August 21st, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
We’ve all been waiting for the end of the summer adoption drought, and today marked the start of the new season with four dogs Tai Po leaving for their new homes, and hopefully many more in the coming few months. Every summer is the same and it’s disheartening if you haven’t been through it many times before, but I know this happens every year. There are lows and highs depending on the time of year, and it’s a huge morale booster to see the dogs adopted, something that everyone dreams about, especially for their favourite dogs.
Today’s lucky group was basset hound Marshall, whose sister Lily was adopted a couple of months earlier.
Then there was German shepherd, Jasmine, a very sweet young girl, who came to us in a poor condition but left as a healthy and happy dog.
Sweet multibreed Bud, a dog with a big heart, was also chosen, and doglet Birdie, who leaves behind an almost identical sister.
I didn’t think Sweep
would have to wait long for a home, and in the afternoon I took him over to Ap Lei Chau for his adoption interview, which was basically over as soon as his adopter laid eyes on him. He’s a great little boy, the type of dog that I would have kept myself under different circumstances. Anyway he’s now in his new home, and I’m very happy for him.
I also handed over mini peke Bellie, the one who was surrendered to AFCD because of a spinal injury which affected her ability to walk. Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that the rest will allow her to heal without the need for surgery.
Now I’m eager for Sunday and the opportunity to show off my puppies at Whiskers’n'Paws. It’s strange that my current crop all seem to be medium-sized (as adults), with really only a few that will grow into regular-sized mongrels. Looking at them I keep thinking they are still young puppies, but those giveaway budding adult front teeth tell me that they are at least five months old. Hopefully their smaller size will prove to be a blessing when it comes to finding a home. Let’s see.