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Stanley has been to the vets today hes been a poorly pup ...

So I had mentioned I took him from a bad situation on Friday ...

I was working gently towards taking him over the next few weeks ...

On Thursday he was bitten by the families other 90 kg dog.. I dont know the breed ..

Anyways long story short the puncture wounds weren't visible to the eye through his matted coat so we were unsure the damage that was caused...hes been fantastic till today on a sunny walk we went back to the van and he wouldn't jump in ..normally he does ..once home he took himself to a corner and slept but I knew something wasnt right ..he woke up shivery tail between his legs panting all the signs of a sick dog.. called the vets who said to bring him at 4 pm ...while waiting I sat with him wet his paws and ears to keep him cool..while doing this I could see pus leaking from his fur and it was then obvious hes got a wound under that bit ..

Update hes been checked antibiotic injection and more antibiotic tablets for the next 10 days ..along with paracetamol twice daily .

Hes fast asleep at my feet in his basket after being hand fed a boneless pork chop ..

I'm just a little peeved at the ex owner who had said I probably had been walking him too much and hes got a sprained muscle ..Stanley hasn't been walked for months all he had was a patio area to share with the other dog ...on our walks hes been both on and off lead but by god hes enjoyed those walks so far and will continue to do so when better ...

I wont repeat my reply but I feel better for telling her what I did ..πŸ˜‚ my rant is now over 🧑

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Hope Stanley improves, I hate cruelty to animals, dogs are so forgiving, give him a hug from me. Jane

I will do thankyou 🐾🐾


bless his heart hope he's ok found this, Pork must be thoroughly cooked without any seasonings or additives before you offer your dog this meat. While pork is high in protein, it's also a rich meat that may cause indigestion. ... In addition, undercooked pork puts your dog at risk for trichinosis, a parasite infection that leads to gastrointestinal illness. I'm not being nasty it's just I found out the hard way years ago

Blackbird8 in reply to Hidden

Thankyou for that helpful advice it was cooked thoroughly under the grill nothing added to it . It wasnt undercooked as was tested by myself before feeding but thankyou again x

Hidden in reply to Blackbird8

oh brilliant .Ihope he has a good night.we worry so much about them give him a big cuddle from me .

I’m so pleased you have Stanley with you now Bb8 and hope he makes a good recovery. I can’t put into words what I think of his previous owner.

Lots of love, Carole xxxπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Blackbird8 in reply to sassy59

I feel the same my lovley totally two different people regarding dogs and pets in general but I'm happy hes with me and I will kick his bum πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ if he gives me anymore days like to today lots of love back to you πŸ’šπŸ’š

sassy59 in reply to Blackbird8


She shouldn’t have the other much larger dog either as she neglects her dogs and keeps them on a small patio. No wonder the poor thing turned on Stanley. It must be totally frustrated. Report her. It is confidential.

I do hope that Stanley is better soon. Twinkle sends healing hugs.x

Blackbird8 in reply to Littlepom

Thankyou so much LP and Twinkle .. Stanley said what's your phone number Twinks πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

It means a lot so thankyou again πŸ’šπŸ§‘


I hope stanley improves very soon, I'm sure he will with love and care he receives from you. Have a good night love and hugs for Stanley. Take care.😊 Bernadette and Jack πŸ• xxxx

Blackbird8 in reply to Damon1864

Awww thankyou Bernadette and Jack that's really kind of you two .. I'm really hoping so he seems brighter than he was earlier so hopefully a few days crate rest and he will be able to get over this ..🧑🧑🐾🐾🐿

Poor Stanley 🐾

Wishing him the speediest of recoveries and hope he gets spoiled with all his favourite treats for being a brave boy.

Blackbird8 in reply to crashdoll

Thankyou so much hes fast asleep now in the big crate beside our bed bless him I'm hoping for a quiet restful night after such a long day πŸ§‘πŸ’š

Poor Stan, he must be feeling glad to have found a new home and new beginnings with you. I hope he gets better soon 🐢

Oh Huff thankyou I must admit I was and still am a bit broken by it .. but I'm sure he will be fine in the morning hes looking at me from his crate wagging his wiggly bum at me .. πŸ’šπŸ§‘

It sounds like he’s really happy with you πŸ’•

Poor Stanley, the medication will surely so have him fully fit. 🀑🐢x

Blackbird8 in reply to Don-1931

Hopefully Don in a few days I think he will be back to being Stanley πŸ’š

Oh my goodness poor Stanley, I’m so pleased he’s with you and getting the care he needs. He must think he’s in Valhalla with fresh cooked food and loads of love.

