March 4th, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
Obviously puppy Seal’s sudden death was on my mind for the entire day today, the only consolation being that it seemed to have been painless for him. I immediately asked Dr Tony what his thoughts were on the cause and he said that it was likely that poor Seal must have had a congenital blood-clotting disorder which would have explained both his sudden paralysis, as well as the second and fatal clot. I’m grateful that he didn’t suffer and that he was with me at the end, but watching the film ‘Red Dog’ in the evening probably wasn’t the best choice of entertainment (if you haven’t seen it, it’s a lovely story about a devoted dog).
Life goes on and I had to be at Stanley in the afternoon. With my youngest puppies off the list for today’s adoption afternoon (although they are all absolutely fine and playing/eating with gusto), I took the three German pointer crosses (Griffin, Lima and Opal) from Lamma, and two of the sharpei babies (Baggy and Shona) were brought by their foster. Keeping three very active and lively characters occupied in a small pen for three hours in quite a challenge, and until the now-regular visitors turned up for some puppy hugging time it was down to some dog chews to do the job. The two sharpei babies were no trouble as they spent the entire time being picked up and cuddled, and they are impossible to resist with their velvet coats and worried frowns. Although once again there were no actual adoptions during the afternoon, I think it will be Baggy and Shona’s first and last visit to Stanley as I’ll be surprised if they don’t find homes on Sunday at Whiskers’n'Paws. I’m also anticipating some good news for sisters Opal and Lima too ……
We’re slowly chipping away at the number of schnauzers at Ap Lei Chau with Nicholas being the lucky one leaving today. I love to see our senior dogs getting adopted, I know we all do, and there’s no age that is too old.