Thur 24th Dec: The miracle of Christmas

I’m not talking about the the birth of Jesus when I say a miracle occurred, rather the fact that for some reason the dogs were quiet during the night.  I was reminded of the poem: “‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”.  Murphy had to spoil it by needing to have a pee in the very early hours (and woke me by whimpering softly to let me know), but other than that there was none of the usual barking.  A miracle indeed!

There was a Christmas gift for the pug girl who was released from AFCD today along with a very pretty cocker spaniel boy.  Cheese, as the pug has already been christened, had a home waiting for her and she’ll be skipping off as soon as all her health stuff is done.  I use the term skipping as she’s very thin with long legs, and also very lively. 

Porky, the funniest-looking little dog

With the office filling up again as new small dogs arrive, it was time to make a decision about Porky, a very funny-cute Yorkie/pom cross.  He looks like butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth and he’s fooled a lot of people, but he can be a bad tempered monster when he wants to be.  He loves Alice (adoption) and Kathy (admin), and likes me sometimes, but the chances of homing him, and him staying in the home, are slim.  You’d have to be patient and give him time and space, and with him looking so adorable it would be hard to resist a cuddle. That would be a big mistake.  So it’s Lamma for young Master Porky, where he’ll join the other mini-delinquents.  They have a nice life, and he’ll be happy here I think.

To keep this brief (as I hope you’ll all be too busy opening presents and eating too much to be on the computer today),  it was confirmed today that we have a new site in Tung Chung to move to.  I want to save the details for a day when more of you will be reading the blog, but I do want say say thank you to Swire (Dominic and Celia) for really working hard to try and get everything sorted before Christmas.  There is still a lot to do and goverment permits and all sorts of stuff, and that’s another reason why I want to keep this low key before making the big announcement, but yes, we have a site!

Merry Christmas everyone!


11 Responses to “Thur 24th Dec: The miracle of Christmas”

  1. Patsy Wang Says:

    Congratulations! So happy to hear the good news.

  2. Norma M Says:

    A very Happy Christmas to you and all the volunteers and the dogs of course!
    Wonderful news about the new site. I hope everything goes well from now on.
    We are also thinking of moving since they have started a year long renovation project on our apartment complex, so maybe a move to Tung Chung will be on the cards for me too!
    All the very best for 2010, may it be a year filled with happiness and love and good homes for all our dogs.

  3. Helen Says:

    Happy Christmas! Hope your dogs treat you well today. Xmas here so special with our Billy (adopted in February).

  4. vivian Says:

    Merry Christmas everyone!! happy about the site!

  5. ken Says:

    Wow, HKDR finally has found a site for its new kennel. What a good news for you, Sally and HKDR. Yes, lots of hard work by Sally and HKDR volunteers.

  6. Siew Yen Says:

    WOW wonderful of Swire best Christmas present!!

  7. Winsy Says:

    Glad to hear that you finally got a site. Really a big xmas gift.
    Hoping that the coming on admin work and progress will be smoothed.

  8. Angie Says:

    Merry Christmas one and all,

    So glad to hear SWIRE kept their word and gave you the site as first promised.
    “Always say what you mean and MEAN what you say and you’ll go far in this world ” my old granny would say..your word is your bond.


  9. Veronica Says:

    Merry Christmas Sally!
    Happy news about the site but we’ll open corks once it is all confirmed 😉
    Pepita and myself wish you all the best for a peaceful holiday season.

  10. Yenni Says:

    Congratulations, Sally. So happy to hear about it. I used to live in Tung Chung, and it held a special place for me. The towering green hills of Lantau, and surprises here and there. 🙂 Fingers crossed everything will go well!

  11. eu Says:

    such good news!! Tung Chung sounds convenient. definitely a milestone for HKDR.

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