Well, the dog who was reserved on Sunday left today. The lucky boy was Diabolo, and we are over the moon for him. He, as you may remember, was found along with his brother Panach at the Club Canin at Trebes. Panach was adopted last weekend, and everyone was wondering how Diabolo would get on without his brother. He proved to be very sociable, sharing his box with firstly with DJ (adopted) and then Sam (still waiting) and is just such a lovely, gentle character. However he risked being passed over, as he looks like many other dogs at the SPA (shepherd cross, black and tan), and we wanted this young dog to leave before he did much more time behind bars.
Diabolo is still a bit timid, for instance he lies down when a car passes, and there is still some work to be done, but with love and patience, both of which he will receive plenty of in his new home, this is going to be a true gem of a dog. Many thanks to his adopters, but also to volunteers Virginia and Nathan who spent so much time walking Diabolo and Panach, and to everyone else who spent time with these two lovely dogs.
In other SPA news, a bit about yesterday’s arrivals. Firstly old lady Nala. She was found three weeks ago, but the people who found her did not bother telling the SPA. This means that her owners may well have had three weeks of sleepless nights. How many more times do people have to be told; if you find a dog, let the SPA know. And yes, that applies even if you want to keep the dog for yourself. How would you feel if someone stole your dog?
As Moira told us yesterday, the nine (yes, 9) pups are all being fostered, so many many thanks to the volunteers who are fulfilling this crucial role. Just as well Joelle didn’t keep Jazzy, isn’t it? She has 2 new house guests. Thanks also to Melanie (2), Audrey (2) and Marie- Pierre and family (3). As to the person who brought them in saying merely “Oops”, you really need to get your dogs sterilised. The SPA is not just a dustbin where you can offload your mistakes. It is not fair on the other dogs who are waiting patiently for homes and whose departure is almost inevitably pushed back by the arrival of cute new pups. We have dogs who have been waiting for over three years. Stop bringing more dogs into this world which is already overpopulated.
Tonight we are happy for Diabolo, or rather “Bob” as he is now called, but sad for all the other unwanted dogs both at the SPA and elsewhere.
Jaïa, one of yesterday’s many pups.