Scrappy was rescued from a pet shop in January 1999. She was in a small tank with an unrelated, older female and was literally being bullied to death. She had three large, infected wounds so was taken to the vet straight away. He thought it might be kinder to put her to sleep but, when she sat up and started washing her face, we decided that she deserved a chance. She had intensive treatment for 10 days and amazed us all by pulling through. She loves to come out for a run every evening and her favourite place of all is in the flowerpots where she digs very large holes.