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'Lillypods'

Post by staffylevi » Sat May 31, 2014 12:15 pm

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This is our Lilly, affectionately known as Lillypods, not sure why but she seems to like it. This is her story so far...
We were lucky to get these early pictures. She was born around December 08, her and her siblings were left in a garden for seven days after being born. They were rescued by the RSPCA in Southridge and Lilly was the runt of the litter and was not expected to survive if not for the kindness of one of the staff who took her home and nursed her back to health. Due being neglected from birth she had developed an ear infection that had progressed and resulted in the vet needing to make a new hole for her ear. The RSPCA rehomed all five pups successfully but they were unable to take their mother because of some technicality so this could all happen again (it totally enrages me). Anyway we visited Southridge and that's where we first saw Lilly (Millie to them), described as a 3 month old Staffy cross she had a lovely mottled mink/sandy colour which was so unusual and those beautiful striking eyes. There she was this tiny little bundle in her massive cell you could hardly see her, she made no noise and no amount of coaxing would get her out of her bed, not even a tail wag, zilch. She was also reserved so we carried on looking.

The RSPCA had some staffy pups; 5-weeks-old, they desperately needed to be fostered as the centre was short staffed and these pups needed a lot of attention so we agreed to help.

We remarked on the staffy called Millie and they told us her story and that she had been rehomed once but was brought back because she nipped the daughter (its a puppy, what did they expect?) and that she was reserved again and due to go out next week. We asked if they would contact us if for any reason she became available again.

Our home check was carried out on the Tuesday morning and on Tuesday afternoon we got a call to say that Millie was available, the man who had reserved her came with his dog muzzled so it was a no no. We went straight to Southridge and having already passed our homecheck were allowed to take her home straight away providing she got on with our two dogs which she did.

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So she settled in well, all three dogs sleeping together. Lilly is very laid back and would sleep all day if nothing woke her up, we took her to the beach but she wouldn't go near the sea although the other two love it, maybe in time she will. Shes come out of her shell a bit now and everybody loves this girl, she gets so much attention. She is still quiet unassuming in her manner although she very affectionate and wags her tail all the time. She's taken a shine to our old fella Sonny, a 13-year-old GSDx, she's always licking and sniffing him and he doesn't seem to mind all the attention.

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We eventually introduced her to the fun of the hose pipe and she really came into her own, she absolutely loves water now you just cant keep her away, she has her own pool in the garden which she just loves to stand in waiting for someone to play with her. She goes mad for bubbles jumping high to get them and loves the water pistol although she does get a bit carried away at times and has bitten the end off of it so we now need a new one, and a new hose pipe as she keeps picking up the gun and running up the garden with it and then her and Lois (our last baby) bite holes in the pipe so the water goes everywhere, you just have to laugh. To funny

Her training has gone really well, she's completed Bronze and Silver and is now doing her Gold. We've entered her into dog shows at local villages and rescue open days coming second in best rescue puppy and fourth in best female, well done Lillypods!!!

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Lilly with her family, Sonny the old fella, Jazzy girl sandy staffy x, Lois brindle staffy x.
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Avatar is staffy Levi & GSD Sonny; true ambassadors for their breeds. You live on in our hearts & the rest of our pack.
Jasmine SBTx 4yrs, Lilly SBTx 3.5yrs, Lois SBTx 3yrs

adlersparker
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Such a lovely story Laughing she is beautiful so are you other dogs too.

irishemeraldlady
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What a heart breaking story with a wonderful ending! Surprised

Love the pic of all 4 together ! Laughing It makes me laugh cause no matter what they always find a way to cuddle up together!
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Olivia
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Beautiful dogs and a lovely story - well the endings of the story anyway.
In fact I think that they are so cute they could definitely enter our competition 'My Dog is the Cutest' :lol: :lol:
staffylevi
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An update on our lovely Lil
Lilly turned three on New Year's Day sharing her birthday with Sonny our GSDx who was 14. She adores 'Big Daddy' aka Sonny, always licking him round the muzzle, mind you she does that to all the pack and they back to her, it's quite commical to watch sometimes. Smile

She's grown in to quite a young lady; she loves everyone and everything.
Because of her sad start in life being taken away from her mum so young she never got a chance to build an immune system and as a result suffers with a skin condition called Atopic Dermatitis. We tried everything to overcome this condition from homeophatic remedies to antihistamines to accupuncture none of which worked so she is now on a life-long drug called Atopica which is an immune suppressive drug but does not have the side effects that steroids do and it works! Smile She also suffers with split claws which doesn't cause too much of a problem as long as we keep them short. You would never know she had any kind of skin disorder as her coat is lovely and healthy.

To maintain what immune system she does have she eats a raw diet so nothing artificial goes in and nothing artificial comes out!! She is just such a gawjus girl in every way; she'll melt your heart with those big piercing almond shaped eyes - you just can't resist them and she knows it - God! knows we try!!! hot over you

Hot dog :D
She still loves her snoozes and sometimes is referred to as 'Lazy Lilly', she'll sleep and snore for England if you let her! To funny She gets on the bed and burrows under the duvet as she's a snow plough shovelling up the snow, she just loves being warm. When I've got the hairdryer going, guaranteed the Pods will be there for a quick blast.

