Plum Pudding

Survivor 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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Hazeldene Anita
Hazeldene Anita
2 days 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
3 days ago

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

Sally Mayes
Sally Mayes
3 days 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.

Rosina Harter
Rosina Harter
4 days ago

Plum Pudding is a miracle dog. She brings joy to everyone and has overcome so many obstacles. She is a hero dog and worthy survivor

GILLIAN RADLEY
GILLIAN RADLEY
4 days ago

well done . you have worked so hard with your mum to get the use of your back legs back. you are so cheeky and cute, and have fought hard to overcome, and you thoroughly deserve this award. you are so loved by so many

Maria Carr
Maria Carr
4 days ago

An amazing pup who has overcome adversity twice. Firstly surviving a puppy farm and then a devastating back injury. Yet she continues to enjoy life bringing so much joy (and laughter) to her Facebook friends.

Her amazing mom has helped her overcome all that she has been through so that she always knows a gentle hand, a warm bed, a full tummy and most of love.

Karen Brayford
Karen Brayford
4 days ago

You’re so brave and you don’t even realise it. 😘

Karen Little
Karen Little
4 days ago

Hurrah! Xxx

Miranda Usher
Miranda Usher
4 days ago

Well done in continuing to raise awareness like your big sister did PP even though you’ve not had it easy yourself and been very poorly you still kept smiling and giving us all hope. You really are an inspirational little dog. I love seeing your pup dates what your up to it cheers me and countless others too.. I really do hope you win and will be rooting for you all the way xx

Sharon Sheddock
Sharon Sheddock
5 days ago

Awesome plum pudding x🐶❤️X

Julie
Julie
5 days ago

You are such a Special girl well done to you and your sister Lucy 👏 ❤

Lynne & John Colley
Lynne & John Colley
5 days ago

One little dog and so much impact all over the world. Keeping alive the legacy of her “sister” she never knew Lucy. Its so so amazing what this dog has overcome – even after her rescue from neglect to health set backs. She has managed to train her personal assistant very well and remains a strong example of why we need to be closing down dog farms and also supporting rescue and recovery of sick animals. #team Pudd and #team Lucy xxx

Lou
Lou
5 days ago

Well done PP and mummy Lisa, Lucy would be so very proud of you both ❤. Seeing your posts every day fills me with joy. You girls you deserve it ❤😍❤xx

Elaine Thomas
Elaine Thomas
5 days ago

Such a sassy little lady & such a survivor. Love this xx

Louise Edwards
Louise Edwards
5 days ago

PP is just incredible!

Kevin Hadlow
5 days ago

I have been fortunate enough to have had a Plum Pudding cuddle when we had a stall at Pupaid and you were continuing Lucy’s mission. I hope the leggies keep getting stronger our brave little fighter.

Tina Francisco
Tina Francisco
6 days ago

Congratulations Plum!! You are the best. I’m so proud of you. ❤❤❤

Debbie Jones
Debbie Jones
6 days ago

One very brave little girl who doesn’t let any thing stop her

Janis Grey
Janis Grey
6 days ago

Plum Pudding is a true survivor who has been through so much and is still a playful cheeky little monkey. So many followers love her so much, me included 💖

Lynne Horsfield
Lynne Horsfield
6 days ago

All the best PP you sassy little lassie. You do a wonderful job.at getting your little legs back into gear .

Paula Massey
Paula Massey
6 days ago

Beautiful Plum Pudding 💖

Sue Waspe
Sue Waspe
6 days ago

Fantastic achievement Miss Pudding; you are most definitely a survivor and sassy with it, such a fantastic personality for someone who has overcome such adversity.

Janette Forrest
Janette Forrest
6 days ago

Pudding is such a clever, funny and brave little dog, who has come through all her adversities with great spirit and fortitude. She really deserves this award!

