Well, I went to collect my newest rescue cav today, approx 13 yr old BT Bitch with grade 5 murmur and missing an eye.
She was found tied up on the side of a 6 lane HWY on last Thursday evening and rushed to an emergency vet, who eventually found my details as cav rescue and notified me.
She is very traumatised and nervy, but given what she has gone through, has settled in SOOOOOO well. She shook and wet herself all the way home to my house, and refused to come out of her crate for the first 24 hours. However since then she has got a little better and a little better and then, today, she let one of my cavs into her crate with her and they snuggled for 20 minutes or so.
Tonight she came out for quite a while, and had some dinner and a little wander around the house. Im so lucky my furkids are so used to the delicate rescue kids, they just know not to bark, not to make sudden movement, not to jump on them, not to try and play with them too soon and to give them space. They have been utterly fantastic with her!!
Due to her age and her condition, and as with all cavs similare to her, she will not be rehomed, she will live and die her with me.
She really is such a dear little girl though and it is my new mission to make the rest of her life, no matter how short, the best part of her life yet.