Mairetta the vet was her usual helpful and kind self when we visited her in Castiglione Di Lago. There was a moment of concern, however. When she read Dylan's microchip, the number that came up on the reader didn't match his paperwork. Theoretically it could have meant that he wasn't the dog covered by the paperwork, so it's an issue we had to take seriously. We phoned Margaret at KAR to see if she had any information to help, but she didn't. So poor Dylan had to be spreadeagled on the vet's table while we ran two microchip readers over [...]
We spent last night in Castiligone Di Lago as planned, and are now on our way to the vet. It was hot and dry yesterday evening, with temperatures in the high 30s still at 7.30pm when we were out walking with the dogs. Our elder statesman, Paddy, on his walk yesterday
Handsome black-and-white cats Syko and Nero are known fondly as the 'Omani bin boys'. Their owner Carol adopted them in Oman and they've now arrived in Australia, via the UK. They're spending a month in quarantine at Byford Kennels before they can go home with Carol and her husband. That month fulfils part of the Australian import requirements — they also had to spend six months in quarantine in the UK, during which they stayed at Burntwood Kennels and Cattery. Both are very lively characters, Syko in particular, who usually lives up to his name, including at the vet. Fortunately, L the vet managed to [...]
Animalcouriers recently arranged for Chico, a gorgeous young Cockerpoo, to travel from Manchester to the Algarve. His new owner, Lynda, was very excited about receiving him, but managed to be patient until he arrived on Monday. Lynda wrote to say: "He is here at last!! Thank you all for everything." Small boy in a big chair Small boy in another big chair - irresistible!