Huge thanks to our wonderful photography volunteer, Niki of FurtographyTails, for visiting Bobby and taking these fabulous photos for us. Much appreciated, Niki!
Bobby is a 12 year old Cairn Terrier x Jack Russell who came into Oldies Club care in November 2017 due to his owners ill health.
When Bobby first came in he seemed in fair condition apart from a slight skin irritation which was treated with steroids. He was generally coming on nicely, eating well and socialising with plenty of dogs and people.
Bobby soon developed a cough that the vet believed was viral but it became persistent and medication didn’t appear to be helping. An ultrasound sadly revealed that Bobby has a tumour on his heart that had begun to bleed. His vet believed he had a poor prognosis and would only survive a few more days.
It was decided due to his terminal condition that Bobby would remain at his lovely foster home on a permanent basis, with the charity paying his vet bills for the rest of his life which the vet didnt believe would be much longer. Due to his very poor prognosis Bobby was not initially added to our sponsor dog scheme. Bobby has surprised everyone and four months later is still here larger than life.
Bobby is a ball of fun and apart from his cough which can sound quite horrendous at times you wouldnt know he was a poorly dog. You would expect a quiet and quite sluggish boy but Bobby exudes surprising health running around with the resident dog who he gets along with very well.
Bobby is a clever little lad who has mastered a number of commands including, sit, stay and beg. He can also give paw, who could resist?!
Being part Cairn Terrier Bobby’s coat needs regular maintenance. Thankfully he quite adores this and is happy to sit while his fosterer brushes him.
Sadly his heart could give out at any moment but Bobby is not going to worry about a little thing like that. He will enjoy lots of fun and love in his foster home for the rest of the time he has.
If you would love to offer a home to an oldie but your circumstances aren’t suitable, perhaps you would be kind enough to sponsor Bobby, or one of the other special oldies we are caring for in our sponsor dog scheme.