Never mind about football coming home. We welcome, Dorothea Elizabeth!
DeDe for short, she has joined the household of James, Frank and Dante.We know little about DeDe’s history except she was used as a breeding dog. They’re not sure how old she is, maybe 5 years of age. But when the breeder needed money to take his son to some special occasion, he thought to sell DeDe to afford it. She was put on Gumtree when DoodleAid stepped in and intervened. She was called Cookie then. She was fostered and taken care of when James and Frank saw her on their Facebook page – and applied to adopt her. Long story short, they met her on 25 June and together with Dante they spent a week in a rented cottage in Suffolk – neutral territory.
And you know who has been the biggest hero in her story? Dante.Her new brother, Dante accepted DeDe – as long as she doesn’t play with his multitude of balls 🙂But there was no fear for that as DeDe doesn’t play with anything. She lived in a cage most of her life. So she finds it a real novelty to find herself lying on the grass in the sun.And every now and then she goes up to her daddies to say thank you for having me. We had the honour of meeting DeDe over the weekend. We brought her a toy to call her own.George, who is sometimes unpredictable with new dogs, was very gentle with DeDe –He wanted to play with her. But she doesn’t really play yet. When he smelled her bits, she growled. She growled because she had enough. She had enough of being taken advantage of. Maybe for the first time in her life, she was able to say – no more!
For now, while her spirit is still under lock and key.She goes to her daddies –
just to be reassured that this new life of hers is for real …We know she is home. No more bad hoomans making her do things for their gain. May she soon find out that there are amazing hoomans in this world who have taken the time to save her and to help find her a home and that there are hoomans who are willing to take her in and become one of theirs.
And when told to a Greek friend her shortened name – DeDe, the friend explained it translates in Greek simply as”Gift from God”.Yup! She definitely is. Because she has already opened many people’s hearts.
May’s comment: Love, love, love DeDe.Do I want to steal her? Yes! BUT she has a most loving home and she has a brother to play with, and fields to run … she’s home. She’s a fabulous addition to the family.
We noted that she is very willing to be handled – and while we think that is absolutely lovely and cuddly, we can’t help but think what she must have endured to be subjected to being man-handled against her will. I had met another rescued breeding bitch who was the same. Heart breaking. We hope that soon she will learnt the difference between being man-handled and being cuddled with love.Her teeth needs attention and her back legs are weak from years of being locked up. She will be looked after and brought back to health. Her hair will soon grow out and she’ll be all fluffy like me!She has Dante who will over time show her how to have fun because he is a happy, lively dude! Maybe someday she will play ball too when she comes out from behind her veiled existence.
There was an interesting observation in all of this – the family dynamics. Dante, formerly the only dog has started to become clingy to James while DeDe has aligned herself with Frank. Everything will be alright, Dante. There’s enough love to go around.
Thank you DoodleAid for doing your part in saving so many of these beautiful doodles. Doodle crosses have become so popular in the last few years and all probably bought for their cuteness. But cuteness needs discipline and cuteness demands responsibility. They are not just cute teddy bears. They have emotions and they need us. So while many have been abandoned or sold on, charities like DoodleAid have stepped in to help. It shocks me to find how many lovely doggies have been needed to be rehomed. So if you know anyone who is looking for a doodle – do ask them to consider giving one who already needs a home.
DoodleAid exists on donations and they also need help with fostering. Let them know if you can be of help.