Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Dixie's Big Day Out


Dixie's Big Day Out, originally uploaded by robinintheuk.

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. ~Gilda Radner


In Ireland a dog is destroyed every five minutes every day, except Sunday.

Dixie is Irish. She was rescued and brought over to the Brighton branch of the RSPCA by Waterford Animal Welfare over three years ago where we found her.

Our girl is a Jack Russell cross breed with ears that don't flop down like most Jacks and fur that is very soft in some places and coarse in others. Although her tail was cropped before we adopted her, it still wags joyfully pretty much all the time.

Her previous owner was a drug addict. She was discovered buried under piles of garbage in the kitchen with a cocker spaniel who, very sadly, did not survive. Dixie still has a special fondness for spaniels.

Her name was Trixie. We changed it to Dixie because we wanted her to have a new life and with it a new name.

On Sunday, the Shoreham branch of the Dog's Trust had an open day. This photo of Dix and Gary was taken while we waited for the decision of the judges of the 'best bitch' competition. Sadly, she did not win. But we still think she is the prettiest dog in the world.

Today she is a little tired after her 'big day out' but yesterday, she was in doggy heaven...

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