One afternoon we dropped in at our local petrol station and saw this tiny little dog, she looked completely lost and bewildered. The owners of the petrol station told us she had been abandoned and they had been feeding her. They did not want to keep her as they already had two dogs. We had Tuppence with us who had a lovely time playing with her.
We thought we knew someone who would like her, as the young woman who worked in the local shop had told us she wanted a small dog. So we put her in our car and took her to see this girl. She saw her and said she liked her but would let us know the next day as she had to talk to her partner.
We were then undecided whether to take her back to the petrol station or keep her until the next day, we decided on taking her back rather than trying to introduce her into so many dogs just for one night. We were both unsure we were doing the right thing.
The next day whilst on my own here, a chap turned up in a car and called me out, he had on his back seat this same little dog and her back foot was all mangled and bloody, I felt so sick. Had we kept her here this would not have happened. The man could not tell me what had happened, he said she was ok, then suddenly they all noticed her leg. It was pretty obviously a car had hit her, but how it happened we shall never know.
The little girl now had a name, we called her Dulcie.
Mino took Dulcie, to our vet, it was a real mess, mangled and broken in many places. She was so brave. What rotten luck was that? Mino beat himself so much because he thought it was his fault because we never kept her at home. Although the vets tried very hard Dulcie had to have her leg amputated, it was such a shame. She recovered well from her operation and ran like the wind. She was very young, less than a year.
We only had her a year, when she contracted gastroenteritis. She was ill for four days, we and our vets did all we could to save her, but it was not to be.
She was such a dear little girl. 💔