Glen Rudi of Imaal

Rudi was born around August 2002. Someone threw him in November 2002 out of the window of a moving car. Another driver picked him up and brought him to the animal shelter in Bernay.
Rudi was half starved and limping.

When he arrived at the animal shelter we have been there with the bosses to get a new guarddog and female boss thrust Rudi into my arms.

Markus wanted to train Rudi. he called him Rudi because of the German football coach Rudi Völler. He said Rudi’s “haircut” reminds him of Völler’s.
Rudi ate like crazy in the beginning and the limping stopped after some days. He slept in our bed with his head under the blanket and on my shoulder. He still loves to sleep like that.

I pretend that he’s a Glen of Imaal Terrier, but he’s a lovable mutt. By accident he really looks like a Glen of Imaal, except for his ears. He weighs 13kg, is full of spirits and fearless. He loves Farbexplosion and Bach. The first thing I see in the morning is often bach and Rudi kissing each others while sitting on my bed (and that’s also a common reason why I woke up).
Farbexplosion and Rudi like to go on a walk at the break of dawn.

The only dog Rudi ever had problems with was Friedrich.

Unfortunately Rudi has some kind of weird health problem. Every some months he has some kind of spasmodic hiccup, his whole belly gets hard like a rock, he stares strangely and stops breathing. No idea why. Since I am at home most of the time I can give him mouth-to-dognose resuscitation. He usually seeks me out when it starts, even when it happens at night. When it’s over he breathes again, sneezes, wags his tail and jumps around and kisses me. I hope he doesn’t develop a habit because he likes to get resuscitated. I don’t know what would happen if I am not there or if it happened when I wasn’t there, but it’s possible that he would faint, relax and breath again, at least that’s what I hope.

Rudi 2004, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:gemeinfrei (Public Domain)

Rudi 2004, own photo, licence: Public Domain

Rudi 2004 an seinem damals bevorzugten Kau-Baumstumpf, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:gemeinfrei (Public Domain)

Rudi 2004, own photo, licence: Public Domain

Phex und Rudi 2006, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Phex and Rudi 2006, own photo, licence:CC by

Rudi saw a lot of things, the birth of Farbexplosion and the death of Beau.
Lothar was a sick lamb I had in 2007, he fainted on the meadow one day and I tried to wash and feed him and to coddle him up, but he was too sick and had to be euthanized.

macht sie das auch ordentlich? Foto von makke, alle Rechte vorbehalten

Rudi supervises Lothar's bath, photo by makke, all rights reserved

Rudi überwacht ob die Zerstörung der Küche und das Föhnen des kranken Lothars auch ordentlich gemacht wird. Foto von makke, alle Rechte vorbehalten.

Rudi supervises the drying of Lothar and the destruction of the kitchen. photo by makke, all rights reserved.

Rudi und ich versuchen Lothar zum Essen zu bewegen. Foto von makke, alle Rechte vorbehalten

Rudi and I try to convince Lothar to eat. photo by makke, all rights reserved

Er hat auch wirklich ein bisschen gegessen. Foto von makke, alle Rechte vorbehalten.

He ate a bit. photo by makke, all rights reserved.

armer Lothar, Foto von makke, alle Rechte vorbehalten.

poor Lothar, photo by makke, all rights reserved

Rudi 2008, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Rudi 2008, own photo, licence:CC by

Rudi schnüffelt an stoischem Tristan und Bach hat mal wieder sein Klappohr, 2008, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Rudi sniff on stoic Tristan and Bach has his lop ear turned again, 2008, own photo, licence:CC by

Rudi 2008, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Rudi 2008, own photo, licence:CC by

Rudi erkundet die Weide 2008. Eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Rudi explores the meadow 2008. own photo, licence:CC by

olfaktorische Untersuchung eines Igels, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

odour test of a hedgehog, own photo, licence:CC by

Herr Rudi und Frau Mops 2008, eigenes Foto: Public Domain

Rudi and Mops 2008, own photo, licence:Public Domain

Rudi im Herbst 2008, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Rudi in autumn 2008, own photo, licence:CC by

Rudi, der Herrscher des Sofas. Eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Rudi, king of the sofa. own photo, licence:CC by

Rudi im Nebel

Rudi in the mist, own photo, licence:CC by

Phex, Rudi und Dariusz versammeln sich um einen Wassereimer 2009, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: CC by

Phex, Rudi and Dariusz gather around a bucket 2009, own photo, licence:CC by

Rudi und Bach 2009, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: CC by

Rudi and Bach 2009, own photo, licence:CC by

Rudi auf der Weide 2009, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Rudi on the meadow 2009, own photo, licence:CC by

Rudi am Pavillon in Giverville, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:gemeinfrei

Rudi at the pavilion in Giverville, own photo, licence:public domain

Shaun, Berta, Rudi und Stirnlöckchen, der es nach dem Geburtsunfall irgendwie nicht mehr so gut geht, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Shaun, Berta, Rudi and Stirnlöckchen, own photo, licence:CC by

Mops, Rudi und ein anderes Lamm, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Mops, Rudi and another lamb, own photo, licence:CC by

One thought on “Glen Rudi of Imaal

  1. Rudi really is a ruggedly handsome little fellow. Just the kind of dog I adore. Now Poppy is in love. How ever will she choose between him and The Red Man (Irish Terrier mix)?…sigh…Puppy love. Does he still have the hiccup problem? You have such wonderful dogs. I wish I could have more, but not right now.

    All the best,
    Nanina and Poppy

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