Plum Pudding

Survivor Category Finalist

Plum Pudding

My name is Plum Pudding and I’m a PAWSOME rescue dog. I’m sassy, I love cake and have an obsession with toilet rolls. Oh, and maybe I love cowpats a little too much!

But my life hasn’t always been so carefree. At six months old I was rescued from a puppy farm. Last year I also had to learn to walk again, but more about that later. When I was rescued I was emaciated, so thin you could feel my spine and every single one of my ribs. But like so many rescue dogs I still had a twinkle in my eyes and a zest for life. All I needed was a chance.

On New Years Day 2017 my new Mum adopted me and I became part of a forever family. For a rescue dog that’s all we ever want. It can be tricky when you’re first adopted, you go from having nothing and no one, to being so surrounded by love, it can be a little overwhelming! Life on a puppy farm is sad, it’s full of misery, no love, no compassion. Life, when you’re adopted, is so different, it’s incomprehensible!. Some ‘normal’ things like eating out of bowls, playing with toys, even accepting affection can be a little alien to dogs from backgrounds like mine. However, with patience, love and plenty of cuddles (oh and PLENTY of treats), you soon realise how much you love and need each other.

My life when I was adopted couldn’t have been more different to those first six months. My days were filled with cuddles, treats oh and the occasional bit of cake and toilet roll shredding too. Have I mentioned toilet rolls are one of my FAVOURITE things?! I was in a state of panic last year when I heard the pandemic may affect supply…life without toilet rolls, I don’t even want to joke about it! I also help Mum raise awareness via social media and by attending events letting people see just how amazing rescue dogs like me are, we just need the chance of a family to call our own. My big sister, Lucy, is a bit of a legend in the rescue dog world and I want to keep her legacy alive!

So you may think after my horrendous start to life, things could only improve, right?! Well, sometimes life doesn’t quite go like that and it throws you a curveball. Last June I woke up like any other day, went out to the toilet but went I managed to get myself back in the house, my back legs didn’t work anymore. I tried and tried to make them work but something was wrong, seriously wrong! After numerous vet visits/phone calls that day, I was referred for emergency surgery on my spine/discs. The prognosis wasn’t great but my Mum wanted me to have every chance to recover. Within a short time of arriving at the veterinary hospital, I was being operated on. My Mum was beside herself, we had never been away from each other. The surgery went well but I was given a very guarded prognosis and only time would tell what sort of recovery I would make.

The pandemic made everything so much more difficult, Mum couldn’t just visit me, in fact, I didn’t see her for nearly a week! (we hadn’t been apart since she adopted me!) Whilst in hospital it was my fourth birthday (great birthday, hey!) Birthday’s and Gotcha days were always a big affair in our house, but this year it was a day full of utter anxiety. My surgeon told Mum that I had stopped eating. Mum, being Mum brought over to the hospital about fifteen different types of treats, meat, my Auntie Sarah even baked me my usual birthday cake in the hope I would pick up. BUT I’m stubborn and I just wanted to go home. The vet told Mum they thought I may give up trying to recover and I needed to be discharged early to give me the best chance of recovery (catheter and all).

The very next day I was ready to be discharged early and Mum came to collect me. I have never felt so relieved. And guess what? As soon as I was home I wolfed my dinner down like I had never eaten before in my life! After that Mum continued to nurse me at home with advice from my surgeon, but it was a slow process. Immediately after my operation my back legs just dragged behind me, I had to completely learn how to walk again. I did physio at home and started going to weekly hydrotherapy sessions to help strengthen my back legs. Mum was totally in awe of me, I was suddenly physically disabled yet took on each challenge in my usual happy way, I so desperately wanted to wag my tail with happiness, but it just took me a while physically to be able to do that and show just how happy I was to have a second chance.

Nearly twelve months later and I have improved so much. I can walk, in fact, I can run, albeit a little wonky! BUT normal is overrated, right?! I’m embracing being different and I think that just made people love me even more if that’s possible! I adore people and all I want to do is say hello to absolutely everyone I meet! Mum says people could learn a lot from dogs…..our resilience, our ability to treat every day with utter joy and without looking back ….and very importantly our ability to eat cake and not worry about the calories!

