Today’s news follows on quite nicely from yesterday’s blog about naming dogs. And there you were thinking it was all completely random!
I am happy to report that today two of our adolescents were adopted. These are dogs that are particularly difficult to home, as they are in that inbetween age; too old to still be cute puppies, but without the maturity and calmness of many of our adult dogs.
The first dog to leave was Handsome. This wasn’t his name when he arrived at the refuge; he used to be called Tyson. We know this, because he belonged to the SPA neighbours. Strangely enough their son is also called Tyson, so I guess they really liked the name. In any case, we had at least two or maybe three Tysons at the refuge at the time, and as this boy was born in an H year, we called him Handsome. Who says irony is dead?
Today a couple who already had visited the refuge and had been hesitating between him and a pedigree Staffordshire made up their minds. Handsome requires none of the permits that owning a so-called dangerous dog demands. Shame for Connor, but great news for Handsome, of course, who has been waiting with us since the end of January.
The second dog to leave was lovely Snow. He arrived at the beginning of July and was chipped and already called Snow, although he was clearly not born in an “S” year. That would make him ancient, and he is just a youngster, born in October 2012. His adoption depended on how well he got on with the couple’s flatcoat, and it was love at first sight.
We did have an arrival, who has been called Trompette. We have no idea why, she just seemed to respond to this when Carole tried it out on her. She is only 10 weeks old and already weighs 9kg, so she is going to be enormous! The vet thinks she is a Pyrenean Mountain cross, so expect 50kg of dog in due course!
Trompette arrives. Big dog in waiting!