I am new to the forum and live with my partner in Devon, England. Im a massive animal lover and am mum to Mr Budley the Beagle and Mia the Crossbreed.
We also have two rescued Bunnies (Moo and Poppy) two rescued Love Birds (George and Mildred) and eleven gorgeous Fancy Rat girls (Olive, Minnie, Eva, Edna, Mable, Astrid, Willow, Cookie, Dottie, Belle and Daisy).
Mr Budley and Mia are both rescues and came into our lives this year.
Mr Budley is a two and a half year old Beagle and came from a previous home where he was looked after but sadly not very well. He came to us with fleas, terrible blocked glands and tummy problems which are now all resolved and he was very nervous and hadnt been socialized very well. He is a fantastic dog friendly and loving with everyone and very funny, we absolutley adore him and couldnt bare to be without him now.
Mia is a Crossbreed and is approximately seven month's old, she is the newest member of our family and is a rescue from a Romanian Charity, Rolda
Mia was found trying to fend for herself when she was about three months old and has had a very bad start in life. We dont know what she experienced in her first months of life but stray dogs in Romania are sometimes treated very badly and are often beaten, abused and even raped. Dog catchers there are paid per dog they kill so very often life on the streets, no matter how terrible is better than being caught. Dogs who end up in local pounds are kept in massive pens and have to fight for what little food and water there is, often turning to canibalism because they are so desperate. Mia has only been with us a few days and is settling in well although she has been a bit defensive with Mr Budley. She is shockingly thin, covered in scars and is so nervous its heart breaking. We are currently giving her lots of love and attention and are hoping that once she feels safe she will settle well and will become the best of friends with Mr Budley.
Before Mr Budley and Mia we had our beautiful female Staffordshire Bull Terrier Florence. We had to have Florence put to sleep at the beggining of this year at the grand old age of sixteen because of an ulcer that developed in her eye along with some other health problems she had developed. We raised her from an eight week old puppy and she was the most amazing dog, we were so lucky to have her in our life and to share so many years with her, we still miss her every day.
Well thats me, hello to you all and I look forward to chatting with you!