I think I’m a SuperDog survivor, I hope you agree!

Love Plum Pudding xxx

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GILLIAN RADLEY
GILLIAN RADLEY
6 months ago

you always make me smile. you are a sassy little lady who has fought hard to overcome everything that has been thrown at you. you deserve this so much

Tracy
Tracy
6 months ago

PP you are our hero and we are rooting for you. We love you and have our fingers , toes and paws crossed 💕

Hampshaw Jacqui
Hampshaw Jacqui
6 months ago

Plum Pudding is an amazing survivor just like her big sister Lucy (Lucy’s law) was. Lisa and Pudding work tirelessly on behalf of all the dogs with no voice. You are loved more than you know Pudding, by people who are animal advocates all over the world.

Terri Green
Terri Green
6 months ago

You are so deserving Pudding. From your tragic beginning to becoming an ambassador for those who desperately need a voice. I’m so proud of you Plum Pudding. I’m honored to be your friend.

Foster Margaret
Foster Margaret
6 months ago

Pudding is already a winner in her forever home to be forever loved a true little warrior x

Sharon Boyle
Sharon Boyle
6 months ago

You’ve got this PP, final hurdle and we’ve all got your back.#TEAMPLUMPUDDING🐾🐾

Eirianwen Davies
Eirianwen Davies
6 months ago

Such a sweetheart & working hard to keep her big sisters legacy going…doing wonderful work to raise awareness of puppy farming…you & your mum are amazing ❤❤❤

Louise
Louise
6 months ago

A true survivor and real superstar having overcome so much❤️🐾

Rochelle
Rochelle
6 months ago

Best of luck Pudding. We love you♥️

Pam Bell
Pam Bell
6 months ago

Gorgeous girl. Go Plum xx

Sheddock Sharon
Sheddock Sharon
6 months ago

Very brave little baby you deserve to win pudding such a star x

O’Hagan Elaine
O’Hagan Elaine
6 months ago

Such a brave little dog, never gives up and nor does her mum.

Janis Grey
Janis Grey
6 months ago

Plum Pudding and her PA are an inspiration to us all. You’re already a winner Pudding. Good luck in the finals. 👍 💖

Sue
Sue
6 months ago

You are such an inspiration Plum and I love seeing your posts. 💕❤️🥰xx

Alejandra Rovirosa León

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Linda segal
Linda segal
6 months ago

Thank you for being an inspiration to rescue. You’re a love

Sally
Sally
6 months ago

What a wonderful little doggy!!! We love her dearly in our house and follow her closely!!! If there is something more to this “contest” we hope she wins it all!!! We LOVE YOU Plum Pudding!!!

Marie Bigardi
Marie Bigardi
6 months ago

Plum, you and Mom have been through so much together. You both have become stronger. Your love of everything grows each day.

Harter Rosina
Harter Rosina
6 months ago

Pudding is the cheekiest and happiest little girl no matter her pain. She is lovely

Vicky Baker
Vicky Baker
6 months ago

Absolutely love this brave dog and her mum. They have done so much for Lucy’s Law. And Pudding has been so poorly. They do so much unrecognised charity work too. Such a good team bless their hearts. Really deserve to win ❤️❤️🐾🐾

Lou
Lou
6 months ago

Well done PP, you deserve it. Lucy and mummy must be so proud of you, just like all your loyal supporters. You got this girl. ❤❤👍🤞xx

Debbie
Debbie
6 months ago

Well done xx

G. McClay
G. McClay
6 months ago

Wishing lots of luck, Pudding. 🍀🍀🍀🍀

Catherine
Catherine
6 months ago

Congratulations Plum Pudding xx

Tracey jachobtow
Tracey jachobtow
6 months ago

So proud of you Plum you so deserve to win after all you have been through and for sister Lucy and all the other poor breeding dogs that have endured such a horrific life and for the ones that are still suffering.

Penny Nicola
Penny Nicola
6 months ago

Good luck PP you so deserve to win!

