Wednesday, 18 June 2008

New Family Member

A couple of weeks ago today we adopted a new family member. Her name is Bianca and she is a terrier/whippet cross or more commonly in Uk a little lurcher. We think she is about 18 months old and she was found totally lost in a village over the holiday period, presumed dumped as is so often the case over here. She had one of her back legs broken, so luckily a kind person found her and took her to the vet. She had an operation and the leg was plated to put it right and from there she was under the wing of Phoenix Refuge. The refuge is a wonderful place in the Dordogne, run by a couple of Brits who have turned their love of animals into a charity rescue and they do wonderful work with the help of some foster helpers.

I had been looking to adopt a girl to even the sexes out a bit in this family, lol and had been thinking of a galgo or podenca from Spain. The snag was that with them being such jumpers I would have needed to re fence the whole place to 2 metres instead of the 1.5 metres we have at the moment and that is just too expensive just now. I had a few tips as to where else to look for a dog and lo and behold found the little face of Bianca that grabbed my heart.

We took our boys over to meet her to make sure all would be well, and it was, so now she is in a new forever home. She is a dear girl, quick to learn, quiet and loving but able to put the boys in their place if necessary and an amazing turn of speed even with a leg that is mending, despite the fact that we try to keep her a bit quiet.

She goes back to the vet next week to have the pin out and hopefully all will be more comfortable for her then.

Here are a couple of pics.