I was meant to publish this post 2.5months ago... O well, better than none...
I struggled big time when I lost LeiLei (a clever girl, mix spitz I think), our first family dog when I was a teenager. We only got Lucky (a playful pug) 12 years after LeiLei has passed. We were all devastated. I cried for the whole afternoon and everytime I thought of her I cried. This went on for a few years.
We got here, and then Gizmo stumbled into our lives. He was our first dog in HK. He left us too soon. And I thought to myself, no more, not anymore. But, everywhere we go, there he was, his smiley face, his silly moves. It was really really hard. So we have decided we should give it another shot. We went for an adoption.
We first tried HKDR, but they are worried about the dog being alone in the house during the day Mon-Friday and that it will become frustrated. They obviously think that having some dogs isolated, kept in a 4' x 5' wired up area the whole day with 2 short walks a day and minimum attention is a good idea. We pity the dogs.
Then we turned to LAP. We have decided to stick to small breeds (not as small as Chiwawa!!) simply because of the size of the apartment. LAP have a black Pom called Hope. A female rescued from a breeder. Hope spent all her life in a cage (except when she was on heat or after she has given birth) as small as she is until she was rescued. Very timid little girl. We decided to adopt her (if she was healthy enough, I don't have a strong enough heart to handle losing another dog anytime soon) and she was supposed to be desexed and checked last Tuesday. But she started to go on heat before the vet got a chance. It will take another 6 - 8 weeks. But, there's another one up for adoption during their adoption drive 26/08 in Happy Valley. And so we went.
It's another Pom. 2 years of age, multicoloured, very active and lovely. She had to be given up (together with another dog, a poodle) because of some changed circumstances. Her name, Tinkerbell. But we both think that it's a bit long, it's like "terminator" (what we were considering when we first got Lucky), so I shortened it to Bell and Adrian thought Bella would be better. And so she's now, Bella. She's the new member of our family.