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Dog food collection and Habbie leaves the SPA.

Today was day one of our dog and cat food collection which is taking place at Geant Cite 2 to coincide with the National SPA Open Days (tomorrow and Sunday).

Things got off to a slowish start, but by the end of the day we had seven shopping trolleys piled high with goodies. It was wonderful to see people’s generosity, despite the general lack of funds around. But for me the best bit was chatting to people who had adopted dogs and cats from us and were keen to give us news, and in most cases show us pictures of their beloved pets on their smart phones.

So we had news of Coco (formerly Sangria), although I must admit that her owners keep in close touch via Facebook already, and also of a spaniel/setter cross, Alex, who was adopted 2 years ago. Then the adopter of Prince came to see us; This lab/sharpei cross had been abandoned and spent all his time at the SPA crying. He readjustment to his new life was not easy as he had aggression issues, but his owner persevered and now this lucky boy goes everywhere with his mum, happily sitting by her side in crowded cafes. Take heed all you people who give up if your dog so much as growls at another dog.

Thank you to all the volunteers who came to man (or mostly again “woman”) the stand; thanks to everyone who gave so generously and thanks to Geant Cite 2 for offering to hold the collection. We are lucky enough to be placed opposite Rose and Michel’s bar, which happens to do the best cappuccino in Carcassonne, too!

Anyway, back to the topic of people who give up on dogs without making any effort…..Habbie left again today. She has another chocolate labrador to play with and owners who clearly know and love this breed.

I don’t want to speak too soon, but this time I think it is going to work out for her!

Don’t forget the open day this weekend. I know the weather was appalling today, but it is due to clear up. We don’t want our cakes all going soggy, do we?

Midway through the afternoon at Geant. It got better! 
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