Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra ‘news flashes’!
Wednesday November 2nd 2016
Little Isis stays at Holly Trees for ten nights – her longest stay ever.
When I fetch her she is led out, tail high and waving. When I touch her she wags her tail heartily. When Tracey from Holly Trees fusses her, the tail wags just as heartily. I’m sure that she would be just as happy to follow Tracey as to come with me.
Tracey comments on how amazingly easily Isis adapts to being in the kennels. I feel very lucky that there is somewhere I can leave her and know that she will thrive.
As soon as we leave Holly Trees, we drive to The Space. This is Hairy One’s fourth visit. She is delighted to be in the park and walks eagerly along the path. We’re in luck: the gate is open. The exercise space is empty.
This time her behaviour is completely different from that of our previous three visits.
She trots confidently into the middle of the field, sniffing the air and clicking her teeth. She’s got it sussed. She knows where the fences are, slows down as she approaches them and stops a nose’s length in front of them. She doesn’t run into anything, trip or miss her footing. She doesn’t anchor herself to either of the gates, spends little time at the edges, but explores most of the centre space. Each time I throw the ball on a string for her, she rushes off, nose to the ground, to find it.
Then, after a while, she begins to run.
There’s my girl!
Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dogwatchuk.co.uk