Twinklet Goes Home To Begin Her Real Life
Yesterday, Twinklet, the dumped breeding dog went to her new home, ready to begin living her real life. Not the life of horror she’d previously been existing in, not living, where she’d been bred almost to death and kicked out when no longer productive, with almost fatal injuries. No, yesterday saw her start living her life in the only proper sense: as a dog who’ll be loved unconditionally for being herself, and one where she’ll never know another moment of suffering, in what we all hope will be now be a long life. It will certainly be a happy one, for she’s gone home to Donna and her unique pack of canine companions. Donna is a volunteer for the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre, which means Twinklet will get all the support needed, as and when it arises in future. Plus she’ll regularly see all her friends, human and canine that she’s made whilst being in the care of DBARC for the last 2 months.
Thanks to wonderful generosity from supporters, Twinklet’s Smile Appeal closed at a great total. All of which goes towards her seriously expensive, specialist veterinary care.
It’s been a remarkable, life-affirming few weeks, not only seeing Twinklet’s bravery and spirit shine throughout her ordeal, but, knowing so many people from several different countries contributed to her care. It’s hard for small rescues like DBARC to prioritise their funds in times that are increasingly expensive, and to have people help in this way makes that side of the daily decision-making a lot easier.
Last night on DBARC’s Facebook Page, Twinklet posted this message of thanks,
Dear DBARC supporters, Schnauzerfest supporters, and all the other wonderful people out there who have been following my progress and contributing in so many ways to help me along the road to recovery.
I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my brave little heart. I could not have come to where I am today without you all – and where am I today? Well, at last I am in my very own home with my very own pack (think you humans would call that a family!). Last evening the time was finally right for me to check out of the luxury accommodation I have been enjoying at DBARC. My new mummy was a bit emotional about this (how pathetic!). She was worried that I wouldn’t cope away from my special friend Janet North, and that I would also not cope with leaving the first place where ever in my life I have felt continually safe and loved. How ridiculous! I am one tough little Schnauzer heroine! In the past couple of months I have endured a Near Death experience, abandonment, horrible injuries, surgery several times, been an inpatient at three different Vet surgeries on multiple occasions, the list goes on! So a change of scene was hardly going to faze me, was it?!
On arrival at my new home I was greeted by some Schnauzers I had already met, and other pack members who were new to me. It went something like: “Hi, I’m Twinklet” with the response: “Hi Twinklet, come out and explore the garden with us!” and that was pretty much that – I just fitted right in. I did come back to DBARC for the day today, because a special person called Julia was visiting, and I love her! And I love all my DBARC friends and will hopefully visit lots. But I have waited so long for a home of my own where I will be safe and never have to be frightened for my life ever again. And thanks to you all, now I am there and well enough to enjoy it. Here is a pic of me, and a pic of me with my (clearly non-Schnauzer, but not his fault) pack member. I can’t thank everyone enough for getting me to this place in my life where I can at last be the little Schnauzer that I should always have been. Now I just have to make sure I make up for lost time.
Love from Twinklet xxx
Good luck Twinklet, and we hope to meet you one day soon.