LOVING HOME: Neil and Gail Bryant with Bambi and Arlie, hope to lively happily together after the two week trial is complete. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
LOVING HOME: Neil and Gail Bryant with Bambi and Arlie, hope to lively happily together after the two week trial is complete. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA210316DOGG

WATCH: Meet Bambi, the dog who has only two years to live

AFTER seeing the article about the six-year-old mix breed Bambi in The Observer early March, dog lovers Gail and Neil Bryant just had to meet her.

Bambi was left at the pound last month with medical issues including arthritis, cancerous tumours, skin cancer and denture problems.

After her ordeal, she has been diagnosed with just two years to live.

Friends of The RSPCA were desperately trying to find a home for Bambi to live out her last two years in happiness, until the Bryant's came along and offered to foster her.

"We saw the article in the paper and fell in love with her straight away," Mrs Bryant said.

The Bryant's are still in the trial phase of homing Bambi however the decision is clear on their end.

"There's no question about it, we know we can give her the home she deserves," Mrs Bryant said.

"She's such a wonderful, warm natured dog, and she gets along with our other dog Arlie and our cat Gemmy.

"They're all best friends."

While knowing Bambi will not live a long life, the Bryant's said they will do everything they can to make it a happy one.

"It's very sad what happened to her," Mr Bryant said.

"But we are trying to make the best out of the time she has, she loves trips in the car and we can't wait to take her to the beach."

Mrs Bryant is retired and Mr Bryant is a relief teacher and has worked at many schools across the Gladstone region.

The pair recently had to say goodbye to a well loved companion of 19 years, Max.

"Max was a wonderful dog and saying goodbye to him was very hard," Mrs Bryant said.

"Even Arlie was a different dog after Max passed away.

"But Bambi has brought back the light in our lives; she's like a reincarnation of Max."

Bambi and Arlie get along so well, the pair sometimes compete for their owner's affection.

"It's very cute," Mrs Bryant said.

"If Arlie sees Bambi getting a pat she'll come right over and make sure she's getting a pat too."

For more information on animal fostering visit the Friends of the RSPCA website here.



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