Today was our regular first Sunday of the month open day at the SPA, and the temperatures were a lot cooler following last night’s very welcome rains. Yes, it has been a bit uncomfortable recently, with lots of hot sweaty beasts wandering round with their tongues hanging out; and I am not talking about the dogs!
Thanks very much to all of you who have donated swimming and paddling pools, the dogs LOVE them and they make a huge difference to their quality of life.
So, what did today bring? Well, apart from a lot of lovely walks, today meant a new home for Amy. This gentle and elegant dog was brought in towards the end of June following the death of her owner. Amy had been loved and well looked after her whole life, and her owner would never have intended for her to arrive at the SPA. No, he was not one of those people who dump their dogs at the gates with a pathetic excuse. However Amy is a fairly big dog, and was 9 years old when she arrived. Would she find love again?
She was made the DRC urgent appeal, and caught the eye of Marie and Andrew who live several hours from Carcassonne, but who were prepared to travel for the right dog. And after many exchanges by phone and email, they decided that yes, Amy was the one. Today they made the journey to meet their new girl, and Amy’s new life began.
The other prospective adoption did not take place due to the age-old problem…cats! The dog in question is fine with cats, but the family’s resident moggy was not at all impressed. So in the interests of peace and quiet, Max will stay at the SPA for the time being.
On the subject of cats, August 8th is International Cat Day, and if you would like to read more about that, why not visit the SPA Carcassonne Chats page on Facebook?