Things have been hectic at home and I’ve neglected grooming Hoshi like I normally do. Hoshi has deep lower lip folds which hide hair. He’s mouth was really smelly these past few months. Monday I tried my best trimming his face and lips and he smells much better now.
Artwork created of my cocker spaniels throughout the years. The first to are by Polly. The last is by Cindy.
Polly’s watercolor portraits
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a form of abuse where the caregiver delibrately makes the recipient ill in order to gain sympathy and attention from others. The recipient in this case is a cocker spaniel named Florence. Georgina Bretman was convicted of causing unecessary suffering to Florence–the first case of its kind in Scotland. In 2011, Florence recieved emergency care several times for vomiting and seizures. Veterinarian Lesley Herd became suspicious. “Because of the pattern of collapse and low blood glucose on each occasion, and the fact that the dog was normal between episodes, I was suspicious insulin had been administered to the dog.”
The fact Bretman is a veterinary technician is deeply troubling. She happended to work in the same clinic with Herd. Bretman was fired from her position. Florence was rehomed and is doing well. Bretman returns to court for sentencing this month.