November 20th, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
What a day! I love when things turn out even better than expected, and as so much relied on the weather and the rain holding off we were lucky before even starting.
It was the day of the DB Pet Family event which had already been relocated to the Piazza because of the weather, and we were wondering how this would affect our planned puppy adoptions. How big would the new space be and how secure for the older puppies? Finally I sent two very easy five month-olds, Connie and Minty, a few younger ones and a handful of babies. The first one to go was Kiwi, Strawberry’s sister, and the texts kept on coming (to update me) ….. Tootsie, Jazzy, Muddy and Minty, five in all.
I was at home practising the moves for the evening’s surprise, a Flash Mob at Lan Kwai Fong to promote Peak to Fong (and to have some fun). It’s not easy trying to learn a dance routine in a room full of bemused doglets, all watching me and wondering if this was the moment I had truly gone mad. I’d always wondered how these events worked and how everyone knew what to do, and now I know. Not everyone had been sent the video clip, or even knew what they had signed up for when they responded to the call for volunteers, and most just turned up at the given time. I had known that I would have to leave as soon as the event was over as I had a visitor from London to meet, someone who was only here for a short time so there wasn’t a choice of days, but at the last minute the time was moved forward by a couple of hours so I ended up only having time to join in the early rehearsals before I had to dash off, and miss something that I will probably never get to be part of again. Talk about bad timing.
Anyway, it all went fantastically well and I know those who joined in had the best time. We were incredibly lucky to have a great choreographer (Derek Capps) who put the routine together, plus volunteers Linda (who found Derek), and Kaman, also an Events volunteer, and here’s the result http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDW8ldUyY8c&sns=em. I missed an amazing event, but at least was there in spirit and knew all the moves! Thanks to everyone who signed up “blind”, just willing to take part in something that they had no idea about but game for (pretty much) anything. A huge thanks also to:
The downside of the day was having to send one of the Lamma “Small Delinquents” to the vet because she was suddenly very ill. Delia the schnauzer has been with us for a long time now, and she used to live at our Pokfulam Kennels. The problem with Delia was that she was so cute that everyone wanted to pet her, but the feeling wasn’t mutual and she didn’t like being patted on the head by strangers. After a few nips too many, she was packed off to Lamma and has been there ever since. She’s a Senior Citizen now, at least twelve years old although we may not know her real age. Speaking to Dr Tony later in the day I heard that Delia had a very high temperature, low red blood cell count and also a low white cell count. Without doing full tests it was hard to say what the problem was, so in the meantime she’s on a drip and IV antibiotics and we’ll wait to see how she responds. It could be tick fever or all sorts of things, so we’ll just have to wait and see.