August 2nd, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
Following my story about Phoebe and her accident it turned out that she is quite well known, thanks in large part to her very distinctive looks. Just to update, Phoebe was returned to her home in Pokfulam and I got this update from Annie:
“I was walking in Pokfulam Country Park at about 7pm last night, when along comes Mrs. Leung with her 2 rough/tough black and white sharpei types…..and “Soong Gwor” (Phoebe) following behind, looking very smart in her harness. Mrs. L is thrilled to have her back and told me excitedly that Phoebe will now let her put the leash on, sleeps in her house and is tucking into specially prepared rice and chicken. She demonstrated by calling “Soong Gwor”, who dutifully came to her, and let her put on the leash. She said that she was taking Soong Gwor to have her stitches out on Tuesday.
So, thank you to everyone….seems Mrs. L and Phoebe are very happy.”
Isn’t this a wonderful story? Who would have guessed that one dog could have such a following of fans, and that what started as a sad tale of a runaway could have such a happy ending?
The next batch of Lamma puppies went to AFCD in Pokfulam for their rabies shots and licenses this afternoon. Two of them were the remaining couple from the “Guinea Pig” litter, and two others (Olivia and Irwen) were from a previous group, also taken from the government’s Animal Management Centre when they were only two to three weeks old. It’s thanks to our network of foster homes that these four are alive – and very happy and healthy – and we are always looking for more “baby” fosters. If you would like to help with taking care of youngsters too young to be put up for adoption, please do contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideally these puppies find homes before they need to join the Sunday afternoon adoption parties at Whiskers’n'Paws, or, as with two lucky pairs of “Guinea Pigs” who were adopted on their first visit, they can come to Horizon Plaza when they reach eight weeks of age. Little Mickey was another lucky pup who went straight from foster to adoption, thanks to the efforts of his temporary “mother” and her photographer friend (who took some great shots).
I have a new litter of babies now, and like virtually all of the puppies that come to Pokfulam AFCD, I recognise them all. This group include a couple of baby Ludos, and two identikit Brandos. Brando was called Brock when he was with me, and he is the most beautiful and unusual looking dog now, with his flecked and speckled grey/black/white coat and his long-legged and elegant build. One of this new litter has the same speckled coat, but brown and white, a unique and quite stunning look. I know that whoever adopts this puppy will forever be asked “what breed is that?” and much admired. First come, first served, but for now they are too young to be separated and should be fostered or adopted as pairs (unless there is another puppy in the home).