Mostly Dry

It drizzled all morning but it wasn’t raining too hard so we decided to go ahead with our Tamar Park outing. Lucky for all of us that it remained dry until the last half hour or so! The dogs got some grooming and playtime in, and we got some nice photos and videos πŸ˜‰ And even though the weather wasn’t that great we were able to meet some new friends!

Maxwell has a funny and cute appearance. He kind of looks like a chihuahua and a bunny! Hahaha. He’s very well behaved and loved meeting the other dogs. We met some new friends that day and he kept trailing after them and sniffing them, but it seemed like he wasn’t sure how to play with them yet. With a little more time I’m sure he’ll be running around with a new group of friends!

Boodle loves people and had no problem going up to strangers to ask for a pet and cuddle. Look at her happy face when she’s getting her head scratched! Her tail hardly stopped wagging all afternoon and she definitely had a great time soaking in all the attention. Boodle is a very loving dog who just wants to be by your side!

Enya is a very affectionate dog who loves giving kisses. Although she was a bit too busy Β exploring and having fun that day to stop for a kiss, she did have time to ask for a quick cuddle. When someone new came into the park, Enya was the first one to run over to greet them. Enya is great with people and dogs, and would make a lovely addition to any family!

Mountie has beautiful, thick, long fur. Unfortunately living at kennels means it gets dirty and matted very easily! That day he got some much needed grooming done and I’m sure he will be much more comfortable in the summer without all those knots and dirt. He stood very calmly as he got his fur brushed! Mountie is a little shy when you first meet him but once he knows you he’s a fluffy ball of love!

Mountie had a shadow that day, in the form of his friend Hopkins πŸ˜‰ Hopkins followed Mountie around everywhere; the two were never apart! Although Hopkins was a bit nervous to be in new surroundings, having Mountie there made him feel a lot safer and he showed his curious personality. He wasn’t too scared of strangers and kept sniffing the air to see what was around. By the end of the afternoon he was ready for a nap πŸ˜‰

It didn’t start raining until around 20 minutes before we had to leave, and didn’t start pouring until right when we were walking out of the park. So overall it was a successful outing! The dogs got soaking wet but they didn’t seem to mind. Happy smiles all around! πŸ™‚

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Fan Meetup

Our outing two weeks ago turned into a fan meetup for all the dogs! πŸ˜› So many people saw that Rhubarb, Runner, Lilac, Faye, and Hailey were going to be at Tamar Park, and they came out to see them!

With his handsome looks, it’s no surprise that Rhubarb has many fans! I love how he tilts his head and then looks up at you. So cute! Rhubarb used to be a very timid dog but he has improved so much and was ok with meeting strangers and letting them pet him. By the end of the afternoon he even went up to people all by himself to say hello!

It was also a special day for Rhubarb because his Life Saver Club sponsor came by to meet him. If you are interested in becoming a Life Saver Club sponsor, go to Hong Kong Dog Rescue’s website here.

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Runner almost lived up to his name and tried to climb over the fence when we first got to the park! Luckily he quickly calmed down and decided to stay by our side. In fact he didn’t care who he stayed next to, he just always wanted to be leaning against someone! Haha. A woman came into the park and sat down next to him, and Runner just cozied up against her as he surveyed everyone else. Runner and Rhubarb were lucky because two volunteers came to visit them and took them on walks around the park and gave them constant attention! We had two stars on our hands!

Actually we had three stars on our hands as quite a few volunteers from Ap Lei Chau also came to visit little Lilac, who had only recently moved to Tai Po. Lilac is one of the smallest dogs staying at Tai Po (only around the size of a poodle!), and as you can see her fur is very unique! The fur down the middle of her back is very very soft, as is the fur behind her ears. Lilac is very sweet and it won’t take her long to recognize you as a friend!

Of course we can’t forget about Faye and Hailey! These two girls were surrendered to HKDR together and they love to play! They’re also very cuddly and small sized. You can even pick them up for a hug. They are great with humans and other dogs, and will run over to you when you call their name! They had a lot of fun at Tamar Park πŸ™‚

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It was such a fun filled afternoon for the humans too as the weather was perfect! Hope we can have more Saturdays like this! πŸ˜€

Joe’s Makeover

Last week we brought three younger dogs and one older dog to Tamar Park. Etta, Banksy, and Bernie had fun running around the park, while Joe was definitely the “old man” who enjoyed bossing the youngsters around πŸ˜‰

Joe is actually friendly with other dogs, but he really wanted to keep fellow HKDR pups in line haha. Bernie and Etta kept running away from him! XD Joe got an extreme makeover that day and had all the dead fur on his coat brushed away. We had a big bag of fur at the end of the afternoon, and Joe was a bit thinner! πŸ˜› I’m sure it felt very nice to be brushed because he stood very still and even lay down while we brushed him.

Etta is a relatively timid dog at kennels, but she enjoyed Tamar Park a lot, even more than we expected, to be honest! She was great with new people, and even went over by herself to ask them to pet her. She tried to play with other dogs, and had a lovely reunion with Cactus who knew her from when she stayed at the education centre (EC).

 

Banksy was also an EC puppy, and he definitely recognized Etta! He was so happy to see her and kept asking her to play. Etta was more interested in the new surroundings at the park though πŸ˜› Banksy loves the people he recognizes, which is pretty much anyone who he’s met more than once. He will lean against you to ask for attention, and loves to have his head scratched as proven by his happy smile in the photo below! πŸ˜€

Bernie is such a gentle and handsome dog. He loves everyone and is just a sweetheart. He will snuggle right in on your lap for a nap! He’s only 1 year old and will surely make a great family dog. Who will be the lucky one to adopt him?

There’s only a few more weeks of Tamar Park outings before we take a break for the summer! Be sure to drop by and say hi to the dogs! πŸ˜‰