This is Poppy on the day that we rescued her.
Not a very clear picture I'm afraid...taken in my days of one-use disposable cameras.
I had just spent hours washing her and removing ticks and all sorts of other horrible things from her hair....well in fact she didn't actually have much hair as you can see.
She also had some nasty infected sores which I treated with antibiotic cream and which took several weeks to clear up.
She was so fragile and timid. At first I thought she was very young...she was just so tiny, but the vet we saw the next day said she was in fact somewhere around 3 years old, and that she had clearly been badly treated and malnourished.
And this is Poppy today. These are rare pictures of Poppy as she is terrified of cameras. On the whole she is much less timid and more confident than she was seven months ago, but it took a lot of coaxing on my part to get her to keep still enough to be snapped....after which she promptly did a nervous wee on the floor!
Once I'm more proficient with the camera I may find it easier to catch her unawares and take some more.