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Donna
(cat friendly)

Donna arrived on Saturday 18th April 2015 2015.
Went to her new home on Friday 1st May 2015.
Sadly Donna passed away on Thursday 16th February 2017 due to a deterioration in
her health following her accident when she was playing and damaged her spine in her neck.

Donna's arrival and a brief history
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Donna - Black Greyhound
Donna is a small black ex-racing greyhound who is Deli's sister. Born on the 2nd August 2013 she weighs 23k, is spayed, inoculated and microchipped.
Donna has a pretty face, a sweet nature and loves playing with the others and her toys, however she does have a mischeivious nature especially when she sees paper around - thinks it should be shredded! She walks nicely on the lead and travels well in a car.
When Donna went to be speyed the vet found she needed a tooth out because of an abscess under it. That removed, she was placed on antibiotics to ensure it healed okay.
When it was believed Donna was cat trainable it was arranged for her to be tested, sadly the cat normally used was ill and passed away shortly after. With no cat to test her with there was a slight delay in her coming here. Early one morning while walking she came across a family of rabbits, all of whom she ignored. Her trainer picked up one of the young ones and took it back to his office where he did the cat test using the rabbit. Donna simply looked down her nose at it and turned away - even when the rabbit hopped across the floor!

Went to her new home on Friday 1st May 2015
.

Donna's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Donna and the other resident(s) will be for the first few days or so until she gets to know the other greyhounds. She has use of our garden and paddock, and once she gets to know the other dogs she will be allowed in the house during the day and all the dogs will then take it in turn to sleep in the house at night, so they become use to sleeping in both the kennel and the house.

18th April 2015


22nd April 2015
What a gorgeous day it was today and what a sight to see 11 greyhounds relaxing or milling round the garden in the sunshine. Today was the first day the ones in the kennel were allowed in the house, or anyway the kitchen.
Stuart was tidying out his office and put a pile of papers outside ready to dispose of. Well, Donna found them and thought the act of shredding them great fun, so they all had to be put up out of reach of her. That game halted she wandered off to explore more and found the pile of old newspapers in the kitchen, so that pile had to be moved also and the toy box full of toys brought from the living room to the kitchen to teach her what is allowable toys and which are not!
29th April 2015
It was a lovely day today, and the dogs from the kennel were in the garden with their coats on because of the chilly wind. Imagine our thoughts when we looked out the conservatory and found Donna asleep in the flower bed with her head resting on the edge. Of all the places to go in the garden, paddock and kennel she chose my flower bed!
1st May 2015
This afternoon Donna went off to her forever home where we hope she will have a long and happy life.
19th May 2015
We heard from Donna's new owner today via Facebook that things are very good with Donna, there's still the odd moment between her and Betty the cat, but nothing he's to worried about and they're spending more time together each day. He thinks Betty found a new way of winning Donna over today whilst he was at work, she brought a bird into the house for their brunch!! Needles to say there wasn't much left once he got in from work, so the cats lost her catflap privileges for a few days.
Donna has had her first few mad runs around the garden in the last few days. Her new owner is trying to find a good sized enclosed area somewhere local where he can let her off lead to really stretch her legs a bit from time to time. He has the next week off work so he's hoping to take her for a few days out, maybe to the beach and also he's going to make a real start at basic training now shes more relaxed and settled in, she already sits on command (in her own way) and she seems to react well to him using a clicker with her, so heI may go with that technique for training her. Physically he says she's in great condition, he gave her a good shampoo a few days after bringing her home which got rid of most of her 'kennel coat' and there's also now less dry, flaky skin. After shampooing her he found she actually had some chocolate brown colouring in places on her coat (sides of her muzzle, around her ribs and back of her thighs) which he says makes her look even prettier.
12th July 2015
We received a message today from Donna's new owner in which he said this:
"Just thought you might like an update about Donna, I took some pictures of her this weekend, I've found a perfect fully enclosed area very close to where my house is so Donna can get some running time a couple of times a week along with all the walking she already gets. She's as fit as a fiddle and has a gorgeous velvety coat, lately I've started her on the RGT complete dried food (which really seems to agree with her) along with a few raw meals a week. There's a great proper raw supplier in my area, but I don't think a full raw diet would be to good for her (and its a real faff and can get expensive).
Her recall is now quite good when she's in enclosed areas with few distractions, but I'm a long way off trusting her off lead in the great outdoors. She's very well behaved around the house, never has accidents and is fine when she's left alone. She still occasionally likes to try and "play" with the cat but never shows any kind of aggression to her or anybody.
She seems to be getting a lot more attached to me lately so she's a lot more responsive to my commands and is becoming very eager to please, which obviously makes teaching her basic commands a lot easier."
5th November 2015
Just heard that Donna's currently dozing away without a care in the world as the fireworks are going off loudly outside.
20th December 2015
We've just heard that Donna is doing great. Yesterday she got a new little brother to bully around (gives betty the cat a break from Donna wanting to play with her).
9th June 2016
We heard today that during the past few months Donna's owner can now trust her off her lead in most places and she never wonders off to far and always comes back. It seemed to happen around the 10 month mark, something just clicked and she seemed to just bond with him even more and is a lot more responsive to instructions.He loves her to pieces.
1st January 2017
When Donna had her accident about 4 months ago she fractured a neck vertebrea about 4 months ago which initially left her paralysed from the neck down. She underwent spinal surgery and her owner is trying his best to get her on her feet again, progress was initially quite promising but then stalled so he is now trying everything realistically possible to get her recovery back on track and thus the purchase of the trolly or D-Mobile as it's being called and the made to measure body harness to help keep her upright to put weight on her feet.
16th February 2017
Sadly due to a deterioration in Donna's muscle tone and her quality of life with less movement than she had just a few weeks ago it was felt in her best interest that she be laid to rest. An appointment was made with the vet for 2.30pm this afternoon and she passed away peacefully in the arms of her owner.


Rest in peace my pretty,
very brave and gorgeous girl.
You will be sorely missed by all who
were given the honour of knowing you.
Run with the angels and free from pain.

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Donna - Black Greyhound
A novel place to rest!
29th April 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
In our garden
30th April 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
New home, new bed
1st May 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
New friend
2nd May 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
Walking round Calf Hey Reservoir
4th May 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
In her new bed
4th May 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
In her garden
10th June 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
With Betty the cat
Summer 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
With Jet the lurcher puppy
19th December 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
4th March 2016

Donna - Black Greyhound
14th March 2016

Donna - Black Greyhound
10th April 2016

Donna - Black Greyhound
8th June 2016

Donna - Black Greyhound
After her accident
August 2016


Donna - Black Greyhound
Cuddling up
5th May 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
With Betty the cat
Summer 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
With Betty the cat
7th September 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
With Jet the lurcher puppy
19th December 2015

Donna - Black Greyhound
With Jet
4th March 2016

Donna - Black Greyhound
With Jet
4th March 2016

Donna - Black Greyhound
With Jet
14th March 2016

Donna - Black Greyhound
With Jet
8th June 2016

Donna - Black Greyhound
Back home after her accident
August 2016

Donna - Black Greyhound
Enjoying a cuddle
22nd December 2016



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