April 1st, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
With so many public holidays coming up it seems like half of Hong Kong is moving to Thailand, the Philippines or other vacation destinations. Still, at least some people are staying (other than me) and even adopting, and today was the lucky one for Shari at Tai Po and my baby Scout, picked up from Pacific Pets in Stanley. Only a few days after having been reunited with his brother, Ketchup, and the two clearly recognising each other even after at least three weeks apart, it was time for them to be parted once again but at least this time it was happily. Now Ketchup become the single remaining pup from the big Mui Wo intake, other than Baby Black who is still in foster.
Baby Black’s story so far has been both dramatic and sad, starting with her going for foster/adoption with her sister at a very young age. I knew that only one would be staying though it hadn’t been decided which of the pair would be coming back, and in the end the decision was made when both pups ended up in hospital (which personally I wasn’t convinced was necessary) and my suggestion that Baby Black was returned so I could get her treated at Acorn, a clinic and vets I like and trust. She was declared fit enough to come back to Lamma, and while she was eating well and seemed happy enough I noticed that her walking was slow even for her age, and that she stumbled a lot. There was something not right with one of her front legs, and it was at that point that she went into a foster home, thankfully one very close to Acorn. I say that because the older puppy in the home accidently managed to pop one of Baby Black’s eyes out – yes, really – and because the vet clinic was so close it was only a matter of minutes before the eye was put back where it belonged. Of course there was redness and all thoughts of the leg were put on the back burner while we waited to see if the eye would be OK. Luckily it’s fine, but there is still the issue of the bendy “wrist” and the knowledge that nothing can be done anyway until Baby Black is a bit older. She’s still tiny little thing, and hopefully her small size will get her a home, even if she ends up with only three legs (worst scenario).