September 29th, 2011 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment
As I’m writing this, the wind and rain are battering my house and garden, and there’s not much I can do except try to make sure that everything stays together and the dogs are safe. Once again the HK Observatory got it wrong, telling us that the likelihood of anything higher than a Signal 3 was remote. Hah! I live right on the seafront and the house is in the direct line of the wind, so I’m holding on tight and hoping for the best…….
I spent the morning (back to Wednesday now) trying to get some decent photos of my Lamma dogs. I don’t think I’m a terrible photographer, but when the subjects won’t cooperate it’s not easy. In the end I took everyone to the rocks on the seafront and got some shots in while the dogs were distracted. Finally I have a photo of Big Sooty! (and the rest).
I had wanted to get (my) Tufty to the vet as she has a “fat ear”, and while I usually leave these alone this time it’s causing Tufty some discomfort and has been there too long. I’ve also got a puppy (Lemon) who has been in hospital and can now be released, but with the wind getting up and my eye very closely on the typhoon signals, I thought it best to get home while I could. I had only gone over to sign some documents relation to the raffle license application, this being my supposed day off (or at least at home), and thought I could make a quick diversion to Acorn. Although the weathermen had said there wouldn’t be more than a few showers and a bit of a breeze, we all know better than to believe them – don’t we?
The following stort appeared in the HK Standard, yet another warning about pet shops and of “breedism”. Do I believe the pit about allergies? Not a word of it. In any case, no puppy of three months should still be drinking milk, and as for the cage, please don’t do it! This particular puppy doesn’t know how lucky it is to have been given up, much like all of the other dogs and puppies that are surrendered for whatever reason. I got an email from AFCD (in Kowloon) about an almost-eleven year old springer spaniel that was up for re-homing with her (mongrel) puppy. How sad, and there’s yet another lesson: yes, older dogs can still have puppies and there is really never an age that’s too old for desexing if the dog is healthy enough.