The new Maltese, Bobble, was adopted today, and his story is such a strange one. He was imported from Australia only last week after having spent quite some time over there with various carers (thought not very caring by all accounts). He was then put with yet another foster family who reported that he bit when released from his travel crate, and he was duly surrendered to HKDR! What’s even stranger is that although we were warned that he was aggressive, we saw nothing of that behaviour, only a sweet little dog who was very happy not be be living in a cage. Archie was another Maltese surrendered not long ago for the same reason, and he too turned out to be just a sweetheart. Is this a breed thing? Do Maltese bite when they don’t like the humans they’re living with? Anyway, it’s all very odd, and added to Bobble’s story is the actual owner who seemed to have never looked after him but paid others to do it.
Erin, the big-small dog at Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre, also left today, not long after Suzie, the deaf mini springer spaniel-ish (and Erin’s playmate) went to a foster home. She had an adoption interview today and finally she’s found someone who doesn’t care that Suzie can’t hear and only sees the sweet and super-cute girl she is.
This is what Skittle needed - lots of fun and exercise!
Another dog that’s doing well in her new home is Skittle the poodle, so we’ve been seeing a steady exodus of dogs from the Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre one way or another.
With the weather looking like rain for Sunday’s Whisker’sn’Paws puppy afternoon, it looks as though we might be trying out the new indoor area for the first time. Although not as much fun as the terrace (for the puppies) at least we might be able to keep them all the same place at the same time instead of having them disappear in the arms of the Puppy Huggers!