Sat 11th Sept: A Magic day!

At last Magic has a home

It’s been a long time coming but finally, finally, our lovely boy Magic was adopted.  In fact this is his second time round as he was first chosen at Whiskers’n’Paws as a puppy, but the son of the family developed severe allergies and Magic had to be returned, along with a glowing reference about his wonderful nature and prefect behaviour.  It was all true, but still Magic waited a long time for his big day.  I couldn’t be happier for him.

In contrast Raven, who was also adopted today, only arrived from AFCD on Monday.  She is also a black mongrel, younger than Magic is now, and a lovely, happy girl.

It was the first day of operations at Ap Lei Chau, and I went over with puppy Nicola, one of the shiny black group.  She’s such a sweet and beautiful little girl, confident without being pushy and happy to say hello to everyone.  As soon as I put her on the floor at the Homing Centre, she started to explore, climbing the stairs to check out the “bedrooms”, and checking out all the toys available.

One of the design requirements I specified for the new place was that it had to be pee proof.  By that I meant nothing on the ground, at least nothing that couldn’t easily be wiped clean.  And yes, I was right.  It was a veritable pee-fest in there yesterday, with all the dogs busy marking out their new home and even visitors (I’m talking about you, Martin) staking their claim.  The mop and bucket were well used throughout the day.  Hopefully with every dog having established territorial rights we’ll see less of that behaviour from now on, although I suppose with every new dog coming in from Tai Po it will start the whole thing up again.

Calvin was our first Ap Lei Chau adoption

Calvin the schnauzer was our first Ap Lei Chau adoption, and he is now a Swedish boy who will be making regular trips over to his new homeland every summer.

I love the location of the new Homing Centre.  It’s one of the few remaining traditional Chinese areas, with a lot of shops still selling equipment for the fishing boats that are based in the Aberdeen typhoon shelter.  You can buy everything and anything within a few blocks of our store, in fact the whole area is only a few blocks deep and wide.  It’s so easy to get to from Aberdeen on the sampans that offer a continuous ferry service from both ends of the Aberdeen waterfront, and the fare is only $1.80.

I have been asked a few times whether the puppy homing afternoons will still be running at Whiskers’n’Paws, and the answer is yes, definitely.   I’ll still be there on the terrace from 2pm to 5pm every Sunday with a collections of lovely youngsters looking for homes.


Sadly one of the recent additions isn’t doing too well.  Little Squeaky is off his food and has diarrhoea, so I’m keeping a close eye on him and giving him medicine to try and help.  I found him cuddled up to Sandy this morning, and it was such a sweet picture I had to get my camera.  Of course by the time I’d got up and found it, the other puppies had come rushing over and ruined the scene, but here is what I got anyway.  Squeaky had moved away from Sandy in the stampede, and one of the cheeky pups is looking at me.

Sandy is such a patient mother


2 Responses to “Sat 11th Sept: A Magic day!”

  1. Steve C Says:

    Wow excellent that Magic has found a home.

  2. Fidelia Says:

    I’m so happy for Magic. He is such a sweet dog.

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