14/12/19 – Sadly our lovely Molly has a massive fit on Friday night and didnt recover. Sleep tight lovely girl xxx
Molly is a pretty 16-year-old Patterdale Terrier, with adorable grey eyebrows, who came into the Oldies Club rescue in June 2019 as her owners were moving to a flat and were unable to give Molly the quality of life she deserves.
When Molly first arrived in Oldies Club care she appeared in pretty good health for her age. Apart from some deafness and tartar on her teeth things seemed really good for this elderly lady and she was made available for rehoming.
Sadly more recently Molly unexpectedly started to fit. She thankfully came through it okay and after a conversation with the vet it was agreed to monitor her for any further seizures. Unfortunately Molly began to fit again so was taken to the vets as especially at her senior age it was very worrying and the vet suspected something serious causing it.
Molly was disorientated and a bit wobbly but pottered around the surgery, wagging her tail and brighter than the vet was expecting. She was started on some medication and kept in overnight. Without this medication it’s believed she will have further seizures.
Due to her health concerns and unknown time left, Oldies Club made the decision to place Molly in our sponsor dog scheme, which means she will remain at her lovely foster home on a permanent basis, with the charity paying her vet bills for the rest of her life.
Molly is very settled in her foster home and loves coming up for cuddles with her fosterer.
Despite her prognoses Molly is a stoic old lady. After 4/5 days on getting used to her anti-seizure medication she was enjoying time in the garden and racing in and out of the back door.
Molly loves to potter in the garden as well as going out on her walks. Molly is good on the lead and enjoys a couple of 30-minute walks per day. She isn’t let off the lead as she is deaf so has no recall. She isn’t keen on meeting other dogs, but this just seems to be for self-protection as she is partially blind.
Molly is usually clean in the house during the day but had an accident when she was left for 3 hours. To make sure it wasnt anything too serious Molly paid her vet a visit where she was diagnosed with a UTI. She wagged her tail at him and how did he reward her? He stuck a needle in her! She wasnt impressed, however she still wagged her tail at him and didn’t bite him. She is a lovely gentle little dog.
Molly is very good at being bathed and looks fluffy and smells gorgeous after her pampering. She doesnt grumble and doesnt wriggle too much.
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 Molly or one of the other special oldies we are caring for in our sponsor dog scheme.