November 4th, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
The problem with having a lot of puppies together in one place (my home on Lamma) is that things like kennel cough spread, and when one puppy has diarrhoea (as now) I can’t identify which one it is. I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry about the fact that my current “job” is that of Poop Detective, trying to catch the culprit in the act – unsuccessfully so far.
Another current puppy problem is that while dogs have an amazing sense of smell, acute hearing and pretty good eyesight, one thing that they lack is a sense of perspective. They’re not great at judging depth, height and width, which is why dogs jump off rooftops and balconies when you would assume common sense would tell them not to. I have two doglets at the moment who think they can get to the garden from the top floor of my three-story house by climbing over the balcony railings, as there is a bank at the side of the garden which looks close enough to step onto. It’s not, of course, but I can see why a dog might think that. I had a heart-stopping moment a few minutes ago when one of the doglets, Petal (now a totally inappropriate name) got as far as climbing right over the railings and was hanging down on the other side, having suddenly realised that actually the garden wasn’t right under her feet, and I caught her by the tail just as she was about to drop. Will she learn? I doubt it, but I can hope.
A glitch in the works meant that there was no blog published yesterday, although it was supposed to be a guest blog by baby Strawberry’s foster. Although I’ve mentioned Strawberry and her story, this account was from the other perspective, that of the carer. I currently have one totally gorgeous young puppy (although not as young as Strawberry) who has a skin problem on her ears which has made her unsuitable for the puppy adoption afternoons, so if anyone reading this could offer her a temporary home I would be very grateful.
With Peak to Fong now just over three weeks away and more than half of the tickets (T-shirts) already sold, we’re now in the “full on” period of preparation. If you are still wondering where you can buy tickets, they are available online (and the T-shirt will be sent to you by post), or at any of the locations detailed on the website. We’ll also have T-shirts at the upcoming Discovery Bay Pet event on Saturday 19th November, but bear in mind that by then we may be out of some sizes (as is already happening).