to the local vet to check her for a microchip & get her looked over. He registered her as found with the local vet & the ISPCA, (as well as calling to the local houses- tho ‘ if she was owned by someone there and let to run & starve like that, they don’t deserve a pet!)  I’ve checked local and national lost & found websites, but she is not listed as lost. If she was, she’d have been lost a while to be in the extremely thin state she’s in now, so I checked to over 6 months back. That was heartbreaking- so many pets lost or stolen; most not resolved.

If she is someone’s genuinely lost pet, of course we will return her, but as you can imagine, we love her & want very much to keep her. About a month ago , our very 1st dog, Shep, died. We, and our other 2 dogs, were heartbroken. Now Petal is here, and she fits in wonderfully. We even know how to care for her while her hip mends, as Shep had broken his not long after we adopted him, too.  (We think it was sheep dog vs vehicle. He got out one morning at our old house, and being a dyed in the wool car chaser before we adopted him, that is what he must have done. Thankfully, with time, neutering, & better fencing that activity ceased.)  He was a true gentleman, and his loss is keenly felt.

Shep on a snowy walk

So now Petal is with us, and she is a true lady. She knows we are trying to help, & never growls or snaps, even when we unknowingly jostled her sore hip, or when the vet had to position her on the xray table and it was a bit painful for her. When The Hubby found her a song with the refrain ”you are my angel” was playing on the radio. And she really is.

I hope to post photos and updates as she fattens up and recovers.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Edie
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 03:53:02

    I know Petal will be very happy in her new home. Our dog is a wired hair terrier/jack russell type and we rescued him from the pound. That breed is a little hyper but very loving dog. I hope you get to keep her.


    • aflowergal
      Sep 13, 2010 @ 19:36:19

      Thanks, Edie; she’s doing really well, settling in & putting on weight.She got an abscess from a puncture wound 😦 but with antibiotics it is healing up nicely. You can’t keep a terrier down, can you- what great spirits they have!


  2. magnumlady
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 11:30:11

    Aww Petal is lovely.
    We got our dog from the dog pound. I can’t imagine why he ended up there, he’s such a lovely dog.


    • aflowergal
      Sep 23, 2010 @ 20:20:10

      Thanks!It is sad,isn’t it, how many wonderful animals end up in shelters & pounds. We got our lovely Jessie,(a purebred Rottweiler with papers!)from the Inistioge Puppy Rescue!She was a special case; 4 years old & VERY scared of people & needed time to trust again- esp. men- but now she is fine,and she really is a treasure. I’m guessing that is your rescue dog on your flicker page- what a cutie!!


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