August 14th, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
I keep forgetting to take photographs of things that I really should record, like today’s ‘beach adoption’ when puppy Grace found a home, and baby Whippety Hobo was also chosen, but will stay until he’s old enough to leave his siblings. There’s only one problem with taking a large group of puppies to the beach – they love it so much they don’t want to go back home, and then they stand at the gate waiting for a chance to slip out again. It would be so easy if I had my own private beach and I could just let everyone out to swim and play all day. Ah well, I’m lucky to have what I have anyway.
It seemed that there was a lot more off-site adoption activity today than at our actual Homing Centres, and once again we were faced with the frustrating situation of two adopters wanting the same dogs, actually a pair, after they have been waiting for some time. Mammy and Pappy are two very sweet papillons (Butterfly dogs) who have been staying in a foster together and who now have a choice of permanent homes (Mammy was at one time adopted on her own, but we had to ask that she be returned because she was clearly unhappy). Either way it’s perfect timing because they were due to leave their temporary accomodation on Monday.
I was also expecting to get two baby pups back from their foster home today, but with foster coordinator Maria on the case, at least one of them won’t be coming back, and hopefully neither.
I was happily surprised when I heard from Heyli at Tai Po that Brown Sesame had been adopted. We have to call her that because when I had her as a puppy on Lamma and gave her the name, I didn’t know that there was another doglet at Tai Po also called Sesame, luckily a black one. With Brown Sesame adopted, we can drop the “Black” from the second Sesame’s name and he can have it all to himself.
(Brown) Sesame was a shy puppy, very pretty as a baby but even more beautiful as a young adult. Her coat has grown thick and curly, and she has those lovely “eyeliner” eyes. As one of the office dogs at Tai Po she’s grown in confidence, and while she’s never been one of the obvious choices (that push themselves to the front), her unusual looks made her stand out. I’m always especially happy when one of the “background” dogs is chosen, and even more so when they are ex-Lamma puppies because every one of them is special to me.
Foster homes are incredibly important to us, especially for the baby pups and the small-sized dogs, or others who need to have their own space to recover from surgery or some other medical reason. Poodle Crunchy, who was surrendered in a poor condition and drugged with anti-epilepsy medication, is doing now extremely well in his foster home. Adoptions are always top of the “best” list, but seeing dogs transformed comes a close second. Sometimes the changes are dramatic while others take time, but in the end it’s the result that matters. Right now we have a lot of small dogs that need at least temporary home care, so please help out if you can.