This blog will be far more pedestrian after all the excitement of yesterday, but I will try to bring you up to date with the latest comings and goings.
Yesterday the owner of the little dog Galapagos, presumed brother of Ibiza, showed up to collect him. She was aware that identification is obligatory and said that she would get it done. Only it doesn’t work that way; no dog can leave us without identification, so one of the employees took Galapagos off to the vet and he left there with his owner. Better later than never.
The two other arrivals of yesterday are still waiting for their (perhaps) former owners, but otherwise should have no trouble finding new homes, as they are both small and youngish. Of the five (yes FIVE) arrivals of today, two have already been reclaimed and a third is identified but we have been unable to contact his owners as yet.
That is 33 dogs in so far this year, and it is only the 17th of January. This does not bode well for the year.
However, there is usually something positive to report. Yesterday saw the adoption of little Oslo (I could not understand why this little cutie had not left sooner), and today we said goodbye to little Sputnik. So that is two more in the warm.
Also yesterday Melanie worked her magic on Dingo, who came in looking like Bob Marley’s spare wig, after being left behind to fend for himself when his owners moved house. This tiny little chap should find a home without too much trouble, especially now we can see which end is which!