Willow came into our care in 2013 after a change in their owners circumstances. She came in as part of a bonded pair with her beloved sister Whisper. Both girls came to rescue with costly health conditions and a strong bond so it was decided foster together for the rest of their lives. Whisper sadly went to Rainbow Bridge in November 2017 after nearly four years in foster with Hounds First where she received the best of love and care from her foster mum Tracy. Willow is still in foster care and your sponsorship will continue towards paying her monthly vet bills and ensure that she continues to have the very best treatment possible. Willow in foster in Hayfield, High Peak, Derbyshire with her wonderful foster mum Tracy.
Willow is ever the ‘showman’ enjoying being the star of the show and loves to ‘perform’ by throwing her toys in the air and shaking and squeaking them and is very vocal ! She always wants to please and is would lick you to death given the chance.
Whisper was the most laid back character you could meet, she took everything in her stride and let Willow do what ever she liked, unless it is to take her favourite toy or treat that is and then she will put her paw down! She liked to lie in wait and pounce on Willow, which makes me smile every time as Willow looks like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh putting up with Tigger, you can imagine her saying ” I’ve been pounced …”.
They are a joy and it is sometimes easy to forget they have such health issues as they are such happy dogs. I will be ever grateful to Hounds First for agreeing to take them in their care and allow me the pleasure of looking after them.”
Whisper- In November 2012 Whisper developed Renal failure. She was admitted to a specialist renal vet hospital and was kept for 3 weeks to treat her. She lost a lot of weight and was at deaths door, it was touch and go however, with careful treatment, diet and lots of TLC she rallied. Whisper remained in good health and enjoying life until November 2017 when she went into kidney failure and was sent to the Bridge on the 4th November 2017.
Willow- Willow has suffered from epileptic fits since she was 2 years old. It is not known why these started. She underwent several tests when with her previous owner to try and determine the cause, however nothing showed up. Willow is on medication for life and this has reduced her fits to approximately 2 per year. Willow takes 2 x epiphen twice a day, 1 keppra twice a day and 1 Libromide once per day.
Willow also suffers with occasional Pancreatitis, and this is brought on by eating fatty foods. She is on a special diet and can only have special low fat treats occasionally.