Dees was one of two puppies who came to us from the municipal shelter. She and her brother, Nijs, were born with megaoesophagus, a condition which means it is difficult to keep down food and water without help, like eating while standing on their back legs and having to be held upright for 10 minutes after each meal so gravity can do its work. The great news is that Dees has outgrown the condition! She is able to eat and drink normally now and has even eaten some dry kibble with no problems, although it is normally soaked beforehand. She is now 8 months old and will be about 12kg when fully grown. She is fully socialised with other dogs, people and children, and is great travelling in the car. She is used to being walked off the lead with a group of other dogs but should have no trouble walking on the lead.