Nemah - Love At First Sight!
When Tenai saw an urgent call to foster an “uncontrollable” Dane x who was dumped at the RSPCA she just had to put up her hand to foster.
I saw an urgent call to foster an “uncontrollable” Dane x who was dumped at the RSPCA and Great Dane Rescue we’re going to take her on if they could find a carer, it was just before Christmas and we were due to leave for Bali in a few days.
I put my hand up after getting the ok from my partner (apparently it’s not ok to just show up with more foster animals) that we would take her on after we returned from Bali.
29th Nov 2016 I drove to the other side of town thinking... what have I done? How will I deal with such an uncontrollable large dog? Am I crazy? But continued to meet the temp foster carer of “Nemah” the 9 month old Dane X. She was beautiful, goofy, all legs and came with endless amounts of teddies (most missing limbs). We took her home to meet my socially awkward mastiff x Dane who had severe anxiety issues.... it was love at first sight.
Nemah quickly found the outside dog couch on our deck and made herself at home, and within a week understood that the outside couch was for dogs and inside couch was for humans. She sat, she dropped, she had manners...... was I missing something? She was dumped for being uncontrollable..... but she wasn’t she was just a large puppy who wanted love.
Within the first week of being a foster dog Nemah burst through the front door while I was trying to keep my dog from pushing past and ran straight into the road where she, unfortunately, collided with an oncoming car. She sustained massive trauma and the prognosis wasn’t good, AdoptADane put the call out to raise funds because if she was going to fight then they were going to fight for her, she astounded the vets and vet nurses with how quickly she recovered after it was initially recommended for her to be PTS due to the severity of her injuries.
Within a week she was back home, resting and being spoilt rotten.... it was at this point we knew (should I said confirmed) that she was meant to be part of our family, so at Christmas 2016 Nemah joined our family.
Since then she has been included in our pregnancy announcement, goes on weekly beach trips with her fur brother and can be found being a creeper at the bottom of the bed waiting for the “ok” to come and join in snuggles on the bed.