Saturday, May 20, 2006

MY 'GIRLS'





OK Jan you were right.....I couldn't keep my beloved furry girls unblogged for long. Here is Daisy, then from left to right, Sally, Chou Chou and Teddie. Chou Chou is the boss and has a silly name because she looks a mite like Chewbacca from the Star Wars movies, and has definite stunt-double potential. This painting of my girls is by K, and I like it very much.

Each has been found by us in various states of abandonment. Teddy and Chou were tiny puppies found on separate occasions wandering along main roads.

Sally was knocked down by a 4WD vehicle on the highway and declared 'dead' by a vet. After I insisted that dead dogs don't flutter their eyelids, he got out his stethoscope, confirmed she had a tiny heartbeat and finally got to work. In the end he did a great job, and now apart from a little short term memory loss, she is absolutely fine and very happy.

Daisy was abandoned in the hills, we estimate when she was around 6 months old. Unfortunately for her, she was wearing a metal choke chain collar at the time, and after somehow surviving for approximately another 5/6 months, she of course grew larger. When we first saw her, she was starving and half strangled as her flesh had grown through the chain links. The photos from that time are horrific and I won't be showing them here. We will always be grateful to Dr Dimi, who turned his operating room into an engineerng workshop. He hired special metal cutting equipment to get the chain off her, before he could begin dealing with her condition.

6 comments:

Swiedebie said...

Bonnie, you are a woman of great and noble heart. Your beloved darlings really are lucky to have a wonderful owner like u.

Bee Skelton said...

Hi Swiedebie! Believe me there is nothing special about me. I just wish I could do something for the many other 4 legged un-loved animals on this island. We do what we can, but it's never enough. As for my 'furry girls,, they have given us so much more than we have them. I wonder how any of them could ever trust a human again, but their love is unconditional and their ability to forgive is truly inspirational.

kraplap said...

They look all sweet Bee ! You did a great job rescuing them. Don't understand "those people" who are doing this kind of things to animals .....

Bee Skelton said...

Me too Kraplap. Even if people are not animal lovers, they should at least show them respect.

ingermaaike said...

They are beauties and are fortunate dogs to have found a loving owner.

Dina Fragola said...

4 lucky and cute doggies ^_^