August 22nd, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
It was buzzing at Whiskers’n'Paws today, from the moment I arrived with all my charges to packing-up time at five o’clock. I’d brought over three of the Whippety puppies, specifically to meet potential adopters who had asked about them and although it wasn’t the same people who adopted them in the end, all three didn’t come back home with me.
As soon as I arrived I spotted Brando, a two year-old Whippety from a previous litter. I had already told his owners about Missy, a lookalike puppy, so was happy to be able to introduce her. It was instant love but a hard decision, because having a second dog hadn’t been on anyone’s mind, but really it was just too hard to resist. Having a tiny baby version of your own (very special) dog in your arms – how could you say no?
Seeing the incredible likeness between Brando and Missy was one thing, but then someone arrived with their newly-imported (choke!) short-haired German pointer puppy, and I nearly fell over in astonishment. I was looking at a bigger Muggle, Missy’s brother, who apart from the ears was a spitting image of this fancy boy. Someone paid all that money to bring in a puppy that looked just like Muggle, and he could have been saving a life by adopting too. Anyway, there is now no doubt that the Whippeties are in fact German Pointer-ies! How amazing is that?
Muggle was adopted during the afternoon, as was the third Whippety (though the odd one out in terms of looks), Betty and – finally – the most sociable dog in the world, Bowie. Puppy Violet’s papers were signed, although she’ll actully be picked up on another day.
I had thew new poodle puppy, Cottie, with me when I arrived, but I’d arranged to meet a potential adopter at two o’clock, so she was gone before I had time to catch my breath. As with Muggle, why does anyone need to buy puppies when (if you have the patience) you can adopt just about anything. Cottie is only nine months old and the sweetest girl. How on earth did she end up at AFCD? Anyway, I’m sure she’s in a much better home now than she was before, so being abandoned was the best thing for her. One year-old poodle, Skittle, also left our Ap Lei Chau Centre today. It’s taken an inexplicably long time but I think Skittle would agree it was worth the wait for the right home.
All in all, that was seven adopted at Whiskers’n'Paws today, proving that we are now back on track for adoptions.