151: GOOD NEWS AT LAST…PRINCE IS GOING TO MAKE IT
A royal blessing
The young ‘Prince’ made it through the night. From the last post you’ll remember he was bought in so thin he was expected to die.
Wrapped in a fetching day-glo body warmer and tucked in by Charlotte with a pink fleece last night he emerged this morning blinking into the sun. He is still deathly thin but his tail was spinning like a helicopter that has just shut off its engine.
The danger period is over and the chances are he’ll be OK. He’s just drunk a huge dose of compassion and it’s done wonders.
A few days ago he was riddled with worms and parasites and had uncontrollable diarrhoea and the dog-pound said he would not eat.
He’s now been treated and we fed him this morning (Charlotte made him a vast bowl of fresh stew with chicken). Watching him devour the meal felt more satisfying than any I’ve eaten myself. I want to sit here like a Jewish grandmother and fatten him up.
Over the wall
I took the dogs for walks today and looked over some fences as I did so. Almost everywhere animals are in chains – the neighbours have four dogs on long chains tied up 24hrs a day and tiny wooden huts for them to sleep in. None of the dogs can reach each other. The other neighbour has some sort of clucking partridges, each in the tiniest bell-shaped cages, barely able to move.
Then there’s the old lady down the road with two sort-of pedigree’s, unkempt little white yippy dogs that look like they escaped from Paris Hilton’s handbag and then got lost in the forest.
On all sides of Charlotte’s island of sanity are cruel waters of abuse. It’s not a poor area but people’s moral judgement is all at sea. Animals are kept as tools or ,if they are lucky, commodities. There is no cultural or moral justification for this, none whatsoever.
Anyone want to sponsor Prince?
I’m very touched by the donations that have been coming in. Every single one has been given to Charlotte who’ll spend it on the Galgos in the next few days. Almost £100 came in today which is a vast sum for her. As soon as I get the paypal confirmation I hand over the cash.
Thank you, thank you. It’s AMAZING to know that people care so much. Yipppeee!!
I was talking today about trying to get Prince back on his feet. It will take six months or so. He just needs some vet care and food and love. I’m wondering if anyone is interested in sponsoring him as Charlotte can’t afford to keep giving him her own food!
If you are, then just drop a note below or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll get this boy back up and running…
I’m also thinking of selling some prints of the images you see on this site for a pretty cheap price, sent to your door – all the money I get from that will go directly to the dogs.
Anyone like the idea? please let me know.