Hansel and Gretel are just 9 months old. We were asked to take them in by another rescue to help give them the start to life they had missed out on. They were rescued from an awful situation where they had been left to grow up feral and had no socialisation with anything other than each other. They are both very nervous and scared of daylight where they were kept in dark conditions.
Hansel and Gretel arrived at Cornwall kennels a week ago and have already made big steps thanks to Auntie Jan and Uncle Chris. They are now accepting a slip lead being put on and off, have had off lead exercise with a steady older dog and are learning to be handled.
They will both need very special homes that have the experience to be firm with them yet give them the confidence and guidance they need.An older dog to guide them would be ideal.
This is what Hansel had to say:
“Hi Auntie Lizzy, meet me Hansel. Now listen please, my sister and I would like to thank you very much for taking us in, BUT…… was it really necessary to have us dumped at Auntie Jan and Uncle Chris’?, Honestly we have been put through hell already. We only arrived Monday afternoon, carried up to two kennels, water, food ,toys and nice fluffy beds, then left to settle quietly, peace at last. Well Tuesday morning, oh my goodness,,,,,forced out into daylight scared us sh*tless, screaming for help, no-one did,,,,, back to safety, our kennels,,,,, Three times on Wednesday we were put on slip leads and forced out; oh Lizzy its awful out there………but worse to come little did we know. Wednesday afternoon flannel bathed as Auntie Jan had vet coming to see us and she said we stunk to high heaven !!!!!!!!!!! You can imagine how awful that was! Apparently we are very healthy considering we spent 7 months in the dark with nothing to lie on except poo. After this vet thing, Auntie Jan said, “ Right off to the barn my little beauties”. No idea what this meant or what was coming, I THINK ME AND GRETEL NEARLY DIED, Carried to a huge barn with sand floor, plonked in middle and she walked away and sat down ignoring us, I ASK YOU WAS THAT RIGHT ????????. Next in came this dam great big thing full of hair called Jessie. Apparently she is a Leonberg. She woofed at us and started coming way to close for my liking,,, we screamed and sh*t ourselves literally, but gradually and very carefully we ventured forward, then we both just ran and ran and ran around barn. It was brilliant in the end to let go! Absolutely knackered 40 minutes later so we didn’t argue about walking on slip leads around the field and then thankfully back to our safe beds in our new home. Xx”
Hansel is currently in foster and doing very well.
Hansel is staying with his foster family.