She likes chasing rabbits but would never ever catch one thank God! as she gives up half way cos' she just can't be bothered. She loves playin' with Cassie (our foster), they are both big play monsters. I would say Lilly gets the most comments and attention from people cos' she's just a beautiful beautiful girl and stands out from the crowd!

Water baby
This little lady just loves water! Any kind of water activity and she's there. She skates on ice in the winter and loves to break it up. I still take her training once a week; everybody loves her there and she really has changed the views of people that were sceptical and wary of staffies. Good girl Pods! Smile I love you1 She enjoys training a lot especially as this is where Toby is, her long-haired Dautchand boyfriend who she rough 'n' tumbles with.

Staffy Awareness
Like the rest of our girls lil' Lil gets out there Doin' it for the staffies... winning hearts for her kind and collecting much-need monies for SR. She always pulls a crowd especially when she fixates on the small furries; she doesn't do anything just stands there tail wagging completely mesmerised by them... comments echo; 'Look at that dog looking at the rabbits... etc... ', then laughs. People end up watchin' her more than the wabbits. :)

Here's a few pics of the girl herself...
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With the pack
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Double Trouble love9
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Asleep in the back of the car
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Lil 'n' Cas in action
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Cos' you're gawjus x
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With Lois and her Visla friends Hector & Rufus
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40 winks with Cas & Lois
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With her furry friends
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Bluebell woods
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A couple old favs ... Sorry! I just can't stop takin' foties of my dogs Rolling Eyes
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Doin' it for the staffies....

Avatar is staffy Levi & GSD Sonny; true ambassadors for their breeds. You live on in our hearts & the rest of our pack.
Jasmine SBTx 4yrs, Lilly SBTx 3.5yrs, Lois SBTx 3yrs

charliebear
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She really is so so beautiful!!! love1 She looks like she's got such an expressive face as well......I think she'd have me running around after her all day!!!! Love her! Big Hug

staffylevi
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Thank you charliebear. She does look very expressive... sometimes she looks almost pre-histroic. When we first rescued her she used to hide under her blanket in her bed and in the mornings when it was time to wake and we'd see movement from under the covers we'd say... 'Oh no, it's hatchin' - her first-ever nickname was Godsuki!
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Doin' it for the staffies....

Avatar is staffy Levi & GSD Sonny; true ambassadors for their breeds. You live on in our hearts & the rest of our pack.
Jasmine SBTx 4yrs, Lilly SBTx 3.5yrs, Lois SBTx 3yrs

chinquest
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Very very pretty girl x

Pipps
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A lovely write up on the wonderful Lilly. A very special girl and so stunning. love1
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staffylevi
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Thanks M and Pipps - she really is a sweet sweet girl! love9
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Doin' it for the staffies....

Avatar is staffy Levi & GSD Sonny; true ambassadors for their breeds. You live on in our hearts & the rest of our pack.
Jasmine SBTx 4yrs, Lilly SBTx 3.5yrs, Lois SBTx 3yrs

goodvic2
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The pack are all beautiful , but Lilly is so pretty.

Love the pics. Nothing nicer than seeing a load of staffies together xx
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Thank you Vicky, I couldn't agree more...
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Jasmine SBTx 4yrs, Lilly SBTx 3.5yrs, Lois SBTx 3yrs

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Aww, the gorgeous Lilly. love9 love9
Look forward to meeting her again, and for the next staffylevi doggy story. love
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staffylevi
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That'll be Lois then!!
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Doin' it for the staffies....

Avatar is staffy Levi & GSD Sonny; true ambassadors for their breeds. You live on in our hearts & the rest of our pack.
Jasmine SBTx 4yrs, Lilly SBTx 3.5yrs, Lois SBTx 3yrs

charliebear
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Yay! I'll look forward to reading all about Lois!!!
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'Lillypods'

Post by dogbodies4 » Sat May 31, 2014 12:15 pm

staffylevi
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She'll have you in stitches... :lol:


Lilly on holiday in Norfolk last week. :D
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Lilly is truly a delight, she loves everyone and everything; she has shown the many foster staffies we've had here in the 'staffylevi' mad house the ropes, shown them how to play, how to interact with other canines, how to socialise and possibly how to get what you want... :oops: :lol: (never a cross word from this girl), she's a real 'team player' even lending a paw on our Staffy Awareness drives helping to raise the profile of this very much misunderstood breed.

She plays hard and sleeps ever harder... what staffy doesn't? Rolling Eyes She still suffers with her skin a bit but takes everything life as to throw at her in every 'carefree' stride she takes. This girl has a huge huge heart... enjoy some more pics our of lil' treasure. :D

Our last awareness drive in her new Crimbo jumper
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Doin' it for the staffies...
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With Morgan staffy, Cassie (ex-fosters) 'n' her siblings
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Fun with Lois 'n' Jasmine
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With Cas
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With her sisters
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Playin' the fool x
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Soo cute!
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Doin' it for the staffies....

