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    Gift page on Many Tears Rescue

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    16-12-08 This is Gift and she truly is a little Gift from God. She is unable to walk properly but has the best sweetest temperament despite everything. Please see her slide show to understand her problem more. Gift is 16 months old, and she will be taken to see a specialist tomorrow. We pray the outcome will be good!!! This special little Gift needs our help so that she can run and play like other dogs. Our faith is in our specialist and we hope that she can perform the miracle to help Gift have the life she deserves.

    GIFT'S
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    Take a look at Gift's slide show to see how her legs are not working properly.
    19-12-08 UPDATE

    The specialist says Gift can barely see but thinks it may be possible to correct this. Her knees are locked and, as she cannot extend her legs, she hunches her back which will lead to a back and spine problem if not fixed soon. Despite all this Gift constantly wags her tail, is keen to make friends and loves a fuss.

    The specialist is 2½ hours away from us but does a great job at a good rate for the rescue. So for the New Year I need a gift - a gift of time to take this special girl to and from her operation which will be done in SY18. This will be four journeys - 2 to take her and leave her there and 2 to collect her the next day so we need volunteers to take her and bring her back. Even if you can only do one journey please get in touch.

    We hope we can find a very special fosterer near here or the specialist so we can co-ordinate this and if we cannot I will foster her myself. However, the best place for Gift will be a foster home where she can get one to one attention with one or two other dogs to help her adjust. She is VERY VERY special and I love her already but will not be adopting her.

    If anyone has a better idea run it past me but as is the case for everyone at the moment money is tight. The specialist here has quoted between £500 and £800 so please don't offer what we cannot afford.
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    01269 843084 between 10am and 4pm or email sw.vanatta@virgin.net
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    22-12-08 UPDATE
    Gift has now gone into her foster home in Swansea where she will be taken to and from her vet appointments. She will not be ready for adoption until all her treatments are complete and we will then assess what type of home will be needed. Thank you to everyone who has offered help.
    Watch Gift's video to see this beautiful girl. She can move around but is going to need operations on her legs and eyes before she's ready for a home.

    Gift video
    I'm totally in love with this girl
    Davy, SinE&Ella
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    Just about the prettiest tri I've seen. I think she would benefit from one of those back leg wheel chair things.
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    I've just watched the video, get your tissues ready if you watch this. She can walk though oddly. I think with exercise, she'd strengthen up, I wonder what they want to do to her when they operate??
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    I'm amazed at how well she can actually get around. Maybe they can unlock the knees? Alternatively the wheelie thing sounds brilliant...
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    O my,that truly is a special little girl...this video just broke my heart ...

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    Well she really is something special isnt she, I can see why you fell for her. Despite her eye and mobility problems she's getting around like a little trooper. the op will help. Her forever family are gonna be so lucky!

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    More photos at many tears website

    04-01-9 UPDATE

    Gift has been with us for two weeks now and really is a GIFT. She has not stopped wagging her tail since she arrived and has happily integrated herself into our household and is happy to be around us all whether we have 2 or 4 legs!!!

    In spite of her disabilities she is just SO grateful to be loved and cared for. She has adopted one of my sofa's and even has her own favourite spot on it and will squeeze herself into it regardless of who else is near by.

    She is a little nervous of passing through doors but is improving with encouragement. She has been remarkably clean in the house and is beginning to know how to tell us when she wants to go outside but all in all she has done very well. Her appetite is good and her all time favourite is a piece of cheese on toast, a treat all my dogs have on these cold winter days.

    She is happy to be cuddled and stroked all day and sleeps so contentedly without a murmur. It is almost as if she is catching up for lost time.

    She faces a lot of surgery to improve her quality of life and this will begin shortly but Gift already shows such gratitude in return for being loved that whatever we have to do for her will be worth all that it may entail. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to help her.
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    11-01-09

    Gift continues to enjoy her life here with my scotties and has really come out of her shell. In spite of her problems she loves to play in the garden and is the first to let me know when it is meal times. Tomorrow she takes the first step of her journey towards a better quality of life and will go to the specialists for the first of her operations.

    We hope and pray that not only will it be a complete success but that her recovery will also be swift and uneventful. Please keep all your fingers and toes crossed for her she so deserves a happy, pain free and comfortable life. She is so precious.
    16-01-09

    Tonight, I collected Gift from the specialists. She has come home on weekend leave after having undergone 3 operations this week. When I saw her I could have cried. Her eye has had to be operated on twice this week and has had to be partly sutured together to ensure it's dressing stays place. Also her left leg has been operated on but is appears to be healing.

    She seemed so subdued but who could blame her but obviously knew my voice and hurriedly smelt my clothing as I put my hand into her crate to touch her. After a complete hand over and numerous drops and medicines we started our journey home. She was as good as gold the whole way, over 100 miles and didn't murmur. As soon as I opened my gate her little head lifted and her obvious delight at hearing my dogs bark will never leave my memory I have never seen a tail wag so fast, she knew she was home.

    She has to be rested and has a lot of eye drops etc to endure which at the moment are very uncomfortable for her. However she has eaten a really good meal and as I write this has curled up alongside me and is sound asleep.
    My earnest desire for little Gift is that all she has endured will bring her the results she so deserves so her sight will be restored.
    17-01-09

    Today I am devastated. This morning Gift's eye had deteriorated and I rushed her back to my vet. She then had to be transferred to a new
    specialist, we have been out for 12 hrs.

    The verdict is not good. It seems that Gift has a severe infection and her eye is in a very bad state. There is only a 35% chance that any sight can be restored.

    Overnight she will have to have hourly drops, antibiotics and serous fluid derived from her own blood instilled into her eye. Her other eye also needs intense treatment.

    I have to update the specialist tomorrow. If her eye stabilizes over night then she will still have to be seen on Monday morning and treatment reviewed. If not then her eye may have to be removed.

    Today's treatment alone has cost £358.00 if anyone can donate to help this little sweetheart please please do so. My nursing skills have come in very handy for Gift I shall do my utmost to help save her sight please help Many Tears to help her.

    If you want to donate towards Gift's treatment please send a cheque to Many Tears Animal Rescue, Cwmlogin House, Cefniethin, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 7HB and write "For Gift" on the back. THANK YOU.

    Davy, SinE&Ella
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    My cavalier not spoilt...I'm just well trained!

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    O no, I dont believe it, I was really rooting for this little girl. This has really tugged at my heart strings, the poor little girl. Davy you are going straight to heaven for the kindness you are showing this little girl. She is in my prayers, sending lots of positive energy her way for a complete and speedy recovery. And even if she does lose her eye, she can have a really good quality of life anyway. I know many dogs with disabilities like this and they really do take it in their stride. I hope it doesnt resort to this but if it does, she will be just fine (hopefully).

    This little girl truly deserves a happy and comfortable life. My thoughts are with you Davy and all the great work that you are doing.
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