Thursday, April 9, 2009

Obviously Not My Rescue Dog

When Jasmine the abandoned greyhound arrived at a wildlife sanctuary shivering and desperate for food, she needed all the love in the world to nurse her back to full health.
Now it appears the kindness and patience shown to her has rubbed off - for the rescue dog has become a surrogate mother for the 50th time.
Seven-year-old Jasmine is currently caring for tiny Bramble, an 11-week-old roe deer fawn found semi-conscious in a nearby field.
She cuddles up to her to keep her warm, showers her with affection and makes sure nothing is matted in her fur. In short, the perfect foster mum.
But then again, she has had plenty of practice, having cared for five fox cubs, four badger cubs, 15 chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and even 15 rabbits.
Jasmine was brought to the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary by the police in 2003, having been found dumped in a garden shed.
She was cold, filthy and malnourished. It took a few weeks for her to fully trust staff at the centre but with tender loving care she was nursed back to full fitness.
Five years on, Jasmine is now the one looking after stray waifs.

Naturally I would have the rescue dog that hunts and kills small furry animals.
My next rescue dog is going to be a greyhound.
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5 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

The rescue greyhounds I've met are very sweet and gentle, and are excellent apartment dogs, as they're used to being kept in close quarters.

Jill said...

My rescue greyhound, Lola, is wonderful. She was dumped in Carlsbad, NM. I've seen her run, and it's not pretty. No reason to abandon her though. At first she would growl at me when I would get too close. Now we spoon! Sight hounds are wonderful, affectionate, non-drooling, no shedding, smell gooding dogs. And this is coming from a cat person.

Belle de Ville said...

Yep...I think a rescue greyhound would be wonderful.
My friends have Italian greyhounds which are great dogs too, but I always prefer rescue dogs to buying from breeders.

WendyB said...

My rescue dogs would love to eat some of those cute animals! Sigh. I have bad children.

Belle de Ville said...

Wendy...your rescue dogs are small cute animals! They might have trouble going against a badger or a fox...

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