It's been the strangest couple of days, resulting in me not being able to reply to emails and questionnaires as quickly as I normally do. In fact I make a point of answering almost immediately, otherwise the messages get lost in the subsequent torrent of emails that come in constantly.
I had a dental appointment (for myself, not a dog) on Wednesday, so that took up most of my afternoon, and then a follow-up visit to the dentist today. However two other things happened which turned everything upside down, the first of which was that the water supply in my village (and I think other parts of Lamma) was suddenly turned off without any notice on Wednesday, and was still off by Thursday evening. I keep some barrels filled with emergency water, not really suitable for drinking but it did at least mean I could wash in a bucket and that the dogs didn't run out. Things were getting pretty desperate though after a day and a half without a water supply, and no warning meant no preparation.
The second thing that happened was that the weather suddenly turned, and although I had booked a sampan for after my dentist appointment, all sampans stopped operating in the afternoon. That meant I just said hello to the dentist, followed by I'm sorry I have to go NOW, and ran to meet up with neighbours who had managed to find a speedboat to make the crossing. At least I made it home, which was a huge relief, and by then the Water Department had sent some poor guys carrying boxes of bottled water across Lamma to distribute to the village. A couple of hours later the water came back on.
While I was busy myself on personal matters, new small dogs kept arriving at Kennedy Town, with more in the line waiting to come. I'll include the photos I was sent in the hope we can have homes waiting, but we still have many that are already with us and available for adoption. I can't give details such as age, but usually we can get an idea from the photos. The two dogs that came in today were a poodle, a young male, and a senior small mixed breed, now Biffin and Boogie.
|Incoming terrier mix
|Incoming French bulldog
The adoption total for February was thirty six, as shown below. :
Tai Po Homing Centre: