A blog post that my friend Paulette at The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap posted recently inspired me to tell a lovely story about what love and compassion can do for a dog, especially an old dog.
A couple of days after his visit to the vet, little Wilbur was looking so much better! His real mum Katherine was being a wonderful support to Jess and providing for all his medical costs. Jess arranged for Katherine to visit Wilbur, the first time she’d seen him in 12 months!!
Foster mum Jess said “It was beautiful to see how happy Wilbur was to spend Saturday with Katherine (his real Mum) – he was running around like a mad rat haha.
Unfortunately we have had some bad news from the vet though, Wilbur has been diagnosed with kidney disease and has been put on a special diet to take the stress off his kidneys. Luckily he loves his new food!
Happier news, he has put on more weight, his chest infection has cleared and he is running around my house and playing like he is a puppy again”.
Jess hasn’t been able to take many photos as he looks like a blur roaming around after her cats!! He has also been playing with all the toys they have around the house and loves tug of war!
He has some new jumpers to keep his little body warm when he’s not snuggling up to his hot water bottle, and wears a little nappy to prevent accidents due to incontinence caused by his medications. So he now has free roam of the house, and love to snuggle into Jess.
So, at 16 years young, Wilbur is again feeling loved, warm and secure. And Jess has fallen big time for the little man!!
Thanks again Jess for everything you’ve done for Wilbur and Katherine xx