Podge Staffie DOB 01.11.09 New Romney

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Re: Podge Staffie DOB 1.11.2009 New Romney Foster

Post by johnfowle » Sun May 15, 2016 11:37 am

Well, what can I say???? Podge is well beyond her "heat", almost clear of her Bronchitis, and Lynne is now talking about her being vaccinated and, possibly, spayed as well. That was something which was never "on the cards" when she first arrived in rescue and only serves to underline what a remarkable girl she is proving to be. And she does look really good....lovely shiny, glossy coat, a great shape and weight, full of fun and wants to play with all the Mob. Today,she went out into the garden with our new boy, Maddox. They were really good together, although Podge tended to be a little excitable and Maddox was rather frightened.

All in all, Podge is one amazing lady!!!

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Re: Podge Staffie DOB 1.11.2009 New Romney Foster

Post by SarahW » Mon May 16, 2016 10:12 pm

I visited John, Sylvie and the mob last week and got to catch up with Podge. She is such a character, great fun to be around and she looks in better condition every time I see her! Her coat is glossy and her personality just shines through. A wonderful girl who would make a fun addition to any family!
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Such a happy girl!
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Working with Pablo to get a treat
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They both love their treats
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The double act works....
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With her other friend John's dog Kingsley
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Re: Podge Staffie DOB 1.11.2009 New Romney Foster

Post by bettypinches » Sun May 22, 2016 12:28 pm

I'm lucky enough to be one of John and Sylvie's dog-walkers in New Romney, and took the opportunity to grab a few pics of the beautiful, cheeky gal Podge.
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Just like Yoda - small in size but very wise! She has the ears too...
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She is an absolute delight - so happy to see everyone and very affectionate (especially if she can sniff out a treat or two) :D She looks a different dog to when I first met her - she's beautiful and glossy, quietly confident and very perky! That tail doesn't stop wagging.
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Re: Podge Staffie DOB 1.11.2009 New Romney Foster

Post by johnfowle » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:52 am

Yes! Podge is still with us....she's had a few days when she's been rather poorly....off her food, just staying on the settee, not wanting to go out, had a mild fit but, guess what???? Over everything , except her cough which she can't seem to shake off.

He's playing with Maddox at the moment, with Maddox using him as a hurdle, and then Podge chasing after him trying, unsuccessfully, to catch him.

Podge is one amazing lady, well looked after by our remarkable vets in Westerham.

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Re: Podge Staffie DOB 1.11.2009 New Romney Foster

Post by johnfowle » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:46 pm

Podge is still with us in New Romney and, with the sole exception of her poor lung function, she is in really good health. I took her to the local vets earlier this week and she now has a bronchiodilator which widens the tubes in her lungs and gives her more air. I can't say that it has improved her breathing a great deal, but it is better and she does chase up and down the garden without too much difficulty and always enjoys her walks....brief as they may be....about 15 minutes.

I am really pleased with the way she now settles down on the settee rather than wander round the room as she has for the last six months.

She is very affectionate and follows you around like a shadow .But Podge isn't a lap dog and, when she is not on the settee or in the garden, you will find her on the floor right under your legs.

Podge would love to have a forever home of her own, preferably as an only dog....she likes to taste all the dogs' food and, if given the chance, makes sure the bowls don't really need to go into the washing up bowl.

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Re: Podge Staffie DOB 1.11.2009 New Romney Foster

Post by SarahW » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:09 am

It was lovely to catch up with darling Podge last week when I visited John. She is a real character and just adores people. I love this fun girl with a zest for life that is so infectious that she makes you see how wonderful life is. It would be fabulous for her to get her own forever home where she could be someone's centre of attention!
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Re: Podge Staffie DOB 1.11.2009 New Romney Foster

Post by johnfowle » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:10 pm

In my last "post" I said that Podge's lung function had not improved much with the aid of a "bronchiodilator". Now the vet in New Romney has prescribed another drug which is making a great difference and she appears to be much more comfortable. Podge really is ready for her forever home and has, in the past, lived with both cats and dogs so, what are you waiting for????

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Re: Podge Staffie DOB 1.11.2009 New Romney Foster

Post by bettypinches » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:15 pm

I thought I'd give a little update on Podge today - she's such an affectionate and happy girl, it would be wonderful to find that special home for her.
I am one of Podge's walkers, and I would agree with John's previous post in that her breathing is so much better - better than ever. Several months ago she wouldn't be able to do the walks that she's doing now, her health has really improved. At the moment myself or Steph walk Podge with Zena, who generally won't let us get past 45 minutes, but Podge could keep going awhile I think. She isn't a big-long-ramble-kind of dog, but she's happy to keep you company.

Podge is really a home-bird though - once she realises we're on the home straight, she can't wait to get home! In the house, Podge is the sweetest, most affectionate girl and she'd really like to have you all to herself - she certainly doesn't want to share! :D She has (and does) share a house with other dogs, but personally, I think she would thrive as being the only dog, enjoying all the comforts and attention with her humans. love4.gif
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Re: Podge Staffie DOB 1.11.2009 New Romney Foster

Post by johnfowle » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:13 pm

I took Podge to the vet last week as we were coming to the end of her medication. Her lung function has not improved....and, indeed, it won't....but her incessant coughing and spluttering is almost but gone. She now chases a ball in the garden....she hasn't learnt how to return it yet. so it's as much an exercise for me as it is for her.

She is extremely popular with the dog walkers and is much more relaxed than she ever used to be.

Podge would dearly love to have a home which she can really call her own....she really does deserve it.

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Re: Podge Staffie DOB 1.11.2009 New Romney Foster

Post by johnfowle » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:29 am

I think it is a year ago tomorrow that the vet gave Podge just five weeks to live....I can assure you that she is very much alive and kicking!!! I can't say that she is particularly fit, but she always goes out for her twenty minutes walk every day, and does a little run around the garden after the Mob when they go out.

She is very affectionate, much more relaxed now than ever before, usually settling down next to Kingsley on the settee and, with her new medication now having "kicked in", she rarely coughs and splutters. but always finds breathing quite difficult.

She loves her food and will finish off anything left in any of the bowls!!!

She is a truly remarkable dog, ably supported by equally amazing vets....it is a pleasure to be able to offer her a foster place here, but I'm sure she would far prefer to have a home she can really call her own. Any offers????

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