Samira came to us many months ago, very afraid along with a few others who had had some rough years in a pound in Romania.
She was timid, she never asked for anything but would always be around – she was surprised to feel love and kindness and it took a little while to build her trust. She wasn’t as happy as the others here no matter what we tried for her.
She was completely overlooked, almost as though she was a black dog and we were all baffled why she waited such a long time to get a trial as we couldn’t find any “faults” with her.
But we learn that some dogs just wait longer than others for their forever homes to come up and what a happy ending this one is. Her new mums’ email below shows why she waited so long – she was waiting for Emma, her new mum, for her time to shine.
“Just checking in with an update on Queen Samira. What an amazing girl she is, I’m so proud of the way she’s settled in, it’s as if we’ve been together for years. She hasn’t put a paw wrong (apart from pork chop stealing and epic fox poo rolling sessions!), she’s so much more relaxed now within herself – no more jumping at every clanking sound, or cowering when passing men in the street. She walks with her tail high and nose usually to the ground, forensically sniffing.
A dog walker told me about a huge field, just over from the River Bollin in Bowdon to try some off lead training (big is the word, it takes us almost an hour to walk round it). We’ve been going up there armed with a 20 metre training lead and a bag of her favourite treats…she’s doing brilliantly! It seems to be huge fun for her to charge towards me at full pelt, I swear she’s laughing while she does it.
She’s just a lovely, happy, dog. Just as she should be. I’m honoured that she’s allowed me to be her human. “
Sometimes you worry about some of them so much, then days like this happen and all is well, a renewed sense of determination to keep the faith that there will be someone for each one day.
Now to get the rest of the “background dogs” their chance….