Something wonderful happened today. I am not referring to the arrival of another fridge (thank you Laura, one of our Facebook followers). This means we can keep medicines cool in both the cat house and the infirmary, which will make life much easier for the employees. Nor am I referring to the wonderful pampering given to one of our scruffiest dogs, Pollux, following a request by his sponsor and an appeal via Twitter and Facebook (thanks to both Nath for the suggestion and Sandra, for the execution.)
I am not even referring to the adoption of little Salsa, whose sister Polka left yesterday. I am referring to the adoption of two dogs, both of whom had been previously adopted from the SPA and both abandoned afterwards.
One of them, Hector, spent 4 months in a family before he became ill, showing signs of epilepsy. The couple didn’t bother to take him to the vet, they just decided that they didn’t want a sick dog, so they tied him up outside. It turned out that Hector had an enlarged prostate, so one castration later and he was back on form. Not epilepsy then! However he had no idea what he was doing back at the refuge, so just lay miserably in his kennel.
Nero was adopted when he was a year old, and he was one of my favourite dogs, as I have a black labrador also called Nero. A year later the family moved house and accidentally forgot to take their dog. Oops. One day we decided to put these two dogs in together, and this completely changed Hector, who simply bloomed. The two dogs became best buddies, and were often seen playing in the parks or in their box.
The couple who adopted both dogs today really came for Hector, whom they had seen on the website. But they knew they wanted a second dog, and decided not to split up the partnership. Both dogs were ready to leave (chipped, and castrated even), so off they went! I shed a tear or two, I have to admit.
Two dogs were brought in, one of whom will probably be reclaimed by his owner. The other one will be snapped up in a trice. And I promised to show you photos of Black Jack, the puppy who arrived yesterday. We now know that he is 3 months old, so if you are looking for a baby Nero, you are in luck!
Pollux gets a “do”
So do Hector and Nero; together!
And here is Blackjack, yesterday’s arrival, who sadly will probably stay a lot longer than Gadget