Churchill is part of the “doodle” gang

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!

May’s comment: Churchill is now a part of our “gang” of doodles!  From left to right: Darcy, George (he’s a poo-poo doodle), Jaffa, Charlie, Crumpet (labradoodle) and Churchill (Bichon-doodle)

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.

7 Comments

  1. Cheryl

    Are you sure he’s not a part of your household? You are a very good “dog” friend. I have a feeling you have save him from some terrible outcome!

  2. Jill Keiser

    Glad you’ve taken a part in Churchill’s life — getting him regular exercise, having him checked out by the vet, and having his food regiment changed for his good! What great friends you are!

  3. Alison Mullett

    Well done May for giving Churchill’s owner the guidance and help she needed. Great to read of his progress.

  4. I’m so glad you stepped up to help this little dog what a difference you have made to his life
    I wish more people were as caring as you are May I congratulate you 👏🏻

  5. Julia

    That’s great news. So glad she decided to keep him. I’m sure he’ll fit into the pack nicely! 😁

  6. Margaret Danks

    I think you should come live in The New Forest May, bring all the dogs and start a doodle rescue lol. That would be my goal if I won the lottery. I’m so glad Churchill is getting the love and care he deserves.

  7. SamanthaR and Lola

    So great to read about Churchill’s turnaround; you must be delighted too. He looks like a fabulous little chap and it looks like you have read him really well. Dog walking and socialising is such a great thing for dogs to do, at the end of the day, they are a pack animal and they really want to be part of a pack and feel like they belong. Great job May. (and Darcy and George for being so generous with your toys and welcoming Churchill into your special pack!).

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