November 21st, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
We’re now in the final run-up to Peak to Fong, taking place (in case you’ve been hiding) next Sunday 27th November, starting at the Peak (Green Terrace) and finishing up at a massive street party in Lan Kwai Fong. Whiskers’n'Paws will be open as usual for puppy adoptions, but as I will be at the P2F event it will be Kat Kuok who’ll be taking care of business at the Horizon Plaza venue.
If you missed taking part in Saturday evening’s Flashmob happening in Lan Kwai Fong, have a look at yesterday’s blog for the video. It was great fun and just a taste of Sunday’s excitement. Now I need to get my hands on one of the special T-shirts to add to my collection.
We still have ‘job’ vacancies for a few more children at the Peak, and while I can’t tell you exactly what it will be I can say that it’s not dangerous, embarrassing or time-consuming. No previous experience is required, although if your children are very shy then maybe it won’t work (are there any shy children these days?) Just send an email to email@example.com if you have a child between walking age and ten who would like to do something special to remember the day by.
Today’s adoptions really focused on our Ap Lei Chau Centre where the two recent arrivals, Jenny and Benny, were lucky enough to leave for their new home together, and sweet Pretty was finally chosen. I don’t know why she waited as long as she did because she is young and playful, and such a great little dog.
Curry the Samoyed came to us from one of those terrible puppy farms, where dogs are bred like machines and no care is taken to ensure the health or well being of the poor animals, nor even that the “breeds” are what they are supposed to be. The variations of peke, shih tzu, beagle, schnauzer and corgi (for example) that we see would be funny if it’s wasn’t so tragic for those animals involved. The suckers that buy these puppies from pet shops don’t know one end of a dog from another, so they pay thousands of dollars for a “purebreed” when what they’re actually getting is a “perhaps” corgi, or a “could be” beagle. Curry is one of those, an “almost” Samoyed, just like the three “corgis” we got from the same place. All of them had terrible skin, infectious scabies so no doubt every dog in the place had it, and weak back legs from having spent their entire lives in cages.
Curry was taken on a trial basis, and although he now has to be on low doses of Diazapam (valium) to stop his hallucinations, plus special food (and occasional medication) for a very sensitive stomach and his back legs are still not fully as they should be, his adoption papers were signed today because his family (including his “brother”, Ted) adore him. His name is now Huggie (Bear), to go with Ted(dy Bear).