Please whisper 'hello' to Brinny. She was found wandering alone, with a bit of cardboard tied around her neck, a bit like Paddington Bear, with nothing but her name on it.
Brinny is very underweight, and was very anxious when she arrived at the Home. When we went to invite her out of her kennel for her pictures, she turned her head to the wall, and gave us low, worried, throaty grumble, but you could tell from her eyes that she was just worried and meant us no harm.
It took us about half an hour to coax her out of her kennel, despite her anxiety, hunger got the better of her, and after a while she was taking morsels so gently from our hands.
Once outside, she simply crept up onto the nearest lap, and clung on for dear life.
It seems extremely unlikely that Brinny's owners are going to come forward for her, and that's probably not bad news for Brinny. She's now getting all the care she needs, regular meals, veterinary care, and we know she has a fabulous future ahead of her.
Brinny is available for rehoming from 27th August If you'd like more info on her, please phone the Dogs' Home: 029 2071 1243 or visit Cardiff Dogs' Home, Westpoint Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, open 7 days a week, 10.30 - 4pm. Mon/Thurs till 6pm.
Susie and I took Brinny out of her Kennel for a little while today for some peace and quiet in the vet room. She is still very nervous, but was much better today than when she had her photo's taken yesterday, didn't take long for her to come out of her kennel and seemed to relax a lot more when in a quieter environment. She loved having some tasty pate treats and considering she's very very underweight, does a very patient sit and paw, and takes the treats extremely gently! I can't wait to see this girl putting on weight and gaining in confidence, she's a real beauty.
I popped into see this lovely girl in her kennel today!!! Heartbreaking!!
She hid from me and just didn't want to know for a while, despite offering her tasty treats, but with gentle words of encouragement I got her to come to the front and eventually she very very tentatively took the treat ....and then another....and another!!!!
Bless her. A beautiful girl with such soulful eyes.
Beautiful Miss Brinny was my first walkie this afternoon! I was fully expecting a gentle introduction, and her being skittish...but she was absolutely wonderful. I didnt really get a tail wag, but it wasn't completely tucked between her legs
She is still quite heartbreaking to see, she is ever so skinny - though im told she is putting on weight well. Her poor lil doggie boobs are soo saggy it very much seems like she has had a litter recently.
I went into my bag to get poo bags out when we were walking up the lane, as soon as she saw what she was doing her bum was on the floor quick as a flash! It was amazing of course...then I had to get the treats out too
'Boo to the poop bags I wants treats!'
She adored getting stroked and cuddled on her walk, she likes to stop and lean her little body into you. When we sat down for a break together on the bench she huddled up against me and had a nice big cwtch
She is a very attentive little girl, always looking back to see where I was. Brinny is very receptive. She sat numerous times for me on the walk, at the crossing without a treat, and plenty more times for treats She obviously has had some work put into her!
look at this amazing smile!
Brinny is going to be an amazing companion, she is absolutely stunning, with the personality to match. She needs someone to help to restore her faith in humans, she has started the journey herself already. We even discovered she knew paw too when we got back
Someone snap this girl and put some meat on her bones, she needs some sofa snuggles and treats galore
What a huge improvement already!! She's quickly losing that sad look off her face, and the more different people that walk her, the more she will learn to trust! She's gorgeous and so loving and gentle!!
What a little heart-stealer Today was the first time I met Brinny so didn't see her when she came in but from reading through her thread it's obvious what a wonderful job the staff and vols have done. I took her for a walk and although she took some coaxing to go down the lane (away from Susie!), once she was out and about it was like walking a different dog, she's a joy to walk and seems to really enjoy being out, and when she relaxes and that winning smile comes through you know that she's going to make someone a wonderful companion She was a little startled by loud noises on the way out so I wasn't sure about going past the workmen on the road but she was just curious and had a good look at them. By the time we got to the picnic table she was skipping over bits of vegetation in her path and happily striding out confidently in front of me. She loves a cwtch too and is so photogenic - if my phone battery hadn't died I'd no doubt have enough pics of her to rival the amount I have of Ron Best of luck finding that forever home and until then I hope to get to walk you again Brinny
I walked Brinny at the start of the week and again yesterday - what a positive difference everyone at CDH has made! Her real character is coming out, she's a joy to walk and loved chasing balls and running through the tunnel in the garden. While out walking she doesn't react when passing other dogs or bikes. Looks like she enjoyed her little outing to PAH Newport Road yesterday!
Post by emmalouisewilliams on Sept 2, 2014 11:53:28 GMT
I took Brinny out for a walk this morning, what a lovely girl! I was thrilled it was my first time meeting Brinny and she seems to have really come out of her shell and was happy to see her walker (even if it was someone new!) She came out with a wagging tail On the walk she was eager to walk and passed other dogs no problem. We stopped and had a cuddle on the estate which she loved, just kept leaning closer and it took a few attempts to persuade her she was out for a walk as well as a cuddle! She did look round to watch people/places where loud noise came from but didn't seem particularly nervous about it just keeping an eye on the situation!
I could have cuddled this girl for hours! She is such a little character with so much love to give!
Brinny was my first walk yesterday and wow, what a difference a week makes! She was like a different dog in the car park - bouncy, tail up and wagging, big grin plastered across her face She has buckets of personality and it's really shining through now, what a great job everyone has done! She needed no persuading to go out on her walk this time and was a real pleasure to walk the whole time we were out. A woman with an off-lead dog stopped to talk to us and Brinny wasn't phased at all - the dog kept way from her from her and she didn't pull towards it or show any interest at all in fact. She loves good fuss when you stop and cwtches right up to you though now she's getting towards her appropriate weight she's getting a bit big for laps! Still, who can resist that face if she wants to climb up On the way back to the home the grass on the verge had just been cut and she couldn't resist plonking herself down for a good roll... 4 times! She passed all the workmen and vehicles and machinery with only curiosity, and when we got back she jumped into the paddling pool and proceeded to splash water everywhere, play with the ball that was in there, and pat the water with her fore paws until there was very litle anywhere but on the two of us and the floor around the pool She seemed o enjoy her towel dry too! She's a real gem
I walked Brinny again yesterday morning and there was no sign of the nervous girl she was when she arrived She was a bit overly bouncy when she came out into the car park but I ignored her and we just carried on walking and she soon settled down, didn't jump up again after getting into the lane. She did sniff every one of my pockets though, presumably looking for treats, but as I didn't have any on me she soon gave that up too (the dogs must think 'oh no, not her again' when they see me as I don't generally take treats out with me ). We had a lovely walk and then she surprised me by calmly looking out over the river one minute and leaping into it the next! She's a total water-baby but she doesn't swim, oh no, she pats the water hard with her paws and tries to catch the splashes she makes she leapt about getting water everywhere and was not coming out for love nor money (that's where treats may have come in handy!). Eventually I persuaded her out and she had a good shake and several rolls around on the grass, only to then do the same thing in the paddling pool when we got back Bit easier to hang onto her there mind and she had a nice towel rub!