Today was the regular first Sunday of the month open day, and as ever, a devoted team of volunteers was there to show people around, introduce prospective adopters to both dogs and cats, and of course take some lucky dogs out for a walk.. Several of them were washed too, although with the massive hail storm that finished the afternoon, I would not be surprised in many of the volunteers did not get a good soaking too!
Of course an open day is always a good time to do some sorting out and tidying up, and today’s great leap forward was the installation of a new display unit for the leads and collars. This arrived thanks to Ve Ro, whose pharmacist no longer required it. So, as Ve Ro put it, “I picked it up from the bin”. Well, as people say, ones man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure. The amount of time volunteers and staff spend trying to untangle leads and collars, this stand will pay for itself in no time. Especially as it was free! 😀
Other than that we had a visit from Julia, the recently adopted staffie cross, whose fur now feels soft as a teddy bear’s and who cannot stop smiling. And neither can her owners!
Both dogs and cats had a photo shoot, thanks to Tiffany. And as usual some generous people came by with gifts in the form of treats or collars for their favourite refuge “inmates”.
The reservation was finalised for one lucky dog who will be leaving tomorrow, and other introductions were made, which I am pretty sure will result in an adoption. More excitingly, final arrangements were made for a stupendous adoption that is due to take place later this week. I want to tell you more, but I want to make you wait too. I have a sadistic streak, I know. However I promise that you will not be disappointed!
Thanks to everyone who came along today. Rain or shine (and we had both, not to mention hailstones the size of marbles), the volunteers (and some employees) are there!
The new display stand, thanks to Ve Ro. No more playing with knots!