April 18th, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
Like everyone else it seems, the continuing bad weather affected my plans today (which were to go to Tai Po) and instead I took the opportunity to play catch-up on the never ending stream of emails and running errands that I don’t normally have time to do. We’re at that time of year when it can be boiling hot one day and pouring the rain the next, and with the Wine Walk coming up on the 28th I have my eye on the weather forecast hoping that we”ll be in one of the dry periods. According to the long-range predictions it will be the one sunny day amongst a cluster of rainy ones which sounds good to me. Tickets for the event have been selling well and close to the maximum one thousand, but there are some still available if you want to join what will be a really fun afternoon whatever. (It also looks like Sunday will be fine for the Whiskers’n'Paws puppy afternoon, so that’s another good piece of weather news).
Among the many emails I receive every day there are always some asking me to take in puppies that have been found. I don’t know if it’s clear from what I write but there is nowhere else for puppies to go except Lamma, and there is no magical Puppy Land where we can keep all the foundlings. So while I understand that it can difficult to take care of an unexpected guest, it’s also impossible for me to keep accepting every stray that is picked up. It’s not that I don’t care, because obviously I do, but if you can imagine what looking after one puppy is like and you multiply that by, say, twenty (or more), then you have an idea of how it is for me. I can only take in more when I have homed what I have, and then there are the other babies of varying ages already in foster and in the queue for spaces when they become available. The cruel fact is that there just aren’t homes for the thousands of unwanted puppies, and I don’t have the magical wand that I truly wish I did. All I can keep repeating is desex, desex, desex, as the only solution to the problem.
We’re always so happy to have good news about the dogs that have been adopted from us and I know so many volunteers loved this one particular husky, Soya, that I wanted to post this update. Now living in Los Angeles, the change in climate seems to be suiting Soya and her coat has almost completely grown back. She’s still not keen on her broccoli (as the photo shows), but is getting used to the idea of having to eat it! This is such a happy ending for a dog that came to us in such a terrible condition after having been abandoned in Shek O before being picked up by the AFCD dog catchers.