Yesterday we spoke briefly about the adoption of Tex, and today as promised, we will tell you more.
In the usual course of events, Tex would have been adopted immediately, as he is one of the smallest dogs we have ever had at the SPA. However despite being relatively young, Tex is almost completely blind. Initially he had to live inside, as in the outside boxes he kept walking into the sides of his kennel and bashing his head against the bars when he came to see people. However he soon got used to the park, where many of you will have seen him playing with the other dogs and puppies, and this is where he would spend his days.
Finding him a home meant finding a special person; one who would be able to cope with his blindness. And much to our (and Tex’s) delight, this is what he now has. Brigitte contacted the SPA at the beginning of May to let us know that she and her family had recently lost both her beloved (ex SPA) dogs, and had a hole in their lives. Then yesterday a message…Brigitte was on her way to adopt Tex! Just like that! And Brigitte knows well the problems that blind dogs can face, as her boy Voyou was blind due to diabetes, so nothing will phase her. She also has a SPA rabbbit, Jumpy, and they are getting along fine together. I am not sure, but I think Jumpy might even weigh more than Tex….
This is such good news and makes us aware again that there are some wonderful people in the world. It would be nice to think that for every person who discards a sick animal, there is someone like Brigitte there to open their heart. This is not quite the case, sadly, but at least for Tex things are looking very much up!
Sunday tomorrow, but an adoption is in the offing!
Lucky little Tex; cuddles every day from now on!