Well, as you will have gathered from yesterday’s blog, we at the SPA were in much need of good news and today we have some. Not enough to balance the scales, which are still very much down on the side of sadness. But another three dogs are in the warm tonight, and one is another example of a genuine save.
On 5th of November much of my blog was dedicated to a dog called Vico, aka Baby Eddy. Some of you may recall that this dog arrived at the refuge only to develop an extremely violent gastro. This resulted in his nearly dying. I was not the only one to have sleepless nights about his condition and I was one of many people who cradled this dog in their arms while he was under transfusion at the refuge.
Sometimes a dog needs to be given the will to live; they feel so bad that they almost wish themselves to die. It was our job to convince this dog by our touch and gentle words that things would get better and that it was worth surviving. Eddy did pull through, but then all we could offer him was a kennel in the cold. He was probably wondering why we had bothered keeping him alive!
Anyway, before you could even say “urgent appeal of the week”, Eddy has been adopted! Better still it was by the woman who had brought him in to us. She had found him outside a government building and had planned on adopting him when she moved house had he not already been chosen. She was unaware of his near-death experience (his illness was still in the incubation phase when he arrived at the SPA), and as soon as she heard (thanks to volunteer Benedicte), she came to collect him.
I didn’t go to say goodbye, as I would have cried. For joy this time.
In addition one of our recent arrivals found his owner, and one of our pups, Satis, was adopted. On the negative side, 5 more puppies arrived from two different litters. It is one step forward and two steps back, right now, but we keep going. No idea how, so thanks to all of you who sent messages and photos today to motivate what is a very down-hearted group of people.
Tonight I wanted to publicise again the upcoming silent auction which is taking place on 6th December at Puivert and thank Anglo-Info for featuring out advert on their main page.
Satis is adopted
And Angus finds his owner