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Lurcher ahoy... again.

This large hairy dog's owner had a very serious accident and was rushed into hospital.  Nobody was able to care for the dog, so the local dog warden took him into the local pound kennels, where the  council confirmed they would not pay for his kennelling fees (nor could/would the owner)  and asked the pound to have him put to sleep.  

The pound wanted to give him a chance so they called round.  Everywhere is full to the brim including overflow spaces with lurchers right now,  even worse than usual. So I said I would take him. 

We think he is some sort of  a wolfhound cross, and about 7-ish.   At the moment he is in Milton Keynes (in Oldies Club's emergency kennels) while he gets his vaccinations up to date, then he will come here until he finds a home. 

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parrot_knight
8th May, 2011 22:17 (UTC)
Either that dog is really affectionate, or just has a taste for human skin, or both. I hope he finds a home, and that he gets on with your two in the meantime.
philmophlegm
8th May, 2011 22:36 (UTC)
Given the size of the animal, I really hope it's not the latter, and I think I'm wary of the former...
bunn
9th May, 2011 12:31 (UTC)
The kennels tell me he is very affectionate, if at the moment, somewhat bouncy as he has had several weeks in a kennel with very little exercise.
parrot_knight
9th May, 2011 12:51 (UTC)
I am sure he will have help with the exercise once he gets down to your neck of the woods...
inzilbeth_liz
9th May, 2011 06:14 (UTC)
Good luck!
bunn
9th May, 2011 08:04 (UTC)
Thanks!
smirnoffmule
9th May, 2011 07:44 (UTC)
Oh, he's gorgeous. Glad he's safe, and good for the pound. What a horrible situation - is there no possibility the owner will be able to have him back once they're better, or is it more a case of won't than can't?
bunn
9th May, 2011 08:04 (UTC)
We're told not, I understand the accident was severe enough that it was likely to make large-dog ownership rather difficult :-(
puddleshark
9th May, 2011 11:37 (UTC)
Some sort of wolfhound cross... Oh, my. Fingers crossed it all goes well!
bunn
9th May, 2011 12:34 (UTC)
It's always a *bit* of a gamble, but I feel that since Duke, I am a bit better prepared for the arrival of another huge lurcher!
endlessrarities
14th May, 2011 15:49 (UTC)
Lovely dog!

I'm definitely not a dog person, and I'm not a bloodsports person, as I've probably said before, but... I do like hounds. Greyhounds, foxhounds, beagles, lurchers. Mean hunter killer dogs, like Stealth Bombers, but dog-shaped.
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