Ann scott
Ann scott
6 months ago

Well done plum xx

June Barnes
June Barnes
6 months ago

Hope you win pudding you deserve it xx

Jane Ecob
Jane Ecob
6 months ago

Well done plum xx

Lynne Lloyd-Jones
Lynne Lloyd-Jones
6 months ago

You deserve to win Plum Pudding. Not only have you overcome such difficult obsticles and carry on your angel sister Lucy’s work, but you bring light, life and joy to many people with your posts about your antics. Wishing you and Mummy the best of luck and sending lots of love. Xxx💖🤞🤞Ps hope you get a toilet roll. 😂Xxx

Joanne Rothery
Joanne Rothery
6 months ago

Well done, Plum Pudding. You are such a darling, loved by so many. It is great to follow your antics and to see all the lovely things you encourage us to buy! You are a real treasure and an inspiration after all you have gone through. xx

Redfern Karen
Redfern Karen
6 months ago

Well done on getting to the finals plum you brighten my day 😍xxx

Eleanor Jean Wilson
Eleanor Jean Wilson
6 months ago

Congratulations on reaching the Final Plum Pudding and the very best of luck in this round too! You’ve fought so hard to overcome all the setbacks life has thrown at you – and all with beautiful bright eyes and a waggly tail. 

Jeanette Butt
Jeanette Butt
6 months ago

Brave girl Plumxxx

Webb Katryna
Webb Katryna
6 months ago

Good Luck PP 👩‍👩‍👦‍👦🧻

Chaney Rosemary
Chaney Rosemary
6 months ago

Finger’s crossed darling plum I hope you do really well 😘😘😘

Patricia Craven
Patricia Craven
6 months ago

Good luck Plum Pudding you and your sister deserve to be in the finals

Roberts Angela
Roberts Angela
6 months ago

Plum is awesome, and a real cutie to boot

Anna Marie Deane
Anna Marie Deane
6 months ago

Best of luck Plum Pudding. Delighted to see you in the finals. You deserve to be thereafter all the obstacles you have had to overcome through out your lifex. Best of luck to you & mummy❤😁xx

Max savage
Max savage
6 months ago

Your a bright star plum pudding. You have been through so much but you never gave up. Your a winner in my eyes. Best of luck to you and your mum.

Sewell Lynda
Sewell Lynda
6 months ago

Good luck darling love for u to win you deserve itxxx

Deborah Lawton
Deborah Lawton
6 months ago

Good luck Plum Pudding you really are a true survivor having already gone through so much in your short life. You are a beautiful girl and bring so much joy to everyone who follows your antics! You are already a winner in my eyes. 😍

hpordan@hotmail.com Pordan
6 months ago

♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Caroline
Caroline
6 months ago

You’ve come so far Pudsinf and are very lucky to have your mummy to help you. I love reading about your antics. You and your sisters just like to keep mummy on her toes 😂❤🐶🐾🐾 xxxx

Patricia Watkins
Patricia Watkins
6 months ago

Good luck Plum Pudding to you and your beautiful sister Lucy, you are so beautiful and funny. You have been through so much, and fought so hard to get your back legs working again. You are amazing xxx

Lynne & John Colley
Lynne & John Colley
6 months ago

you are a champion and we love you XXX such a sassy cute professional XXX

Kate
Kate
6 months ago

Well done PP and mummy Lisa, Lucy is looking down in all you do and will be so very proud of you both. Seeing your posts every day lifts my mood! You have overcome so much in your life and are so strong! Hope you get a toilet roll for getting to the finals. Lots of love ❤️

Hazeldene Anita
Hazeldene Anita
6 months ago

What a wonderful inspirational and loving partnership Plum Pudding and Momager bring joy wherever they go and whatever they do together. X

Viv Golding
Viv Golding
6 months ago

Well done getting to the finals Plum. Fingers, toes, paws and eyes crossed for you.

Sally Mayes
Sally Mayes
6 months ago

Well done Plum Pudding. With the love from your mummy, doggy sisters and cousins you beat all the odds and got back onto your paws again. You help doggy charities each month by donating treats. You are a brave beautiful girl and work so hard in all that you do – you certainly deserve to win. ❤️ to you, your mummy, doggy sisters and cousins.

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