It’s been two weeks since we met a barking, yelping, crying Churchill tied up outside Daunt Books on Fulham Road. Since then some things have changed …
his owner would like to make a go at keeping him, so we’ve decided to help out.
One big improvement – he’s going for walks twice a day with Joanna, our dog walker. He needed to expand his energy, and even after the very first morning walk, he was calmer. By the second walk, he had become a different dog.He comes to stay with us sometimes in between walks, and he has been very good.He loves playing with ALL our toys. I used to mind but I don’t any more, but now George is baffled as to why his toys gets scattered all over the floor. LOL!
We went to the vet together this weekto have him checked up and to assess his hernia situation. It is not an urgent matter but needs to be dealt with.He was brilliant on the examination table. But we also discovered he had a “hot spot” which was quite a large sore all hidden under his matted fur under his ear –He had that all cleaned up – and unfortunately, he had to wear a lampshade for a while.You still look cute, Churchill!No more scratching!
We have sorted out his daily walks with Joanna who helps with his walking properly on a leash. He’s only 18 months so still has a lot of energy. But he now he also plays and socialises with the other dogs he walks with – Crumpet, Habiti, sometimes Darcy, sometimes Jaffa and George.
We finally got him to the vet to check on his hernia situation and a wound under his ear which had become infected.
We changed his food to further help him with his skin condition.
I think all this will help him towards a more regulated environment which I think most dogs need to be calm. We’ll take it one step at a time but he deserves what’s best for him.