Reverend Richard Coles has given fans a hopeful update on his beloved dog Pongo, revealing that pup’s condition had not worsened.
He had revealed on Thursday that Pongo was having trouble with his hind legs, telling his followers: ‘Bonfire Night, lockdown, and Pongo’s hind legs have gone, poor old chap.
‘He’s overnighting at the vets, in the brilliant care of Anna, and I’m having a Valium.’
On Friday he told his followers: ‘Pongo update: spoke to nurse first thing, and he’s OK, not in pain, but his hind legs are not functioning. Talking through options with the vet later.’
He then shared a further update, telling his followers that Pongo’s condition hadn’t worsened and that he would need to rest for a few weeks, along with a photo of Pongo peeking over a cushion.
Reverend Richard wrote: ‘Just spoke to Anna the wondervet. No deterioration, so it’s rest and care for the next week or two.
‘I’ve got a shoot today, and Saturday Live, so needed to sort out his care until tomorrow afternoon, “Don’t worry,” same said, “I’ll take him home with me.” #Pongo’.
In March, Reverend Richard had revealed that he had had to give away three of his five dogs following the death of his partner, Reverend David Coles in December.
David had kept nine-year-old Pongo and 11-year-old Daisy, but gave his other three dachshunds, General Custer, Horatio and Audrey, to David’s mother, his brother, and his dentist as he found it hard to take care of all of them on his own.
He told The Guardian in March: ‘They went to good homes, but it was so hard. Seeing them go, with their little dog faces, was just horrible.’
Fans have sent Reverend Richard and Pongo well-wishes for the pup to make a speedy recovery.
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