Lady London, the BC/Aussie Girl~Adopted

a Velcro Dog!

Lady London is one of those dogs that doesn’t photograph well, but after taking dozens of photos, I think we can show you her inner beauty.  She is being fostered in Lake Mary by Teresa, and Teresa describes her as a Velcro dog!  She immediately took to Teresa’s teen-aged son and she’s adjusting very well to her foster home.

Lady London and Lady Melbourne were both rescued from Brevard County Animal Services by Marjie Wolfe.  Both were found together, both are heartworm positive.  Like Lady Melbourne, Lady London is starting on her heartworm treatment immediately.  She is in good health, approximately 3-4 years old and we suspect she is an Aussie Border Collie mix.

Teresa will be providing us with updates shortly.  Visit her photo album on Facebook.  For more information about Lady London, email me TheDogLiberator@gmail.com

the shelter photo that tugged at our hearts

Update by Teresa:  Lady London is a great name for the little nameless girl that came to live with me from Brevard County Animal Control. She is a Merle Aussie, smoky in color with one blue eye on her wolf like face. She is well proportioned with a thick healthy coat and a bounce in her gate. She possesses a mysterious wolf-like appearance, but there is no mystery in the spirit of this dog. I agreed to foster her after I saw her pictures from the shelter. I heard that after weeks in her little kennel she was loosing heart. I don’t like to hear that about any dog but I could see it in her pics – she looked as if she had given up….resigning herself to what she “knew” was a hopeless end. Or did I just imagine that?

She was caught in a catch 22 situation after all: she had been discovered to be Heartworm positive, but the medicine to treat the condition was unavailable. The shelters would not adopt out heartworm positive dogs, so there was only one thing left to do…UNLESS someone was willing to take them the way they were…accepting full responsibility for the care and treatment of the animal. I am grateful to Marjie Wolf (shelter volunteer) and Gisele (TDL) for the hard work and large heart that made it possible for dogs like Lady London to have a second chance at life – at the 11th hour.

Lady London rode from Melbourne to Lake Mary in the back seat of my car peacefully. She immediately showed favor to my teenage son Jordan and sat quietly by his side on the back porch in her first evening at our home as if she had adopted him as “her boy”. But she is very loving to all the humans in her life and it’s evident by the way she soulfully stares into your eyes as if to graft herself into the heart that she see’s – forever. She is very sensitive and takes the word “no” very personally and feels badly – but smiles in bliss when she is approved and loved. (While I’m on this note, I also want to mention that I noticed right away her tendency to cower and flutter her eyes when a stern voice is being used. She doesn’t seem to have any other classic symptoms of being beaten, but at the very least she is sensitive and at the most she is familiar with being treated unkindly.)

This dog has a very large spirit – I hadn’t imagined it after all. She is smart (catches very quickly what it is that you are asking of her), loves to go for walks and does well on a leash (not to be mistaken for “dull” lol – she is a herding breed) and loves to look upward for squirrels in the tree’s! She will chase after a ball and carry it around as well as show a puppy-like interest in carrying other dog toys around in her mouth. She likes to investigate her outdoor surroundings taking serious mental note of every nook and cranny, favoring hedges and scouring bushes. She is a real outdoorsy kind of girl. All of this is a week!!

Bubbles

Tomorrow is bath day…oh boy! (I will write more) Lady London is a fabulous soulful girl who is going to make someone a wonderful companion. She was a diamond in the ruff of a shelter – one must wonder of the treasures yet to be discovered in dogs like her. Good girl.

Update:  well she got her first bath today and she was amazing! She was typically rowdy afterwards and dove into a pile of towels (before I could get to them) and skid around. Funny.  She knows what towels are for… :)She also offers her paw the true people lover that she is.  She is an awesome dog.

All done!

 

Lady London

10/17/11 Update: Lady London was adopted by Carol Cullen and home in Cape Coral!

Email us for more information: TheDogLiberator@gmail.com







1 Comment

  1. Marjie

    10.11.2011

    Awesome to hear how Miss Lady London is doing! She is a beautiful soul inside and out and I know she is on her way to recovery in your good hands!!!

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