Sun 8th July: Double happiness for Bea and Sophie
Everyone was late arriving at Whiskers’n'Paws today due to a long tailback of traffic, and it would have been nice if the jam was because so many people were coming to adopt puppies. No such luck, but it was still a momentous and memorable afternoon as finally Bea and Sophie found a home – together. These are two very special dogs (to me) and I hope they will give their adopter a lot of joy. They left without me seeing, which was maybe just as well. Bea had been exceptionally affectionate towards me earlier, unusually because she’s always so busy playing, and we all felt that she knew today would be her last as a ‘waiting’ dog. Sophie sat at the door ready to leave as if she also knew, and volunteer Michelle told me they left without a backward glance.
Younger pups Jamaica and Baloo also found homes (they came together from AFCD), as did baby Lily – no surprise there. It was a very strange feeling leaving Whiskers’n'Paws at the end of the afternoon because I’m so used to having Bea and Sophie pulling me out and sitting on top of the crates in the sampan, and today I was just carrying their collars and leashes.
My new stars are a litter of German shepherd-y pups that came from Cheung Chau via AFCD. I took two of them to Whiskers’n'Paws, Alfred and Troy. They’re stunningly beautiful and have such sweet natures and I have a lot of them! Little Morris is also a real character, one of those puppies that stands out from others. She already thinks she’s a grown up.
Little peke Biko was chosen at Ap Lei Chau just in time to make room for a new surrender, still to be named.