So last week I received a call from a friend of mine who works in a local animal rescue. I've three from there so no stranger to the place. They were snowed in with 75 dogs and weren't taking any new dogs for several weeks while they got their numbers down.
She'd just received an email from a young man who had two 8 month old cocker spaniel brothers. He lived in the city and was finding he couldn't manage them. They had wrecked his house while he was at work even if he walked them that morning. He wanted to surrender them to the rescue but they were full to the brim. He was referred to the dog pound but as surrenders they'd have no chance.
I've had cockers for 26 years and they are my heart dogs but I wasn't exactly looking to take on any extra newbies here. When my friend called me I rang the dog warden straight away and sure enough they had been surrendered. The warden does his best to rehome and I don't envy him his job as it is something I couldn't do. He said as one had shown fear aggression he was to be put to sleep. Our conversation lasted another 30 seconds and I hopped in to the car and drove to the pound. There I was brought to see the two terrified little boys, neutered and all their bits done by the previous owner. No names left so I couldn't even call them.
I sat on the ground in the corner and they came over and sat by me. And an hour later we drove home.
My gang didn't even bat an eyelid at them. Ollie and Louis were home
. They need their hair cut but i'll leave that to next week. They've been out every morning as i'm on holidays this week and next week and love their walks with my lot. No leads needed as they watch me the whole time. Not a peep out of them at night. No signs of any aggressive behaviour around food and take treats very gently.
I don't know what people expect when getting a dog. These two boys are a dream here. Great boys to give kisses and house trained. They almost paid with their lives because of a lazy twit who would rather they died than do what they needed to be happy in life.
Anyway my total of 12 spoiled rotten dogs means I'm definitely full to the brim but sure what else would I spend my time and money on