A Merry Christmas for Cleo.

Merry Christmas to everyone with the time to read blogs at this time of year.

We are ending the year with a new foster dog. We went to Love Underdogs with a view to bringing home Pepita. Unfortunately Pepita doesn’t like lively bouncy dogs so it was decided that she wouldn’t get on with Hamish. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Cleo was selected as our next foster dog. Cleo is very timid owing to a bad home experience, she was homed by Love Underdogs as a chubby, lively and confident young pup. After 3 months Cleo was returned as she “wouldn’t bond” with her adopters? She came back as a nervous wreck, terrified of anyone approaching her and would run a mile if a hand was put towards her! She is also a bag of bones with fur on! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Cleo has been with us for 5 days, she instantly attached herself to Hamish when she met him, she needs a confident dog now to show her that life is good. For the first couple of days Cleo wouldn’t come near us but followed Hamish wherever he went, now when Hamish comes for treats or fuss she comes as well. Cleo will tolerate a gentle stroking now but only if she comes to us, she will move away if she is approached. She will happily lay on the sofa very close to people just as long as Hamish isn’t too far away.

Cleo relaxed next to Eleanor when she visited (I think Hamish is somewhere close) ๐Ÿ˜€

Hamish Cleo and Eleanor

A beautiful picture of a beautiful Cleo taken by Anna Hauser.

Beautiful Cleo

Cleo playing in the snow in the paddock.

Cleo in snow

Cleo at the park with Hamish.

Hamish and Cleo

Now for the cutest thing ever.

All 3 pooches needed a bath after a very muddy week, Indy was no bother neither was Cleo but Hamish hates to have a bath. Cleo was with us in the bathroom watching Hamish, she saw he was stressed so sweetly calmed him and washed his face. ๐Ÿ™‚

More information can be found on Facebook or her listing on Love Underdogs.

Cleo Underdog on Facebook

Cleo’s page on Love Underdogs.

My wish for this Christmas is that some of the people who would have bought a puppy will instead adopt a rescue dog. There are so many gorgeous pooches that need a home, they are not “rejects” or “damaged” they are often ย just victims of circumstances.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and peace to you all.

yuletide boyz



About Mick C Gorman

Slightly damaged old bloke who is plodding on with more than a little help from a great wife. I have been married for 36 years and have 2 grown up children. I did the usual thing and replaced children with dogs when the nest became empty, best thing I ever did (apart from getting married of course). Life has taken a few interesting turns so far but this Epilepsy thing beats the lot! I love lots of things but in the past have never really stuck with them long enough to be good at them, I am trying harder to be better at a few things rather than okay at loads of things. There is still plenty of time. :-D
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10 Responses to A Merry Christmas for Cleo.

  1. Lucy says:

    Adorable!! Merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. leggypeggy says:

    You have to wonder how badly Cleo’s first adopters treated her for her to be so timid and wary. She really is enjoying a happy Christmas by coming home with you.

    • An indication of how she was treated is the adopters drove 3 hours to the kennels with her in the trunk of the car! Not a hatchback, a closed in trunk!!
      The kennel staff were very shocked when Cleo returned in that fashion.
      Merry Christmas.

      • leggypeggy says:

        Geez, some people. No wonder they didn’t ‘bond’. I’m guessing Cleo gave it her best shot. Our daughter, who fosters dogs, took a new one yesterday. Quinn is full of beans and energy and loved Christmas as ‘grandma’s’ house!

  3. wfdec says:

    Dear Mick I’ve moved over to a different blog but I’m still the same just stories and not much personal. But I want to thank you for your posts this year and I hope your Christmas is great and the new year as well. And one thing my mum taught me was that she was the same women when she was in the wheelchair as she was when she was riding a horse or driving a tractor.
    Keep up the great work. John (suchled)

  4. Nachthawk says:

    Well written and completely agree… getting a rescue is the better choice – Benn is a rescue as well and I am glad I went down that road. Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas from us… ๐Ÿบ

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