Updated: Jun 9
In foster - no applications please
Please welcome L'Escargot into the Phoenix fold, she joins us under sad circumstances so please no negative comments.
"Hello Phoenix followers, I'm L'Escargot (with the very French name) and I came into foster quite swiftly and safely a couple of weeks ago. I'm 3yrs old and currently in foster with 2 fur sisters and 3 mini hoomans.... so the good news is I can live with children and dogs - the more people to give me fuss the better which I love.
I'm not as big as my 2 fur sisters, I'm quite dainty but was also a bit underweight but foster mum feeds me more often than my fur sisters so I'm gaining weight steadily. I'm also getting used to spending more time inside the house, so I'm still learning not to toilet inside, oops. Luckily I have a very understanding foster mum.
Anyway I need a snooze I get sleepy when being snuggled and stroked I will keep you all updated on my progress xx"
Update - 9th June
We KNEW L' Escargot wouldn't wait until her c-section booking on Friday!
Last night, well, this morning actually, we rushed off to see Fernando at Vet Station. It was a tense 40 minute drive but having a good vet is worth travelling for - even out of hours.
He was waiting for us when we arrived. Madam was in full-blown labour - she was hastily whisked off while Teresa fidgeted nervously in the car and waited.
Just over an hour later and we were told that we had 5 babies - all strong, but one with a cleft palate. Teresa's heart flipped as she was told how L'Escargot came close to crashing on the table and they readied themselves for CPR. Thankfully, she pulled herself back up. She has had her umbilical hernia repaired and is now spayed.
The little Clefty lad is enroute to Clefty HQ but he is a strong little thing; they are all good weights and very vocal and lively. Mum's milk is not fully flowing yet but the other pups, 2 girls and 2 boys, are suckling well so it will come soon. If not, we have bottles and milk at the ready so it is not a worry at this stage.
More details will follow - we are all rather sleepy just now ...