Today I thought I'd tell you the story of my darling little Esse.
Still she wouldn't come to me, so I had to lie down on the road and quietly beckon her over and luckily I caught her and no one ran over the two of us. The little dog now in my arms was a very, very skinny bedraggled little thing. She was shaking so much and looked so ill, I was worried she may have been hit by a car, so I took her to my vet. She had no collar and looked so unloved. It was heart-breaking.
I rang John and explained what had happened and he met me at the vets. The vet persuaded us she should go to the pound to see if they could find her owner. I didn't really like this but it was the legal thing to do, so I handed her over. As the vet carried her away, she looked over his shoulder and made eye contact with John and his heart melted too. I filled in an expression of interest form and Whittlesea Council was supposed to contact me if she was not claimed.
After a couple of weeks I hadn't heard anything so I rang the council and they said they'd sent her to the RSPCA and gave me a reference number. Over I went to Burwood, but the RSPCA had no record of her so I had to walk around and look at dozens and dozens of little lost faces until I found her. This was pretty heart-breaking. It is beyond my understanding how anyone could abandon their pet.
Luckily I found her huddled on a blanket, shaking. The RSPCA said she was one of the thinnest dogs they'd ever had in and they believed she had been mistreated as she cringed when people went near her. I bought her, they desexed her the next day, and the day after that adorable, wonderful, devoted, loving little Essie came home with me. She immediately became Matilda's (my very naughty, tiny, little white poodle) devoted follower.
Essie is such a sweet-heart and I am so glad she came into my life. I love all my pets so much and they mean the world to me. Here are the other little darlings, Matilda, Bella and Pippi, who live here.
They really are my treasures.
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