Sun 13th Nov: 2 weeks to go (to Peak to Fong)!
Maybe I’m biased, but I do have the most wonderful collection of puppies looking for homes at the moment. It’s always hard to choose the special ones and I shouldn’t really have favourites, but if I was asked to recommend those who would make great family dogs I would have to include Custer, Custard, Connie, Minty and Jasmine.
Custer is the most amazing boy and always has been. He never went through a “naughty pup” stage, and has always been very “Zen-like” (as someone put it). His three siblings were adopted on their first visit to Whiskers’n'Paws, and there was no particular reason why Custer was left, it was just one of those things. Now he’s five months old, and as easy, sweet and calm as ever. He loves me and I love him, but he needs to find his own home.
I took Connie as a singleton from AFCD when she was a very young puppy, and she was instantly best friends with everyone, people and dogs. Unfortunately for her, she was infected with sarcoptic mange (scabies) and her hair fell out and her skin was awful. Now she is fully recovered and has a full and healthy coat again, and she has retained her love for all things. She is now five months old and a chubby girl with a lovely face, and she would make the best family dog.
Custard is the pup with the butterfly nose (and matching pink lips) which makes her stand out anyway, but it’s not just her looks that are special because she is so loving and affectionate too. Show her a lap and she’ll crawl onto it, and she will kiss everyone she can reach.
Jasmine is a younger version of Custard in that out of her litter, she is the cuddly one. She loves being picked up, and will melt in your arms if you hold her. She’s also the cute one, which is unfair in a way (that she has both the looks and the personality) but that’s life.
Minty was one of the few puppies that came to us from one of the New Territories AFCD Centres. I don’t choose these, they are selected by the vet or the staff and recommended to us as being ‘suitable for re-homing’. Actually Minty wasn’t instantly homeable as she had collapsed ‘wrists’, something which often happens to puppies when they are very sick and it affects their tendons temporarily. With Minty it has taken quite a while for the tendons to strengthen so that she looks normal, and today was her first visit to Whiskers’n'Paws. She’s very like Connie in her shape, quite chunky and big but not tall, and also a very appealing and sweet girl.
There are lots of other gorgeous and sweet puppies like Freddie and his brother Baxter, Jungle and Safari (quite a character!) and Dobby, last of the latest Whippety litter and returned to me from foster today. He’s a lovelyboy, super smart and fully used to living in a home (with a cat and another dog), easy to walk on a leash and really very much ready to go. He’s super-athletic, and would love a home where he can have hours of hiking every day.
There were two people who wanted the same dog – Fergus – at our Ap Lei Chau Centre, and I couldn’t help but sigh and think would you believe it? We have so many really amazing little characters needing homes, and this particular dog is lovely but so are many others. Obviously only one adopter could take him in the end, and earlier in the day Larry was also adopted.
At Tai Po there were also two adoptions, Sebastian and one of my ex-Lamma doglets, Texas (yay!)