Joshua has been with us for eight months now. Before that he was at the killing station for a long time before Fabienne found him and took him away from there. A thousand thank Fabienne , you've saved our dear Joshi ! ! On the ACE website it was love at first sight.
In actual fact, it all happened very quickly once we'd made our decision. Joshua was scheduled to be on a flight within two weeks. Anxiously we drove our family to Eindhoven to pick up our new buddy. Within an hour of arriving we were sitting back in the car with Joshi, his new name. He crawled into the car, jumped on my lap and fell asleep all the way to Apeldorn he was so exhausted from the trip and the trauma of his life so far.
Fatigue that has lasted weeks ! Poor creature really had a great need of a lot of sleep, to get used to this new world where he found himself. Staying in his bench was difficult for him too. We were just next door but the panic set is in as soon as we closed the door. Finally we left the door open and the problem was solved. Later on we replaced the bench with a delightful plush basket.
Joshi at El Refugio
Joshi arrives at the airport
Right from the beginning Joshi was a very happy and friendly little dog. However, on the first day we thought that he was deaf because he didn't respond. Fortunately, after a few days we found the he would respond to us a little when we gave him attention or called him, but for the most part was really passive and inert. He had no idea what to do with a bone and did not play. He has learned all this in recent months. Slowly he began to live and he began to hold up his beautiful curly tail. He adapted amazingly quickly to his new life in a family with children, rabbit and cat. When he gets food, the cat first takes a few pieces. Joshi is one meter away waiting patiently until it's his 'turn ' . The children are doing great and their bond is growing every day. Romping in the garden and cuddling on the couch.
Two days a week he goes to grandma and grandpa and their dog Bobby. That's always party time ... everyone loves him ! And the dogs are so happy when they see each other ! A thank you to my father and mother, because she takes such good care of our dog and she is so fond of him. Because they have not chosen a dog from Spain itself, but with a lot of love they take him in on the days that we are not there .
Romping in the garden
The only difficulty seemed to be at the beginning, when we had to leave him alone but we worked on that. Now he is fine if he has to stay, he lies quietly on his pillow with his nose in my slipper (which is his comforter.) We are very pleased with the way everything has gone. We have a lot of respect and gratitude for the people who put their heart and soul into the dogs in need. Thanks to you, Joshi's world has been saved and we have a fantastic dog!
Sincerely, Celine Sombroek
Joshi and Bobby - party time!