This is what is running its way through our home at the moment. First Bloss, then Sam, now me, and Mr E is on the way to join us.
Summer colds are just not fun.
On a more personal, and very sad note, we are all feeling gutted right now.
Our Lily Rose is being put down tomorrow.
She has mauled our little Bob-the-dog. He will recover, but at the moment he is very sore with a large gash in his shoulder and a puncture wound through his muscle. He's quite fragile and needing to be right at our feet all the time...I'm not sure how this will affect him long term, but he will not be the same confident dog.
We have known for a while that Lily Rose cannot be trusted around children because she 'corrals' people and tries to dominate them. We had advertised for her to be given away as a hunting dog out bush, but no responses came. Now she has shown an aggressive side and is not safe.
We would appreciate your prayers for us as we are all deeply grieved and tomorrow will be a very difficult day for each of us.
The main lesson we are learning from this is not to 'rescue' an animal you have no knowledge about, not to take on someone else's problem when you're not sure what you are doing. We were led by emotion at the time, not common sense.
We love her, but we cannot change what has happened or prevent an escalation of this type of behaviour in the future. We are acting as responsibly as we know how.
Bless you all,