I don’t know about where you are, but today in Carcassonne it has been absolutely baking hot. Wonderful as this is for tourists and those lucky enough to be living a life of leisure, my thoughts always turn towards the dogs at the refuge. For reasons of hygiene, the kennels are made of concrete, and you can just imagine how hot these are in this kind of heat.
The staff hose down the kennels as often as possible. Some dogs lie under the spray, others wait in the dry, but emerge once their outside area is a bit fresher.
The dogs who suffer the most are undoubtedly the oldies, so I was delighted to hear the news that Tammy was adopted today. Tammy is 13 years old, brought in at the end of May, with a severe heart murmur. The vet told us that her condition meant that sterilisation was not possible, so we had to find a family with no male dogs and no risk of unwanted male visitors. Our good friends at Doglinks (who have a very soft spot for the oldies) will be delighted at the news that today Tammy was homed so she will be out of the baking heat of the SPA!
More good news came in the form of the first photos of Boza (now Enzo) in his new home. And only one dog arrived today, so fingers crossed it will be a good week! Oh, and we had a visit from Minnie, who was homed a couple of weeks ago.