Poor bewildered little girl, it's clear she has very recently had pups. Heaven only knows where they are, or who is looking after them, and Kitty is obviously distraught at being separated from her babies.
It has taken Kitty a little while to settle, she has been (understandably) worried by all the new sights, sounds and smells. We weren't sure whether she would want to come out for her photo's, but soothing voices, gentle hands and lots of patience coaxed her out for some fresh air
And we got out the best treats to tempt her, which she licked sooooooo gently from our hands.
As time goes on, it seems less and less likely that her owners will come forward for her, or that she will be reunited with her babies. If she is not claimed, Kitty will be available for rehoming from 30th September. 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.
Oh Kitty, you gorgeous gorgeous girl! Heart breaking to see you so forlorn and looking for your pups! How does such a terrible thing happen - she looks such a sweet, gentle, gorgeous girl. Good luck - here's hoping everything will now change for you for the better - you'll get lots of love and patience while you wait for your forever sofa sweet girl
Post by kahladelahay on Sept 28, 2014 21:38:19 GMT
Saw lovely Kitty out and about this morning and she was looking bright and bubbly! That worried face is still just as adorable, but a little less sad! Can't wait to see the walkers tales about this cheeky lady!
Kitty is a superb girl! She is a bit anxious - understandably - but she does come out of her shell with time. A couple of us took us out with a friend who was doing the induction the next day. I went for Kitty because it showed her the amazing feeling that you get from taking a scared and nervous dog out and seeing them really open up to you - and I wasn't disappointed.
We took her ddown the Ely trail. For the first bit of the walk, she wasn't interested in treats or cuddles. When we got her away from the noise of traffic, and sat down on the bench, she really came to life. She would quite happily sit under your legs and nuzzle the back of your leg - which was a weirdly lovely feeling. We gave her a little bowl of water and some treats - then it was time for the cuddles. She absolutely loved ear ruffles.
She takes a little bit of time to get used to you but, by the time we were taking her back down the lane, she had really opened up and was jumping up, nudging her head into my hand to get head rubs.
I love this girl - I urge anyone taking her out to take her for a long walk. She'll get more comfortable with you and you just won't see that with a short walk.
Kitty was my first wakey walk this morning, and I'd read up about her on the forum so knew to go softly, softly til she got to know me, so for the first bit of our walk it was all about the walk with me gently praising her for walking so well and generally being such a good girl. She has such a worried furrowed brow, bless her, goodness knows what her life was like before she came to CDH, at least now she can be loved, cared for and hopefully rehomed to the loving forever home she so deserves. I wasn't sure what she was like with traffic, but she was actually fine so we walked up Penarth road and onto the trail, she relaxed more and her tail went up so we stopped for a treat or 2 and she was happy to be made a fuss of, and loved some attention, maybe she hasn't had much of that in the past She's a very Inquisitive girl, and loves to have a nosey at all that's going on and appeared very social wanting to pull me over to meet every passer by we came across, but as I wasn't sure Just how she was with strangers we kept a distance for today, much to her disappointment I think. She seemed alot more confident on our walk back and she gave a little bark or 2 at some passing dogs, Just to let them know she was there. Strangely enough she pulled a little bit on the way back along the lane to the kennels, which told me she was anxious to get back to her secure place, despite enjoying her time out.
Kitty having a real nosey at what the men were doing!
Enjoying a good old sniff around!
Kitty was a little bit Itchy scratchy today, so I took a pic of her having a good old scratch lol
But really, she is such an amazing dog. She has missed out on so much in her life and she just needs someone to treat her like the puppy she still is. The bond she has formed with Charli is just amazing
We are devastated to have to share some really sad news about Kitty. As you know, she was a very troubled little girl when she arrived. Although some of the walkers and staff member Rob in particular has spent lots of time with Kitty over the last few weeks, her kennel behaviour was becoming more and more distressed and distressing. The staff tried giving her some time in the stable block to see if she settled better, but to no avail. Rob came down this week to take Kitty 'off campus' on his day off, and although when she was away from everything, from people, traffic, dogs, noise, she seemed to find a little inner calm, Kitty reacted very badly to being brought back to CDH. Rob said she seemed to be 'unreachable, inconsolable'. There was no prospect of Kitty being rehomed in her worried, damaged state of mind, and after much soul searching, consulting with the vet, the very sad decision was made to let Kitty go. Rob held her paw gently as she passed to the bridge on Wednesday.
Kitty, I'm so very sorry we couldn't do more for you, utterly broken hearted
Absolutely gutted for poor kitty, I enjoyed a two lovely walks with her when she first came in. Though she was nervous from the off. Rob worked soo hard with her, and for him to hold her paw when she left shows his dedication to her. She knew love before she left that much is certain.
Your free from your demons now beautiful little lady, run free over rainbow bridge