Today we said goodbye to Mozart. He arrived on April 1st, abandoned by his elderly owner who was no longer able to look after him due to illness. You can see from his state that he was in when he arrived that he had been neglected of late, to say the least. What a shame for this lovely pyrenean shepherd cross who has just turned seven years old. In fact this was not the first time we had seen Mozart; he first arrived with his mum and sister when he was a tiny puppy. Now he is a big, handsome lad, or at least he has become one thanks to an enormous effort put in by toiletteuse Angelique.
We knew that Bev and Phil, who fell in love with Mozart first via Facebook then in the flesh, are lovers of hairy dogs. However it seemed obvious that Mozart would have to be shaved to get rid of the huge matts in his coat. However Angelique wanted to save his coat, and spent many hours (I don’t know how many, but well into double figures) painstakingly brushing and grooming him. Luckily this was possible thanks to Mozart’s amazing temperament. He is what we call a “bullet-proof dog!; one who just seems to behave impeccably, regardless of the situation. He has been an absolute joy at the SPA, and we hope he continues to be the perfect dog in his new home. He has a new friend, Fluffy, who looks like a mini-Mozart, too! Many thanks to Bev and Phil for seeing the dog under the fur, and also for their patience while Mozart was being given the finishing touches today.
Of course, he was bound to be a great dog; it is in his genes! (For those of you who don’t know, I adopted Mozart’s mum, Bella, in September 2010 after her two pups had been adopted). We might even arrange a reunion at some stage!