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Old 08-19-2009, 03:31 AM
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Question Hi, I'm New-Welcome, Wendy and Spencer!

Hi, my name is Wendy and I live in the UK (England). I do not at this moment have a dog with diabetes, so let me explain what I am doing here!! I am a local volunteer for Cairn Terrier Rescue and as of tomorrow evening (thursday) I will be fostering a 12 year old Cairn with diabetes. I have had vry very little experience with this illness so will probably be pestering everyone here with questions in te next few dys/weeks.

Let me tell you what I do know about Spencer. We were made aware of Spencer about 2 months ago when his owner contacted Cairn Rescue for help. She is in the Army and was being posted to Afghanistan and so obviously could not take the dog with her! No-one in her family clould or was willing to take him in ( I have my own iews on this but as I am new to this forum I will be very polite ) We found him a home but the perso just could not cope with the daily routine that had to be followed. So he is now back in rescue and coming to stay with me and my own 3 cairns. I am supposed to be finding him a new home but I have a feeling he will be staying (Just dont tell the Husband!!)

I do not currently have his medical records to hand. I have had limited experience wit ha diabetic dogs about 10 years ago, and the daily giving of injections does not worry me at all. Spencer is arriving with his own suitcase of "Stuff" so I will have everything he is used to to hand. And obviously my own vet has been informed of the situation! But I do hope I can come here and bombard you all with questions which I am sure will arise

Wendy (and the "Brat Pack")

Last edited by We Hope; 08-19-2009 at 07:58 AM. Reason: Changing Title to Welcome Wendy and Spencer!
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:02 AM
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Default Re: Hi, I'm New-Welcome, Wendy and Spencer!

Welcome to you both!

Whether Spencer stays for good (and we hope he does!) or for a while, we'll be happy to help in any way we can!

I think your husband might say there's room for another one around here--especially one who comes "complete" with all his own "stuff"!

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Old 08-19-2009, 11:02 AM
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Default Re: Hi, I'm New-Welcome, Wendy and Spencer!

Hi Wendy: I wanted to tell you how much I admire you!!!!!!! It's difficult to take care of our sugar babies, but we love them. But to take in one that you know has diabetes and you have no history with - well, I think that's one of the most unselfish gestures I've heard.

I can't tell you how much I admire you. I think you are a hero in every sense of the word and I wish you and Spencer the very best.

Your friends across the pond....Pam and Pip
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:13 PM
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Default Re: Hi, I'm New-Welcome, Wendy and Spencer!

Bless you for taking in Spencer!!

Best advice I can give is to read as much as you can. You can start with the home page for this site: www.k9diabetes.com, where there are pages of general information and then lots of links.

Welcome to the forum and I thank you, for Spencer, not only for taking him in but also for being so proactive!

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Old 08-20-2009, 07:07 AM
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Default Re: Hi, I'm New-Welcome, Wendy and Spencer!

Hi Wendy
You are so wonderful taking Spencer. You are a Hero for a Hero, who is sacrificing so much, by serving in Afghanistan. Thank you so much for what you are doing!!

I recently found this forum. I had so many questions, my head was spinning. The forum has a wealth of information, the kindest people to help and my dog's health is so much better now.

Spencer is a very lucky dog to have you. My best wishes to you and Spencer!
Anna and Autumn
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