After getting back from my morning walk I packed up four unsuspecting doglets to send to Tai Po where they will join the others who made the Big Move last week. They’re the ones that, while being sweet and friendly with me, are too timid to have gone to the Sunday adoption afternoons, so getting used to strangers is essential if they are going to stand a chance of finding a home. Unfortunately for them it wasn’t just a simple case of being put in the van (after the sampan crossing) and being driven straight up to Tai Po, because I had other things that needed to be done and that meant them coming along. First stop was AFCD in Pokfulam, then Acorn Vet Hospital (my second home), on to Ap Lei Chau and finally they were on their way. It’s not ideal but I consoled myself with the thought that dogs survive long haul flights in travel crates and seem to handle it without too much stress.
I was interrupted in my train of thought by news that yet another one of our ex-HKDR dogs has gone missing, but it seems this wasn’t a usual case of a dog being lost while on a walk or a new arrival being nervous. Sasha was adopted some time ago, along with another dog Merry, and from what I can gather she was lost in the area of Fei Ngo Shan during the Easter weekend. The snakes are coming out of hibernation now (I have seen many, including a massive python) and there would be no reason other than a horrible one that I can think of for her not having gone back home by now. The “A” Team will soon be out there looking I’m sure, and all we can do now is hope that Sasha is still around the area.
I had previously been told from various sources that Sasha was a regular wanderer who returned home every evening, but I have been asked by the adopter to correct that information, although Sasha does have a big area that she is free to access. I’m still not altogether how she got lost, but I’m more than happy to change the information now that I have been able to talk to someone. Still, the fact that Sasha is missing isn’t in dispute and while dogs do return on their own after days away, please do keep and eye open for her in the Fei Ngo Shan area.