My name is Precious and I was dumped at the local temple when I was a tiny, defenceless puppy.
Food was a constant battle: the bigger dogs rarely left me anything. I was skin and bones. The larger dogs didn’t like me hanging around trying to pinch their food and one of them bit me right by my ear. With no one to look after me the bite became badly infected and spread to my inner ear. To ease the pain I tilted my head to one side.
I had several visits to the vets: I was so fragile and weak. I was also too tiny to be vaccinated so it was a vicious cycle.
The infection spread to my mouth making my gums bleed. I lost lots of teeth that day.