Saturday 25th July: Breeder dogs arrive

It’s a busy Saturday for everyone today.  Amanda has to go to the SPCA in the morning to have the tick fever injection, and her siblings (Piers, Simon and Joey) also get sent to have their blood tested.  Luckily they’re all fine.

 

Cute little Ginger, a pom mixed with what?

Cute little Ginger, a pom mixed with what?

I also take new puppy, Ginger, and floppy mop, Mops, to have their microchips and rabies shots, and to meet potential adopters.  They don’t get chosen, but at least one of Lorna’s nine puppies finds a home, while a second one goes off for fostering.  Ginger was in with a chance but he’s hand shy, meaning that he’s afraid of hands as they reach out to stroke him.  He’s fine about being picked up, but he’s quite clearly been smacked and is wary of being touched around his head.  It’s such a shame that a lovely little puppy has already been damaged by his treatment, but he’s still young and is so affectionate and easy with me that I’m confident he’ll fine.

 

Everyone is anxiously waiting for the breeder dogs to arrive but it’s not until late afternoon that they finally turn up.  And what a sorry bunch they are. There are 3 corgis, 2 poms, a schnauzer, a terrier of sorts, a fox terrier and a golden retriever.  If anyone has any doubts about the need for controls and regulations for breeders, you should take a look at these dogs.  Their condition is shocking, and while I’m happy that they have escaped from their terrible lives, there are many more which are still being used as puppy factories to satisfy the market.

 Our fantastic team of volunteers get busy helping the dogs out of their cages, trimming over-long nails, and settling them in.  Two lucky corgis are immediately adopted, but the others have terrible skin, especially one of the poms who is almost bald.  This is typical of breeder dogs.  Never mind the fact that the dog has no hair as long as it can have puppies.   Now we have to try to get as many of the dogs into foster homes to give them the best chance of a speedy recovery.  For all the photos click here:  Vivian’s photo album

Dogs on the rocks

Dogs on the rocks

 I compare the lives of these poor dogs with those of the dogs on Lamma.  There may be a lot of them, but they enjoy space and great walks.  Thanks to Mark for generously donating a camera, I can finally take photos and today’s my first attempt at getting action shots of the dogs on our weekend rock climbing adventures. 

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A queue for the pool

A queue for the pool

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4 Responses to “Saturday 25th July: Breeder dogs arrive”

  1. DL Says:

    oh! the pictures of the dogs at lamma are great. they look truly happy – and it looks like doggie heaven.

  2. PE Says:

    We think the pics are pretty cool too.

    BTW, has anyone tried counting the number of furkids in each pics.
    The first one is easy… it’s the 2nd and 3rd that are quite abit tricky… counted 15 and 11, respectively.

  3. Yanki Says:

    woww~~great~~you start shooting too~~~~we’ll see loads of great pics from lamma, yeah~~~!!!!

  4. Vivian Chan Says:

    Foster took most of the pictures on my Picasa album. It is great to see more Lamma dog pictures. Would Ginger happen to be a pom and sheltie cross? Hope he’ll get well soon.

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