Thurs 26th July: Planning my day
Having lost a couple of days because of the typhoon, I had a lot of things to cram into today. Like taking a whole load of puppies for their due vaccinations before Sunday (and please weatherman, make the rain stop for that afternoon), getting other dogs to Acorn from Ap Lei Chau, meeting someone to do an interview for a magazine and going to the warehouse to pick up more bedding and dog chews for my very bored and fed up Lamma lot. I would rather they squabbled over rawhide than destroy more of my own stuff (not that there’s much left that hasn’t already been half eaten).
I had it all planned to allow me to get everything done but hadn’t accounted for others such as Hing, the ever-cheerful van driver and a law unto himself, and without going into boring details the warehouse idea didn’t happen. Still, the puppies got their vaccinations as well as the two Ap Lei Chau dogs, and I was able to pick Hilton up after his surgery. Tony (the vet) told me he was very flat and refused to eat even the most delicious of food, but I knew this was probably just that he was so upset and anxious about being away from home. Sure enough, when I got him out of the recovery room his tail was wagging and he was nuzzling my hand to let me know how happy he was to see me. The best news of all was that the initial tests had shown that there was no cancer and it was almost certainly just a bad infection of sorts.
I had to get everything done today because tomorrow, Friday, I’m off to Macau, my first trip out of Hong Kong for six years (and even that was to go to my mother’s funeral). Time flies, and although I’ve had offers of holidays and have certainly been keen and willing to go, it’s impossible to just disappear and leave all the dogs in the care of someone else. Anyway, an afternoon “abroad” is on the cards and there’s no getting out of it now! The reason for this trip will be made clear in tomorrow’s blog.
(And as if to prove my point there’s a lot of vomiting and diarrhoea going on around me, so it looks like there’s a tummy bug in the house. Great!)