Some of you may remember the puppy Loubar, who was adopted a week or so ago by Sophie, a friend of one of our volunteers. Well so in love has she fallen with Loubar, that she decided to come and adopt his brother, Sumo. Only problem was that Sumo was adopted on Saturday. His departure left one poor little pup, Schweppes, alone in his cage, as his other pal, Clyde, had also left.
So what was Sophie’s solution? To adopt Schweppes, of course! Yesterday this puppy, who had been overlooked for so long (his sister, Sangria had been adopted over a month ago) took the train up to Versaille with his new mum, and now he is playing happily with Loubar!
I am over the moon for him. He was suffering a bit from long-eared syndrome, but why be put off a dog who has never hunted in his life? A puppy (in fact a dog of any age) can be educated, and whereas some instincts are innate, dogs should not be written off and categorised just due to the length of their ears!
The SPA still has puppies, don’t worry. It is just that until they have had their two vaccinations, we keep the litters separate to minimise risk of disease. We have pups in both the infirmary and the cat house, as well as two in foster, one of whom arrived today (see below)
We have received some lovely photos of Polly, who made it to her final destination on Saturday morning and is proving to be a delight. She has decided that she wants company all the time, so moves her blanket from her basket to wherever her mistress is sitting at the time. After a year in the SPA, Polly has decided to never be alone again! Wouldn’t you love this kind of devotion from a dog? Well, that is what rescue dogs are like! So grateful and full of love.
At the refuge today, three dogs were brought in, and none at were adopted. With Thursday being a bank holiday, I suppose this should be no surprise. One of them, a puppy found on the motorway, was lucky enough to go home with a foster family. The other two have joined an ever-more crowded SPA.