Hello again, it’s Unicorn Princess. I had intended to write out a beautiful recap of my happy holidays, but sitting here trying to add to my building rough draft felt wrong.
I did have a great Christmas up until yesterday. This year, our new house mates felt like real family, we laughed and ate and opened presents and for once I didnt feel out of place.
However, yesterday, christmas day, we decided to get a few last things we forgot from our old living space because we were in the area. As we pulled in and got out, the 3 large dogs usually running around outside, approached us, and the youngest one, a small black pup named Abby was limping.
I knelt down to pet her and see what was wrong and I smelt the heavy sick scent of infection befor I got a look. She had quite abit of leg missing, I mean atleast half of her leg was gone so you could see the muscle and bone. I asked one of the people outside what had happened, and he said, she got a cut and wont stop chewing on it.
The funny thing is, the other animals I saw (there are 5 dogs and 4 cats) all had new collars, and were fat. Abby was rale thin, and didnt have a collar.
Now its important here to explain that before we lived with these people, one of the dogs on her property was ours. Lets call him little brother, as we often did. I loved having him, but when I got him, the woman told me he would be small, which is what I wanted because Daddy and I worked a whole lot then. He grew to be taller than Keira, and he quickly started to destroy our apartment. While on vacation this lady who now has the wounded pup Abby, watched little brother, and her family fell in love. When it came time to make our decision to rehome little brother, she was quick to volunter to take him, and at the time I saw no signs of her neglecting animals or abusing them, so I let her have him so he could play in her big yard.
Abby, the injured pup, came from our current house mate N. Same situation. They voluntered when our house mate couldnt keep her. So, when we returned home from getting our things I told N. Its what I would want someone to do for little brother.
She called them immidiatly. They denied it being that bad. Said it was just a cut. Said we were exgaerating and just trying to start problems. They told her a vet was called, and the vet told them to just let it run its course and put Iodine on it, that the dog would chew off the infection. N asked them to bring the dog to her and she would take it to the vet, and they refused to hand the dog over.
So, this morning Daddy went with N to get Abby. She was taken to the vet, and we were told that shes 20 pounds under weight and this has been going on for atleast a month now. They let that poor puppy suffer for more than a month!
The vet also said her leg would have to be amputated, and between me, Daddy and N, we didn’t have the cash on hand. We took Abby home to let her eat while we tried to come up with a plan, and before we had it all figured out, the Vet called with good news. Some person who works with the Vet offered to not just pay for the surgery, but to take her in.
Were all so glad Abby has a good home and wont be going back there, but furious that she was treated so badly. Of course Daddy and I are currently in a firey argument over little brother, and if things work out he will also be rehomed soon as I no longer trust them to care for him.
All this so close to Keiras puppys being handed off to strangers has kinda ruined the christmas spirit in me. I don’t understand how people can be so cruel. Its your responsibilty to provide the best care for your furry family, and if you cant do that directly, its then your responsibility to give them to someone who can. If you can’t care for your animal, then you should offer them the chance at their best life.
Thats all for now. Wish us luck in getting little brother, and maybe the other animals out of that place.