Friday 9 March 2012
My brother was with me and together we managed to get her into the car. I took her home to feed her, clean her up and give her a warm bed. I made an appointment with the local vet and she examined her to make sure she had no serious injury.
I kept her overnight and she slept peacefully with Nella.....happy to be safe, well fed and for a brief moment in time loved.
I did not sleep well that night, I knew I had to hand her over to the right authority, she was not my dog.
Mr P and I talked, if she was not claimed I could maybe keep her.
I live with a practical man, he thinks with his head not his heart. With his arms around me, he asked how could I give her the tlc she needed at his time, when I had so many other issues dominating my life. There was also the fact that if Nella caught a rabbit they may fight over it, and Mr P knew this would upset me. Of course, he was right, he generally is....
With a sad heart I took her to the kennels....I chatted to her en route and told her I would not abandon her. She would be safe but had to trust me. I am sure she understood.
I bent down and gave her a hug, handed the kennel maid her lead, and as I walked away a tear fell, and my heart ached.
I am so happy this story has a happy ending. As you all know, Nella was abandoned.
I have never regretted bringing this little dog home and I know that Julie will love the lurcher.
Abandoned dogs are always so grateful........just to have someone to love them.