Sat 1st Oct: Some in, some out
We’d known for some time that brothers Zeb and Ticket would be leaving Tai Po with their volunteer adopter, and today was their big day. The move will be easy for them as they have spent time in their new home as bad weather fosters, and in any case, they already know their adoptive family well. In fact when the photo was take they were already eyeing the front gate, the last time they will pass through it.
Sisters Pippa and Marina (yes, they are staying together – hooray!) also left, and there’s only one thing better than seeing a dog adopted, and that’s two dogs leaving as a pair. These two girls are very close and were always together, so we’re really happy that they didn’t need to be separated.
While these dogs were leaving, a new dog one coming in. I had been told (by her now ex-owner) that she was a mixed breed, under ten kilos and born in May this year (which would make her barely five months old). Maybe I need to buy some new glasses (which coincidentally I did today), but the very beautiful dog that arrived didn’t look like a mongrel, and nor does she look like a puppy. Nevertheless, I think she will find a home very quickly.
I took Lady, an older dog who was staying on Lamma (and was bitten by the bamboo snake) over to Ap Lei Chau to hand her over to her foster parents, too early to meet the three new dogs that were arriving. There was Ah Butt the pug, Bobby the schnauzer (to add to our collection), and Cotton the small mixed breed (and Bobby’s “sister”). The latter two had never been vaccinated, nor had they ever stepped foot out of their home before meaning that they will have no immunity to any germs that are floating around (and there must be billions). We really need a foster for these two dogs, at least until they have been vaccinated so it’s safe for them to be mixing with other dogs in an environment where we know things like kennel cough highly likely to be lurking. Can you imagine being five years old and never having seen or experienced life outside the four walls of your (small) home? Sadly it’s all too common, I know.