Monday, 28 July 2008

Postman delivers a parcel for ALBI

On Friday Albi went to the vets to have his stitches removed, he doesn't have to go back now until we decide he's well enough to have his bits removed probably in a few weeks yay!

When we came home the postman had delivered a parcel addressed to Albi

Inside was a letter and some goodies

from Shellie and miss Flo

After investigating Albi took off to the lounge to sample some of the goodies

What a lucky little chap!

Albi is making fantastic progress, now charges round the garden and has mastered the art of jumping onto the bed

AND has been out last thing at night when the traffic is quieter to have a couple of little walks with the pack! this little man continues to astound us with his zest for life.

Tomorrow I'm off to the hospital to get myself a new knee joint so won't be blogging for a while. Will be back in a week or two with more updates on the little man.

And just to prove I'm still scrapping a layout of Ben and his Godmother Aunty Hollie

I took the photo on our old camera so was really surprised at how good it was. Ben didn't like the bouncy castle at Dawn and Bob's summer party so persuaded Hollie to jump on the mat with him instead.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Albi has been to the vets

and boy was he treated like a superstar, all the nurses made a huge fuss of him and Alexa his vet was overjoyed to be reunited with her little man.

His opaque eye shows some signs of improvements but as to what is wrong it's still a mystery, his eye has obviously suffered a trauma so we continue to put in the eye drops and keep a very close eye on it. Even if it remains blind I just pray that it doesn't have to be removed. Back again Friday to have the stitches out.

This little chap continues to amaze us with his progress he really should have been called Scooter as he scoots around so quickly. Albi is such a sweet gentle loving little man and has coped with everything in his laid back style. He now looks like a skinny dog as opposed to an emaciated dog. We feed him five small meals a day and his energy levels are improving. He loves to join in a game of footie with our pack, loves to shred tissues and his playful character is emerging. BUT boy does he hate flies!

Eric and I still have filthy coughs and colds and I now hurt everywhere as I have had to stop my medication in readiness for the op on Wednesday. I have started to try and get little jobs done and get a bit organised for being away for 5 days LOL, Have made all the birthday cards up to the end of August and most are ready to post. Impressive!

As I have been so bad at uploading my layouts recently I think I'll just start some new slide shows and update the others. (if I can remember how )

Friday, 18 July 2008

Meet Albi

Thursday 10th July I received a phone call from Greyhoundgap asking if I could take in a young greyhound who was going to be pts the next day! of course I said yes BUT then things changed and it was discovered he was in a very very poor way and he is a lurcher LOL. Little bear as I started calling him had had previous surgery on his hip but his leg was in a dreadful state plus huge bites on his head and two closed eyes. The dog warden had put him into our vets by coincidence, so we went down to see him and assess the situation for ourselves. What a terrible sight we saw, a little dog weighing half the weight he should with a useless leg, a blind eye and dog bites all over his head.

Little bear had to stay in the vets over the weekend and on Monday they operated to try and save his leg but the previous surgery was such a botched job that nothing could be done and the leg had to be amputated!

If a dog can be called lucky after suffering so much then he is lucky because now he is under the care of Greyhound gap he will receive the very best of vet care that he needs. We are putting drops into his blind eye and it is going to be re assesed Tuesday but the feeling is it may have to come out. For now it is just a case of trying to build him up and put some weight on him.

His name has been decided upon by Lisa the founder of GG as Albi and he is already getting to know it.

Yesterday teatime we brought him home, he came in and said very polite hello's to our pack and then took himself off to explore the garden.

He has a crate in the study where we spend most of our time which he loves and happily takes himself off to when he's tired.

At bedtime he was just like Goldilocks going round trying all the other hounds beds, so we made him a bed up in our room which is where he slept, well that's not completely true there was quite a bit of crying much like having a new baby in the house but we did get some sleep LOL...

Today he had his first visitor when our son came to meet him him

Albi gets around very quickly and is much like the willow the whisp LOL but he does tire very quickly and has spent a lot of today sleeping, that is until Eric took the other dogs out and he found his voice and had a mega whinge LOL...

So the plan is for Albi to stay with us as our foster dog with greyhoundgap paying for all his bills until such time he is well enough to go up for rehoming! Initially he was thought to be about two but we both feel he is much younger and although not as tall as a greyhound (of course he may still be growing) there is a lot of greyhound in there with I think German Sheppard and maybe Suluki.

Oh and by the way he is a total babe, I loves him already.