Some Happy Endings
Just a few words about my friend Gabriel. We have had the pleasure of Gabriel living with us for the last five weeks. What a wonderful dog he is. We were only going to foster a dog, but after the first week we knew he was for us and would not be giving him up. He is clean in the house, sleeps all night, (and all day if left alone,) eats all his food, and he has given us all his trust and affection. There is no aggression whatsoever in him, he loves attention, and he gets that in plenty, especially when we have visitors, or family visits. Full marks to Linda, who looked after him for the first few months, and must have certainly saved his life and brought him back to health and taught him that not all humans are nasty people, as it must have been in his earlier life, on the Flapper tracks. He has certainly won over mine and Pauline's hearts, even after only the first week of his company. There are four things he likes. The first is his soft bed and a very close second is his cuddles, then his food, (what an appetite he has) and, lastly, his walks, he is still on the lead, but I think he is close to being let off, if the conditions are right. He is getting to know his way around this new area he now lives in and looks up at me if I go a different way, as much to say do you know where you are going. He certainly has his own character, and it is lovely. Gabriel and I have just come home from visiting my old school friend in a nursing home. He is blind and has advanced dementia, Gabriel managed to get a small reaction from him, which was a huge improvement from my previous visits. Gabe, was a great attraction to the residents and the nurses at the home and they all want him to come back soon. Thank you Gerry and Linda for bringing him to us.