We suspected that not every week could be like last week, and this is proving to be the case. Not that hordes of dogs are arriving, but in contrast to last week, adoptions are non-existent so far.
There was one arrival today, a fabulous looking boxer found in Limoux. I am sure he will catch someone’s eye soon, if his owner is not looking for him. Of course he is not identified, so we cannot contact his owner. Why someone would risk losing such a wonderful dog is beyond me.
It was a beautiful sunny day, and although the volunteers were thin on the ground, we managed to take out quite a few dogs. Just walking a dog in the sunshine can be really enjoyable, and all the more so when you walk a dog for the first time, and realise that he is a hidden gem. Such was the case with little Ewok today. Seeing this boy leaping around in his kennel, you would never imagine what a beautifully calm and well-behaved boy he is out of his box. He was a sheer delight, and what a lovey surprise it was for both Moira and me to spend some time getting to know him.
I hasten to add that other volunteers have walked him, he has not been locked up all this time. But with 100 dogs to walk, it is understandable that we have not met him properly before. He jumped into the back of Moira’s car, all ready to leave, but no, it was back to his kennel, sadly.
Apart from the reservation of the recently arrived Yorkshire terrier (which was a given), there was little in the way of good news, so again we are kept going thanks to the kindness of the many people who show their support however they can. Today it was the arrival of these lovely dog coats from supporter Gaynor. The weather is due to get cold again so three little dogs will be a lot warmer.
For those of you who were kind enough to ask about the poor dog with distemper, his owners were found (the dog was identified) and they are in direct contact with the vet regarding the dog’s treatment.
Okay, tomorrow is Wednesday, something good just has to happen, surely!
Ewok tries to go home with Moira
Thanks to supporter Gaynor