Harlow peeps! It's been a while since I last blogged about Madame Wong. My bad my bad.... as i hardly ever get the chance (and time) going to the shelter since I have relocated to Singapore. Being in Singapore is extremely tough for me because I am forever homesick (missing my family) and dog-sick! I am missing not only my Super 8. Yeah! I have 32 paws (8 dos x 4 paws!) back in KL and every dog owner, especially the doggie fanatic should be able to feel the difference of Life with & without dogs. Not having one crazy waggy-tail to welcome home is just so.... W-R-O-N-G.
And also, I super-duper miss the rescue world, my passionate-to-nealy-crazy rescuer friends, hectic schedules, adoption drives, shelter, blogging about dogs, snapping zillions pictures of dogs and last but not least, my rescued-and-adopted dogs + their oh-so-loving adopters too. Some of the adopters & rescuers have turn out to be my good friends as we just clicked right away when we started the conversation about DOGGIES. I wonder if the my fellows in rescue world miss me not? If they do, I would be extremely happy because I managed to make some difference (even just a little bit of difference) to the rescued dogs + cats & adopted families. I am a firm believer in adopting a rescued animal would not just make a huge difference in the animal's life, but will also make a huge impact to the shelter, to the strays, to the dog pound, and most importantly, to your family! Having a new pet is equivalent to welcoming a new baby in your life! Just a gentle reminder, since you are making such a big impact to the world if you were to adopt a rescued animal or stray, please consider carefully before you make the decision. Please do not adopt or buy (even worse) a puppy / dog/ cat/ kitten / rabbit / hamster etc on the impulse because we have encountered so many adopted-then-returned pets because of various reason. Welcoming a newborn, just got married, moving from a landed property to a non-landed property, relocation, allergy reaction, cannot handle / take good care of the pets anymore, family's objection etc... the list is non-exhaustive and I can go on for another 10,000 words.
Enough of my never-ending rants about my Dog-Sick Syndrome, let's share some pictures of our Madame Wong (Madam Tough Cookie) shall we? *Thanks to Mrs Lai for emailing the picture of Madame Wong to me and keep me updated about her life in shelter*
Madam wong is always excited to come out of her cage and goes around the area, Mrs Lai and the helpers always take her out for a walk. During the good days, she is able to walk a few steps all on her own and she is really thrilled and moved around to explore the area and make friends with the dogs. FYI, Madame Wong is a Distemper survivor and the volunteers keep her at the quarantine unit to monitor her health. So no worries, the helpers especially our awesome Aunty Kiew treats her like a queen.
Madame Wong couldn't walk properly since the reconstructive surgery for her private part & distemper last year. She would still welcome you with her brightest smile & loudest 'woof woof' whenever you pass by her area, trying her best to lure you into bringing her out.
Trying to walk a few steps...
*sniff sniff* Still super active & curious despite being more than 10 year old!
Again, I am gonna tell everyone, SHELTER is never the best place / safe haven for a rescued dog, especially an senior citizen like Madame Wong. Madame Wong needs an old folk home that she could spend her retirement days happily. And of course, she has a lot of love & joy to be shared with you & your family. I do understand keeping a senior dog is of high maintenance and costly medical bills, but take my words for it, adopting a senior dog could bring as much happiness to your family as getting a puppy. And surprisingly, a lot of adopters who adopted senior dogs have no complaint with housebreaking / training the old ones. Please read here on us teaching Madame Wong a new trick! So, start spreading you love & words on the social networking sites by helping Madame Wong looking for a old folks home. Oh, did I mention that by reading news on rescuer world & spreading love on the FB help me tremendously in reducing my Dog-Sick Syndrome >_< So let's get started now~
p/s: I would like to share a funny story here too.
Mrs Lai sent us email about RIP to Old Ah Wong the other day when I was back to Malaysia. Before I managed to load the pictures of Ah Wong, I jumped into the conclusion that this Ah Wong is Madame Wong and I started sobbing before the pictures finished loading. Thanks to Mrs Lai for sending super huge picture files and P1 WiMax awesome connection speed, it took me ten minutes to load the 1st picture while sobbing away. I was sighed in relief when the Ah Wong turned out to be a male dog and my Madam Wong is still alive! Okay, I'm sorry that I do feel bad that old Ah Wong has passed away, but on the bright side I am super duper glad that Madam Wong is still in the shelter >_<