Sunday, 3 October 2010

A heart-warming story for a miserable day

If you are as cold and wet as I am today, here's a story to warm the cockles of your heart.

The Cumberland News is reporting the tale of 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier Bam Bam who collapsed with a serious illness - and a blood transfusion was his only hope.

Enter Blue, a noble and majestic-looking greyhound currently being cared for by Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue

He was taken in to the vet to provide the blood Bam Bam needed to survive - and the little dog is now making a good recovery.

But Blue is still looking for a forever home. I hope someone can help him soon.

Apparently greyhounds are often used as dog blood donors because their veins are close to the skin and they are among the more placid and easy-going of dogs so they cope with the procedure better than some breeds would.

Makes me feel mighty proud. Here's wishing Bam Bam and Blue many more happy years in loving homes.

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