Josephine
Josephine
6 days ago

Where do u start with Plum Pudding.. she sassy, she classy and she is super adorable, she just melts my heart. Even when things got tough, loosing the power in her back paws, she battled on bravely to get better. For such a small bundle of cuteness she is always helping her sister’s and is always trying to educated people on rescuing dogs. You rock Plum Pudding xx

Lesley Beter
Lesley Beter
6 days ago

We love you Plum! You are a truly a remarkable girl❤️❤️

Rosina Harter
Rosina Harter
6 days ago

Pudding is living proof that tough times never last, tough puppies do!

Sally
Sally
6 days ago

We’re so very proud of you Plum Pudding! We love you dearly and you are a winner in our hearts!!!

Catherine Kennedy
Catherine Kennedy
6 days ago

Plum Puddinf is a super little girl and she has fought so hard for everything all her life and its been uphill all the way. She faced a huge battle to get mobile again after the operation on her back. She’s a super trooper and a tremendous ambassador for rescue dogs, she deserves every award that comes her way. Love little girl ❤

Suzy Bailey
Suzy Bailey
6 days ago

Plum Pudding works her paws off helping her mum (PA) with her small business then had to learn to walk again against all the odds, she is one super dawg

Jane Nell
Jane Nell
6 days ago

Love me some Plum Pudding. You and your mom are absolutely awesome

Caroline
Caroline
6 days ago

Well done Pudding ❤️

Caroline K
Caroline K
6 days ago

Congratulations on reaching the finals Plum Pudding!💜💙💚

Ali Dind
Ali Dind
6 days ago

Gorgeous girl

Karen
Karen
6 days ago

Plum Pudding has faced many challenges in her life, but tirelessly campaigns for an end to cruel puppy farming. She is beautiful and cheeky with so much love to give❤️

Sue Malin
Sue Malin
6 days ago

Well Done Pudding, such a lovely doggy and a real survivor

Max savage
Max savage
6 days ago

Love plum pudding such a great ambassador for all rescue dogs.

Jan Dagless
Jan Dagless
6 days ago

A real champion rescued and had to overcome a serious problem with her legs and she still manages to be a sassy superstar. Love this little dog 🐕

Lynn Wylie
Lynn Wylie
6 days ago

Congratulations Plum Pudding you are a well deserved finalist survivor. With the support of your PA mum you don’t give up when life throws hurdles your way. Keep working on strengthening those legs. Well done 👏 💖xx

Karen Fulshaw
Karen Fulshaw
6 days ago

Beautiful Plum so brave and definitely a survivor ❤ 🐾

rosemary stone
rosemary stone
6 days ago

Wonderful little dog surviving all odds with a mum that makes sure she does. Well done darling Plum xxx

Jules
Jules
6 days ago

What a pawsome pup you are. Well done xxxx

Janet
6 days ago

Well done & good luck xxx

Rosie
Rosie
6 days ago

Plum Pudding you’re a little fighter and true survivor. Congrats on a well deserved nomination

Margaret Ladopoulos
Margaret Ladopoulos
6 days ago

A true survivor. Overcoming many difficulties but always with a happy face and a wagging tail.

Jessica Scott
Jessica Scott
6 days ago

Love seeing your little face on my social media Plum Pudding, your a sassy little fighter and you brighten my day. Well done for getting to the finals, make sure you get extra toilet rolls when you win 🙂

GILLIAN RADLEY
GILLIAN RADLEY
6 days ago

fantastic news. you are a truly inspirational rescue dog. you have been through so much and give so many people joy and love, so proud of how hard you have worked to get back the use in your little leggies. lots of love you deserve it

Kim Mete
Kim Mete
6 days ago

I follow plum pudding in Australia am a big advocate for banning puppy farms and big breeders altogether adopt don’t shop 🤎🐶🤍

Kay Errigton
Kay Errigton
6 days ago

Congratulations darling Plum Pudding and extra special luck for the finals, you deserve to win! I love you to bits XOXO 

Lynn Jarvis
Lynn Jarvis
6 days ago

Well done Plum Pudding, so very much deserved!! You help so many animals with all you do and have battled back amazingly!! Well done, super proud of you.

Terri
Terri
6 days ago

A little Warrior with a heart as sweet as a lollipop. You are a wonderful ambassador for those hoping rescue will soon come their way …. I’m so excited for you.

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