Twinkle-Berry, a new chapter
Firstly, apologies for not being around in blogosphere for a couple of weeks, lots has been happening, some not good, some very good. The not so good included me being wiped out for a week with a blasted dose of flu, which means everything gets a bit backed up with work, which of course means not so much time to spend here. Renae and Susie-Belle however were brilliant companions, Nurse SusieB enjoyed snuggling up in bed for a few days with me keeping me company and Renae enjoyed watching the world go by sitting on the bed.
We also lost our beautiful cat, Rosie, she’d been having a heart problem treated since the autumn, but no-one realised quite how poorly she was and sadly she went downhill overnight and died rather suddenly. She was very much loved and we miss her a lot.
But, we do have good news, which today has been confirmed. We are adopting a new sister for Renae and Susie-Belle. Meet Twinkle-Berry……
She has the same terrible background as Susie-Belle, has spent her entire life in a puppy farm and has only been out of it for around 4 weeks. She’s a very scared little girl at the moment but is staying with Susie-Belle’s ever wonderful foster mum, Janet, who has been caring for her for the past three weeks.
Twinkle has been recently spayed, but unfortunately has picked up a post-op infection in the spay wound, so hence she has to wear the collar at the moment to stop her bothering her wound. A little set-back for her and as she’s not at all keen at the moment on being handled, Janet is having quite a job reassuring her that having the collar on is for her own benefit and is not a terrible and scary thing.
We visited this morning and I was delighted that Renae and Susie-Belle met her beautifully. Although Twinkle was very wary initially, after a little while of no-one bothering her and letting her come out in her own time, she showed a natural curiosity of the girls.
One major consideration that I have been seriously working through before deciding to adopt another dog and on top of that, another puppy farm survivor was whether it would be a positive thing for Susie-Belle. I know Renae will be fine, she’s such a happy sociable girl that I don’t worry about how she’ll accept another dog, but with Susie-Belle I don’t want to do anything that might set her development backwards, or stall it.
Having thought long and hard and spoken at length to Janet, I am certain that Twinkle will be a great addition to our family and Susie-Belle will enjoy her company.
Once we have been to France next week, we should be picking Twinkle up. It’s an exciting, slightly nerve racking chapter we’re opening and I will of course be sharing all our news with you all here.