******************* not currently available for rehoming***************
Lurch arrived three weeks and four days ago and d’you know what, it feels like he’s been here a lot
longer! He has fitted in so well with my other two that it’s hard to imagine him not being here.
He’s a big lad, about 26” tts but quite chunky build, maybe lab (or even dane or mastiff somewhere
in there, you never know!).
He is between 11 and 12 years old, as far as I know, walks well on the lead with two other dogs, but
can be very strong, especially when he sees squirrels, sheep or cattle.
He is clean in the house, barring a couple of wee accidents when I think he probably needed another
wee before I went out and left them. He has been left with the other dogs for up to 4 hours and has
been fine except for the couple of accidents.
Lurch is still coming out of his shell really, getting more confident every day. He loves his walks
Here is a very interesting fact: I couldn’t understand why he was constantly following me and
staring hard at me when he first arrived. I assumed he was the sort of greedy dog always looking for
food or treats. BUT the family of his old owner, a diabetic who sadly passed away very recently,
said that Lurch had taken it upon himself to watch over his owner, alerting him and anyone else
around, when the owner’s blood sugar fell and he was in danger of becoming unconscious. How
amazing is he? Lurch doesn’t keep such a close watch on me now (I am not diabetic…) but I have
to say he does love human company and needs someone around most of the time.
Lurch seems healthy enough, though he could do with a vet check-up when lock down ends and we
can go into the vet’s with him. He has a few lumps and warts, looks like he may have cataracts
starting and also I am not sure how good his hearing is.
Although Lurch is currently officially a foster dog and I would hate for the right person to miss the
chance of adopting him, I would keep him with me in a heartbeat: I love him to bits!