Avatar is staffy Levi & GSD Sonny; true ambassadors for their breeds. You live on in our hearts & the rest of our pack.
Jasmine SBTx 4yrs, Lilly SBTx 3.5yrs, Lois SBTx 3yrs

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILLYPODS...

Can't believe you are four-years-old tomorrow. You were a lil' squirt just 3-months-old when we rescued you - where has that time gone??? You loved the big fella that was Sonny so much and it fitted so well we gave you his birthday so tomorrow we rejoice and celebrate all at once; rejoice Sonny's life and celebrate your coming of age.
We love you both so dearly and just couldn't ever imagine life without either of you in it!
Lot's of love mummy, daddy, Jasmine, Lois and, of course, your foster sister Cassie Woo. xxx

ps. Hope you're behavin' ya'self fella.... xxxxx

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PODS... XXX
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Jasmine SBTx 4yrs, Lilly SBTx 3.5yrs, Lois SBTx 3yrs

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Happy birthday Lilly. occasion2 occasion4 Occasion9
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Happy birthday Lilly x x


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The birthday girl this Crimbo with Cas.
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With the girls x
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Lilly has really filled out in the last few months and she's looking fab. x

Havin' fun in the white stuff with Cassie x
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This dog is not normal!!! This was Lil yesterday eating grass across a ditch - she didn't climb down into the ditch to eat the grass like any 'normal' dog, oh no! she elongated her body and stretched it right across the ditch to eat the green stuff. When she'd fnished she had this puzzled look on her face ... 'Doh! How will I get back?' 'I know (bing), I'll jump into the ditch, turn myself around and jump back out the other side.'

Poor Lil she got the looks but as for the brains I think she was at the back of the queue... bless her! :D
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Wander Woman
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What a beauty she is! Silly girl! :D
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staffylevi
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Lilly pulling the crowds at the RR fun day. love x
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Pods in Norfolk... love

Nothing like a bit of fire wood!!! Wink
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At the beach
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With her lil' sis x
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With her big sis x
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Doin' it for the staffies....

Avatar is staffy Levi & GSD Sonny; true ambassadors for their breeds. You live on in our hearts & the rest of our pack.
Jasmine SBTx 4yrs, Lilly SBTx 3.5yrs, Lois SBTx 3yrs

goodvic2
Lovely pics mate.

Hope u all had a great time xx


Ozmum
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You must be soooooooo proud of your girls. I just love the picture of them with the fire wood :lol:
They are all Cool X

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'Lillypods'

Post by dogbodies4 » Sat May 31, 2014 12:16 pm

staffylevi
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Someone's got a birthday today!!

Image Lil' Lillypods, we love you loads and loads and loads. xxxxxxxxxxxxx


All our girls are very special in their own way and Lilly is no exception; she beat all the odds of survival and has turned into a real beauty that's why I've made this little vid to show just how far she has come.

Video: Lilly's Birthday Journey Sound Up!
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Happy Birthday Lilly
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Wander Woman
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Lovely video. What a fantastic, beautiful girl. Happy Birthday, Lilly.
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staffylevi
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It's defo a dog's life in this house!! This is what I found in the spare room this morning... :roll:

Gotta love her though! :smiley-love029.gif:
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Jasmine SBTx 4yrs, Lilly SBTx 3.5yrs, Lois SBTx 3yrs


Ozmum
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Do you mean they haven't ALL got their own rooms then :lol:
What a clever girlie, she looks so comfy........I wish I was there.
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staffylevi
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:lol: Surprisingly no they haven't; when we move to a bigger house it's a possibility!!! Wink Rolling Eyes :D
Yep! They all love their creature comforts... it's called being extremely spoiled. :roll:
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Jasmine SBTx 4yrs, Lilly SBTx 3.5yrs, Lois SBTx 3yrs

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Bless her. :smiley-love029.gif: :smiley-love029.gif: :smiley-love029.gif:
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Mama didn't raise no dummy. She knows where the cosiest places are. :D What a clever girl. :)
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Re: 'Lillypods'

Post by staffylevi » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:07 pm

Lilly is a total water baby; here she is playing with her hosepipe. :smiley-gen132.gif:
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Re: 'Lillypods'

Post by staffylevi » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:20 am

Just how close are these two!! Love all my girls sooo much... :smiley-gen132.gif:
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Splashing Around

Post by staffylevi » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:53 am

Who said staffies don't like water... :lol:

Here are the girls having a splash around... take a look at pods; think she's learning dressage!! And Lois is fishin' for something!! ah! ah!

Video: Splish Splash - Lilly, Jazz & Lois
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Post by Wander Woman » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:04 pm

Your girls are all so beautiful. I love the way they play together! :)
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Re: 'Lillypods'

Post by staffylevi » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:15 pm

Thank you Kim. x
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Re: 'Lillypods'

Post by staffylevi » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:43 pm

Lilly 'n' sisters went to Norfolk...
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Nothing to do with Norfolk just love these pics of Lil 'n' Lois xx
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Re: 'Lillypods'

Post by MrsP » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:46 pm

On bless 'em :smiley-love014.gif:

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