Hello everyone! I am sure some of you already know my story but I will tell you again. I used to live with travellers with a very bossy Dane boy called Amos and a little deaf bitch called Sky who seems to have had lots of puppies. I am now living with my foster mum and her 2 children. I have met the vet twice, had my bits off, teeth cleaned and my vaccinations plus wormer and flea stuff, so according the very nice vet I am ready to start a new life. Sometimes I hear my mum say words like dumb!! Not sure why as I think I am very clever, but mum just laughs and gives me a big kiss and cuddle. I know I look much older than I am, 4 years old but life has not always been easy. These things take their toll on a young man like me. I don't think I have any faults, yes that is true. So is there a family out there that would love to look after me for the rest of my life, please?
Update Thursday, 6 June 2013
During the time Lennox was in foster care in Lincolnshire it became apparent that he had a problem with one of his hind legs. He was taken to a vet and the diagnosis was confirmed that he had a ruptured cruciate ligament. We bought Lennox down to Bristol to be seen at Highcroft vets and had x-rays taken on both legs and had a TTA operation a couple of days later. He is home in Bristol, slowly recuperating and only allowed out in the garden for toileting purposes for the next 2 weeks and then a 5 minute walk 3 times per day and more x-rays in 8 weeks time. We are keeping everyone updated on our Facebook page.
Update Tuesday, 2 July 2013
I am sure that a few of you will know the story of Lennox and Daneline but please excuse me if I run through it again and bring you all up to date.
Back in April time Lennox was living with 2 other Danes in terrible conditions in the North of England. A rescue operation was put into place and all 3 Danes were transported to Derbyshire. Daneline had him vaccinated, castrated and his teeth cleaned. Daneline had to find a new foster home for him quickly and from there we collected Lennox and brought him to our home.
He was in a sorry state if the truth be known. He was really underweight and was unable to stand properly on one of his hind legs. We got him to the vet and the diagnosis was not good, he had a ruptured cruciate ligament. Lennox was one of those Danes that you just had to love from day one, he fitted into our home as if he had always been there, he is a dog with excellent manners (well other than the slight disagreement we had over the butter he had “borrowed” from the kitchen side and really didn’t want me to take back!) He gets on with most people, animals etc. and loves to just chill out. We were completely smitten with him and if we could have manufactured a perfect dane for our house then Lennox would be it. Sadly we knew that Daneline were actively looking for a forever home for him and that he would soon be leaving us. But firstly his health needed to be sorted and Daneline then arranged for Lennox to be taken to Bristol for x-rays on both hind legs at Highcroft vets. A couple of days later Lennox was under the knife for a TTA operation (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement for the more technical minded!!). Lennox stayed with Lissi - and led her what can only be described as a dog’s life!! He was under strict conditions for exercise and on 5 meals a day to build him up.
While Lennox was in Bristol we got regular updates from Lissi and were encouraged with the huge progress that he was making. We had made it known that Lennox was the perfect dog for us and that if the opportunity arose we would love to be his forever family. Well thankfully the powers that be at Daneline decided that we were special enough to adopt him and we were able to travel to Bristol to relieve Lissi of the over excited Lennox!
He has put on loads of weight and looks so handsome. We brought him home and have maintained the strict exercise regime needed to ensure he fully recovers from his operation. He has to go back to Bristol in a few weeks for an x-ray to check all is going to plan and fingers crossed he will be back to… I was going to say old self but that’s not true, he will be better than he was before. He already is in many respects and that is all down to Daneline and the dedicated foster carers and supporters ensuring that the danes get the help that they need, be that medically, financially or just someone to love them forever. So believe me when I say we are eternally grateful to Daneline for allowing us to provide a home for Lennox and for all the support they have given and will continue to give us for as long as we need it.