March 5th, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
I really can’t fathom out how it works and why. Today it was another jam packed, non-stop three hours at Whiskers’n'Paws and the weather was perfect for puppies and adopters to meet and find each other, but at the end of the afternoon all would-be new “parents” had disappeared and there was only one puppy chosen – by two families. Why? Lentil is a lovely pup and I’m very happy to see her in a home, but what was it about her that hasn’t been noticed every other Sunday when she’s been at Horizon Plaza, and why were all the other equally sweet ones ignored? The two baby sharpeis had everyone reduced to jelly but they still came home with me. I see these things as one of the great mysteries of life and I don’t think I’ll ever understand. There are puppies that go week after week and are the most wonderful characters who would be “bomb proof” with children, and some like Diamond are really cute too but still getting older and bigger – and still unwanted – by the day.
Lentil is one of the German pointer cross litter, although she is all black. The two sisters, Opal and Lima, have the flecked and specked coats while (my favourite) Griffin is much more like a Whippety with his spindly legs and very flat coat. I adore this little boy because he’s a real sweetheart who loves to cuddle and makes me laugh. But then I adore Diamond too, and big placid Zorro, and the brothers Tigger and Elliot and, and and …..
Husky puppy Laura came from Tai Po for the afternoon. She’s just arrived from AFCD and at six months already towers over the others the same age. She’s going to be a big dog, maybe as big as Mike, another husky we had. Like him Laura is a very sweet dog but we will need to make sure she goes to a home that will suit her needs.
Bernard was a surprise adoption from Tai Po some time ago. He was a scaredy pup who grew into a timid doglet but his adopters stuck with it and he came round in the end. This weekend Bernard got rewarded by being given a sister, Janie. Thanks to his family for having the patience to believe me when I told them that most timid dogs gain confidence as they grow, and are actually great family dogs in the end because they are always very loyal.