That reminds me of when I was in Liverpool and a volunteer had left her washing in a binbag in the hall of the house,ready to take to the launderette when she finished work. When she was leaving she looked in vain for her washing. Dave C had put it in the van to be taken to the charity shop . He was inclined to do this with anything he did not immediately identify as useful including my beautiful mirror which was an expensive wedding gift and was sold for £5 in the shop and I was only waiting for someone to put it up! Anyhow the poor girl rushed straight to the shop and to her horror the bag had been put with the rags and had been taken away by the rag collectors! I think more than the fact that it was lost forever, I would have been more upset that the shop staff thought the clothes only worthy of being sold for rags!The moral of this story is that if you own anything you value NEVER NEVER leave it around the shelter, you may never see it again.
The pups have had so many offers of homes but the two best ones have backed out now (one was distance and the other failed to ring back with contact details for a homecheck)There are a couple more being homechecked so fingers crossed these will be successful. I would never have thought that it would be so hard to find suitable homes for these three little beauties . A few days ago I spoke to a worker at Pine Ridge Shelter in Suffolk, they home dogs very easily there and she said that the recession has hit them badly, they are having far fewer dogs adopted this past 6 months and are very worried about future homing figures. I know how she feels, I have a horrible feeling it may be happening everywhere which does not bode well for all the thousands of homelesss dogs in the UK.
Ellie the little terrier has been adopted today, I really hope she settles down well, she is quite a lively dog and has had very little training in the past.This is evident when she steals a piece of toast from your hand or jumps up on a knee and knocks over the cup of tea you were just really enjoying.I'm sure with more attention she will do well and the adoptive'parents' know she has these problems so they are aware what they are taking on. Ellie today looks nothing like the scrawny flearidden dog which was first admitted, her coat has improved after being wormed and deflead, such basic care and jobs which take so little time to do but what a difference it makes to an animals general health.
Betty the pregnant cat has given birth today, so far she has had 5 kittens but I think there may be a few more as she is still so big.She may let me take a photo later, she seems very content and proud of her new babies, thank goodness she was brought in and did not have to resort to finding a safe dry place outside to rear her babies.