Churchill is on the front page of our website. You can see his "before" photos there, but be prepared for some stomach-turning images.
Compare the downcast, hopeless expression in those first photos with the alert and normal expression you see in these candid shots! Night and day. Not to mention that the sores are healing up and scabbing over, his coat is clean and he can see now that the seeping bumps around his eyes have been cleaned and treated.
Here is Churchill, receiving some affection from a young friend in his foster home. Regardless of his bumpy lumps, Churchill loves to have a hand on his body, gently scratching or rubbing or just stroking him and reassuring him that he is safe and cared for. Who could resist?
Here's a note from his foster mom, sent on the fly. Among the volunteers there were some remarks that Churchill resembles Smeagol in his transformation from a dog who was clearly despairing, pitiful and depressed to a dog who was feeling guarded optimism and disbelief at his change in circumstance:
"Churchill seems to feel a bit better everyday. His appetite has increased and he is a little spunkier everyday as well.
If you stop touching him he will get your attention with a paw or a whine :)
He is a real doll and yes, he does remind me of Smeagol! I am attaching two pictures that I just took of him while outside on a potty break. Enjoy!"
We will be sure to keep readers posted about any news about Churchill's condition. No matter what the doctors say, Churchill will have a home--either with a volunteer in hospice care, or with an adoptive family--where he will be cherished and cared for as any Frenchie should be.
We promise! vows
The Frog Princess