September 19th, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
Anticipating a smaller turnout than usual because of impending rain, I took fewer puppies to Whiskers’n'Paws than I normally do. I had the new (very sweet) ridgeback pair to show off, and their siblings, ridge-less and black and white. My regulars – Charity, Georgie, Bea and Buffy - are now so used to the Sunday outings that they jump in the travel crates by themselves, knowing that they have an afternoon of fun and play ahead of them. They don’t understand that there is a reason for them going to Ap Lei Chau, and it’s not just so they can run around with all the friends they meet there. I was so sure that today would be the day that Charity would be chosen and at one point there were three potential adopters looking at the same time, but for whatever reason she came back home to Lamma at the end of the day. There’s nothing I can say about Charity that I haven’t already said, and whoever finally takes her home will be a lucky person/family.
The two corgis, Cargo and Melba, absolutely love the Sunday afternoon play sessions, and of the two it’s funny little Cargo who is the most playful and mischievous, although he is half the size of a real corgi and still not in great condition. Semirah, the Sunday photographer (for which many thanks), got some lovely shots but missed seeing samoyed Curry (from the same terrible breeder) running round with Cargo hanging tightly onto his tail. Anyway, today was a lucky one for Curry as he left with his potential new brother, a beautiful dog called Ted, one of a litter of gorgeous puppies we had at one time. They all grew into the most amazing dogs, but each one totally different from the others.
Another Lamma litter are finally ready for Whiskers’n'Paws after having had long-term treatment for ringworm and the inevitable kennel cough. I wasn’t totally sure of the name of today’s lucky pup as the microchips, inserted into every puppy I take from AFCD, had fallen out of about three of this litter. I have no way of knowing which is which, but it doesn’t really matter as they all had the same vaccinations on the same date. Maybe this was String, or it could have been Batty ……..
Lily, the pom/corgi cross was adopted from our other Ap Lei Chau venue (the Homing Centre) today. Her place was taken by a very cute Yorkie/schnauzer (?) mix who was found at Mount Davis Road (Pokfulam) early in the morning. There was no microchip, so we can assume this was a home-bred puppy, accidental or otherwise. If nobody claims her within the next few days she’ll be put up for adoption, but she’s already a very lucky girl to have been found.