She has only just arrived at CDH and has quite sore paws at the moment, and she spent most of the day in the office sleeping in a comfy bed bless her.
Michelle doesn't seem to understand how to sit when you ask, she did it once but that might have just been a fluke
We'll try her commands again when she's settled in and is feeling a bit better. When you're this cute we don't mind, we'll teach you
Michelle seemed to get some comfort from the soft toy and lay with it on the bed. She's abig softie really..
I felt very honoured to get a little kiss from this stunning girlie!
We're looking forward to seeing Michelle settle in and her true personality to emerge once she's not feeling quite so overwhelmed by her new surroundings. We reckon she's going to be very popular with our walkers!
Michelle will be available for rehoming from 27th October, and if you would like more info on her, Please phone the Dog's 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
Not only has this poor pooch been abandoned she's been given the name Michelle....jeez what a start to life!?!? ;-)))
I was at CDH when she was bought in by a wonderful caring person (who shall remain nameless but they know who they are!!). After some encouragement I took Michelle into the office, needless to say she was was more than a little scared of what was happening but, and the capacity that pooches have to care and forgive always always blows me away, within a couple of minutes she took me totally by surprise by jumping on my lap. She gave me some amazing kisses, cwtched up really really close in my arms, let out a heartfelt deep sigh and zonked out ......totally and utterly! She must have been soooo exhausted as I have never seen a pooch sleep so deeply! She didn't stir at all and I didn't have the heart to move so just sat quietly with her, stroking and whispering to her, telling her that she was now safe and we'd look after her.....and yes I may have shed a tear!!!
She is a beautiful pooch and it will be lovely to see how her character develops once she's recovered from her 'adventure'. She is only a young girl and really needs a caring stable home ...someone who can devote the next 15+ years to her.....if you can't offer her that then please walk away! Harsh words??? Maybe, but sometimes a pooch really gets to you and I'm feeling very very protective over my beautiful little namesake.
Really looking forward to hearing walkers tales of this lovely girl. xx
For the most up to date information you're best off ringing the home or popping down to speak to the staff.
If you are interested then you would need to fill in an application form and introduce her to ALL household members, children and furries alike. (Cats stay safely in their carriers and the staff help with all introductions)
I walked this stunning girl yesterday and she's really just a bundle of love. We only had a short walk but I would have happily stayed out for a while with her. She was very keen for cuddles and to give lots of kisses.
My first walk with this little darling this morning and all I can say is WOW! She came running out 100 mph, so excited for our wakey walk but although excited and not too keen at keeping her 4 little paws on the floor, she was an absolute pleasure to spend time with. Firstly she's so pretty, with the most beautiful markings. secondly, even though she can be a bit pully to begin with it soon wares off after the initial excitement and because she's such a dainty, small girl she's so easy to walk. She takes treats well out of your hand, ever so friendly and Just wants everyone she meets to love her and give her some much needed attention that I think she may have lacked in the past. I can't wait to walk her again next time
We have some desperately sad news about Michelle. Some of our regular walkers will be aware that from the moment she came into the home, she was a hypersensitive little girl. Although she loved her walks, she struggled desperately in kennels, and especially during the 'festivities' that were taking place for what seems weeks around November 5th. On the 8th November, we brought her out for her morning walk, and we could tell immediately that she had had a troubled night. Without warning, and for no reason that we could tell, she turned on her walker.
Michele was referred to the vets to rule out any physical explanation for her change in behaviour, but it seemed that she was simply unable to cope with the stress of her changed circumstances. We moved her to the stable block, we gave her activity feeders, and did everything we could to help her settle. She was taken off the general walkers register, and the staff, in particular Rob and Dale, and some of our experienced walkers, especially Ricki, made sure she had plenty of daily exercise in the garden and on walks, but her mental anguish became more and more apparent. She continued to redirect towards people around her, and this week the staff noticed that she seemed to be deliberately hurting herself in her kennel. With unutterable sorrow, the staff and vets made the decision to release her from her demons. On Wednesday, Rob took her for her last walk, told her how much she was loved, and held her gently as she passed to Rainbow Bridge.
Rest easy Michele, sleep peacefully sweetheart, we are heartbroken at losing you, utterly heartbroken