Sue heard about Galaxy when she picked up Kareema an English Setter, these two used to hang about together on the salt flats in Alykes. Sue would see Galaxy now and again as she travelled around a lot!
Sue tried to catch Galaxy on numerous occasions but she was so afraid, that she couldn’t get anywhere near here, she left food, but it was difficult as she was always in a different place, every time she saw her.
Sue didn’t see her at all over Christmas and the New Year and thought something had happened to her until suddenly she spotted her looking heavily pregnant. Sue left food for her everyday and hoped that Galaxy would get used to the sight of her car and learn to trust her. Sue was dropping her daughter Robbie home one day and there was Galaxy sat right outside Robbie’s house. She began to run up the road, so Sue followed her slowly, she stopped on a dirt track road so Sue pulled over and Robbie flew out of the car, Galaxy legged it down the road with Robbie following her.
Galaxy saw Robbie and jumped over a big ditch full of running water and ran up a steep grassy bank. Robbie did the same! Sue said it was such a shame that she didn’t manage to film it!
Robbie jumped over the ditch and crawled up the bank, on all fours and finally reached Galaxy, who by this stage was laying panting under an olive tree. Robbie laid down and crawled to her and carefully slipped her hand around her neck and sat up next to her. Sue threw up a lead. Robbie walked her through the olive grove and onto the road further down. Galaxy was so scared that she would not even look at them and Sue had to carry her inside. Galaxy would not eat until they had walked away and she cowered and shook when she saw them walking towards her.
Poor Galaxy had clearly been very ill treated but within a few days Galaxy began to trust Sue enough to come inside… before long Galaxy had made herself very much at home and was cuddled up next to Sue in her bed and this is where Galaxy decided she wanted to have her puppies.
Sue stayed by Galaxy’s side and helped her give birth to eleven beautiful puppies… 5 girls and 6 boys. Heaven knows what would have happened to Galaxy and her puppies if Sue and Robbie hadn’t been so persistent in catching her. You can see by Galaxy’s face how grateful she is and Sue said it was a very magical moment to be there by her side and help her to give birth. What a wonderfully happy ending… In time they will all be up for adoption…
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