Sending huge cyber hugs to you both and hope you have a good night.

Like sassy59 if I said what I thought about his previous owner I would be arrested!


Blackbird8 in reply to judes

I'm pleased hes here also hes had a fairly good night sleepless for me lol ... just had his breakfast with first part of medications and had a walk to the corner and back πŸ§‘πŸ’š

Poor Stanley, good job he's with you now. Hope he feels better soon and I'm sure he'll have a wonderful life with you, lots of love and attention and lots of lovely long walks. We have a rescue dog, not sure of his background but don't think he was mistreated, thank goodness.

Love and hugs, Jackie and Jasper xx πŸΆπŸ€—

Thankyou Jackie for your very kind words hes slightly better this morning so hopefully on the up ..

Good on you for finding Jasper and sharing a lovley life together love BB and Lord Stanley πŸ˜‚πŸ’šπŸ§‘

Stanley is lucky to have you BB and, his previous owner is now the ex as you said. I'm sure he will soon be well again with your TLC.

Blackbird8 in reply to CDPO16

Thankyou so much hes such a lovley boy you cant help but love him πŸ§‘πŸ’š

Keep up your great work with Stanley. Your doing great job. IRS like having children all over again. You always know when something not right

Blackbird8 in reply to Spacecat1

Couldn't agree more with you thankyou πŸ’šπŸ§‘

Stanley is blessed to have all your love and care. I hope he is better soon. xx

Blackbird8 in reply to illawarra

Illawarra thankyou hes a bit brighter this morning had breakfast meds a quick walk round the green and back on crate rest with a puzzle we have the vets at 11 again for a temperature check πŸ˜€πŸ§‘

I had a cat once who was always getting infected puncture wound .....he was small, great with people , but would fight any animal that was around. He once stalked a horse!

As you say, there is often not much sign...maybe a bit of swelling before release.

Your dog is in excellent hands.....sending best wishes.

Blackbird8 in reply to knitter

Many thanks knitter ..

Cats are feisty when they have to be 🧑🧑

Thank goodness there are people like you to take these poor neglected babies in I had to rehome my three twelve months ago when my husband passed away suddenly as I couldn't cope with them it broke m heart and I still cry every time I think about them which is often

Blackbird8 in reply to kathbrad3

Oh my I'm so sorry you had to let them go you must miss them all dearly 🧑

So very pleased he is yours now and his ill treatment has been voiced by you . Sending much love to you both x

Blackbird8 in reply to Daisy55

Many thanks lovley hes sending wuff back atcha πŸΎπŸΎπŸ’š

So sorry to read this. I have become a Stan-fan and hate to think of what he had, and evidently still is going through. The very best wishes to you all, and i would have ranted as well.


Blackbird8 in reply to Sops

I'm his number one fan of stan the man..I'm keeping him safe though hes feeling sorry for himself as hes on crate rest for the day ..but with short walks every 2 hours just to the corner and back πŸ’šπŸ§‘

Hope Stanley is soon better. He's been through too much. Best wishes to both of you.

Blackbird8 in reply to Alberta56

Thankyou so much Alberta πŸ§‘πŸ’šπŸΎπŸΎ

Oh poor Stanley..but a lucky boy to be with u...hand fed pork - he will b loving it! Hope hes soon well xx

Blackbird8 in reply to Patk1

Ahem his Royal Highness if one dosent mind hes on the mend thankyou πŸ’šπŸ§‘πŸΎπŸΎ

Get well soon, Stanley. You've got an ace of a new Mummy now. Lots of hugs and ear scratches from me.

Blackbird8 in reply to Ergendl

Awww that's lovley thankyou..he says thanks for ear scratches if he rolls over his tummy is available πŸ˜€πŸ§‘πŸΎπŸΎ

Ergendl in reply to Blackbird8

Tummy scratches too, of course, but only with his permission. Some beasties are a bit picky about who touches their chest.

