When I got to the Dog's Home this morning, Shandy was being test driven by a couple, so let's hope they like her enough to take her home. And Tibby was still there, plodding along on her tiny short legs. At 12 years old, I hope someone takes her home. She gets a bit puffed going up hills. And Deena was still there, affectionate as ever and very happy to go for a walk. But the good news is that Montali, long term resident of the Home, who was transferred to Hobart, is being fostered out with a view to adoption. Let's hope they have good high fences because Montali is a jumper. But after the years she's been at the home, I hope she gets adopted and it works out for her. I haven't blogged about Willy, the foxhound before, but he's found a new home. Willy would have to be the strongest dog ever. He knocked me onto my backside once, which was quite funny. Wolfie was a wolfhound cross who seemed to get more erratic every time I walked him, but after being transferred to Hobart, he's found a new home. Being locked up for a good part of the day wasn't doing him much good at all.
Esmerelda lived with us for a couple of months, then one night she ripped through a window screen, and disappeared into the night, never to be seen again.
My cousin found Puss as a kitten, stuck in the wall cavity of her shed at Gunns Plains. She convinced me to keep her. She wasn't an affectionate cat when she came here, but became more so as time went on.
"Thousands - millions and billions - of animals are killed for food. That is very sad. We human beings can live without meat, especially in our modern world. We have a great variety of vegetables and other supplementary food, so we have the capacity and responsibility to save billions of lives." - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
"In a perfect world every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog." Author Unknown