Maddie's near miss
Maddison is a Large Munsterlander.
At eight months old she was a typical 'Munster' - Energetic and fool hardy! Whilst out on a walk she was the victim
of a very sick poacher when she became impaled on a deadly poacher's trap. The trap was set in a hedge where the deer
ran down through the woods and jumped through - well Maddie did exactly that however the spike that was designed to go through
the Deer's heart, entered Maddies' Chest and came out in her groin. Thankfully it missed all her organs. After a lengthy
operation at The Vet's in Exeter street, Salisbury, she was OK but she had the whole side of her body stitched up, nearly
three foot in length.
Her post operative care was difficult as she started to feel
well but with muscle damage all exercise had to be built up very gradually. It was important not to put any strain on her
scar, there was a worry that she might open herself up again, She was always very exuberant!
(her owner) bought Maddie along to The
Dog Pool where excuse the pun - she took to the pool like a duck to water!. She safely burnt off all her excess energy and
over a relatively short period of time she was once again well muscled and in peak condition. She has since gone on to win
many awards in the show ring including the RCC at Blackpool.
"I am so grateful to Jo
and Jayne for all their help and support - They helped Maddie and I to get through a stressful time and have now become good
friends. Maddie is now back in tip top shape and in Championship show condition. She loves the pool so much that we often
take her and the rest of our canine family to the pool for a splash around!"