Blackbird8 in reply to Ergendl

Full permission granted by his Pawness 🐾🐾

I am so glad you are taking care of him now. Some people don't deserve dogs x x x

Blackbird8 in reply to Shirleyj

Thankyou Shirley I agree but hopefully will get better and be on our walks again where he runs round like a goon πŸ˜‚

I hope Stanley is better soon. Poor boy. I'm sure he'll improve wonderfully in your care and love you to bits. ((Hugs)) to Stanley. Our charge (Molly lab) has gone home now. Last walk together yesterday . Strange not to come down to a dog in the morning. x Anita

You need to rescue one πŸ˜‚

Hes asleep in the crate after a mooch round the block of to the vets at 11 😌

Good for you telling her. It’s a disgrace dogs need exercise and walking is very good for us so very good for the dog. Glad you had the sense to take the dog to the vet a,dog can’t tell,you what is wrong with them but at least you saw the signs and phoned the vet for an appointment. He’s got a good loving family who will take him for walks etc. Enjoy him.

Blackbird8 in reply to 12345pink

Thankyou so much πŸ’œ

Thats good, give him a pat from me.


Blackbird8 in reply to Sops

Consider it done 🐾🐾

Hope Stanley recovers well and goes on to enjoy a wonderful life with you BB8

Blackbird8 in reply to Bkin

I'm hoping so Bkin thankyou πŸ’œ

Why do people have a dog if they can't look after it properly? It saddens and exasperates me. I love animals and they just keep giving. They just don't deserve some of their owners. I loved reading your post blackbird because it shows how much you care. I have no doubt this this little chap has found a wonderful home and owner. Let us know how he gets on.

And thank you for your kindness it lifts my spirits so much.


I most certainly will do and thankyou so much RR πŸ§‘πŸ’š

Poor Stan. Thank goodness he’s with you

Blackbird8 in reply to Oshgosh

Yes I'm thankful to πŸ’šπŸ§‘

As I said before Stan is lucky to have found you. I hope he makes a quick recovery and there’s no more nasty shocks awaiting. Littlepom is correct this person needs reporting. Their neglect is awful and makes my blood boil.

Blackbird8 in reply to Mooka

Couldn't agree more with you and thankyouπŸ§‘πŸ’š

Poor furbaby, I hope he makes a quick recovery. I hope you have his ex-owner a right telling off. What a cheek saying you had a probably been walking him to much. If she had cared for him properly, he wouldn't have matted hair and you would have seen the wound earlier. Stanley's ex-owner ought to be ashamed of herself. Thank God he has you now to take care of him. 🐢❀🐢

Blackbird8 in reply to JanBis

My sentiments in a nutshell hes safe now just get him better πŸ§‘πŸ’š

He's in the best place possible now, so hope he recovers quickly to enjoy his wonderful new home where he will be cared for and loved to the max. Hope all else good with you Blackbird x

Blackbird8 in reply to Dedalus

Yes thankyou everything just fine πŸ’šπŸ§‘ hope your well

Big hugs to Mr pleased you saw the problem.

My feelings towards previous owner are X rated.

Wonderful he has you.

Please give extra cuddles and a treat (or two) from me x

Blackbird8 in reply to ninelives

All taken care of for you πŸ§‘πŸ’š

So grateful for people like you! Reading all of the replies makes me know the world has so many people who care about each other and the furry beings we live with. Thank you!

Blackbird8 in reply to Myownidea

The replies are amazing and so full of sentiments it's just so kind of everyone πŸ’šπŸ§‘

Poor Stanley - thank heavens he has you BB. Hoping for quick and full recovery. :) :)

Blackbird8 in reply to O2Trees

Thankyou ever so much cant sum up in words everyone's kindness its lovley to know that everyone is rooting for this old man who acts like a 4 year old πŸ’š

O2Trees in reply to Blackbird8

Lovely! :) :) :)

Love and cuddles to Stanley 🐞

Thankyou muchly 🐾🐾

Sounds like you are really taking care of Stanley and giving him tge love and care he deserves. You have the right to rant and hope it’s helped. I had to take one of my yorkies to the vet today for an ear infection and I hate it when they are under the weather

Aww your poor yorkie .ear infections are awful ..its awful seeing them in pain ...

Thankyou he will have all the care and be loved in abundance now πŸ’š

Keep an eye on the wound. dog bites are known to carry mixed bacterial flora and can persist despite antibiotics .

Poor thing but he will be a good friend to you for rescuing him and giving him a better life.

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