Conchita - adventures in fostering

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  1. Karen

    Karen Moderator Forum Supporter

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    Do you think your mum will send us updates???
     
  2. snowbunny

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    She (and my sister, who lives a couple of miles away and walks with them regularly) will definitely send me photos and videos, which I'll obviously pass on :)
     
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    Conchita had her remaining staples removed this morning, so we celebrated with a little stroll down by the river. She was a little perturbed at first, but this could well be her first experience of a river. She relaxed and enjoyed herself after a few minutes, even with the Bombers (firefighters) launching a RIB from the jetty. Best of all, her coat could come off, so she’s naked at last!
    She’s not had much experience of walking on a lead but did really well and is happiest hopping along next to me. Now the leg is gone, this harness is too big for her, so we need to look at our options there. She’s never going to be a puller though, so she’ll likely just end up with a regular collar.
    My local vet was so happy to see her looking so well, she didn’t even charge for the consultation! Such a happy girl, thanks to so many of you! xxx

    (rubbish phone photos, sorry!)

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    She’s looking great :)
     
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    Darling girl and you looked great as well :)
     
  8. snowbunny

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    I just booked my Eurotunnel and had a little jolt for the first time. My first little bit of not wanting to let her go :(
     
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    Bless you xx

    It will be very hard :hug:
     
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    Yep, this is the tough part, no doubt. She will always be your dog, even if you'll be sharing her with your mom. :hug:
     
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    You have the comfort of being able to have as many updates as you need.
    Are you going to be staying with your Mum for long?
     
  12. snowbunny

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    Not massively, I'll arrive Tuesday early evening, stay Wednesday and Thursday, then go and stay with my sister Friday and Saturday, leave Sunday. She's obviously not going to be completely settled in that time, but I don't think she'll become "their" dog until a little while after I leave anyway, so even staying for a month wouldn't make things massively easier on her.
     
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    Very true.
    Though in your head she will probably always be yours and J's, you just wont say it out loud ;)
     
  14. Stacia

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    I am sure she will miss you. What changes she has had in the last couple of months, does she speak English yet :)
     
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    Oh what a difference a month makes Fiona! Conchita somehow looks younger and definitely so much happier. She has a light in her eyes now that wasn’t there before. I’m sure it will be hard to leave her, but you know she is in her forever home and will be loved for the rest of her life. :heart:
     
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    Have no fear, Conchita will settle quickly once you have left, it won't be long at all before she is absolutely your Mum's dog - and this is thanks to all you have given Conchita. Our 3 rescues have become "ours" very quickly - regardless of background. Dogs are incredibly resilient and adaptable. Dogs are amazing.
     
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    Oh my, Conchita looks fantastic. I have said it before but I'll say it again, what a lady she is, so much resilience and zest for life xxx :heart:
     
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    Wishing safe travels to @snowbunny and "our" adored Señorita Conchita as I think they are meant to be starting their trip to the UK today or tomorrow.

    Sending big hugs as you start on your next big adventure! :heart:
     
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    @snowbunny, you and J have done an extraordinary act of kindness - it was certainly a lucky life changing day for Conchita when you first met her. Safe journey taking Conchita to her forever home. It’s great that she will stay within the family so you will always know how she is getting on.
     
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    Thank you lovely people. We’ve settled in to our hotel in Vierzon, and will complete our travels to the UK tomorrow. It’s been a long day (a long week, to be honest) and we’re now tucked up in bed.

    I’ll write more once we’re settled in in England.

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