I’m a bit proud of myself since I’ve known for over four weeks that this little guy, now named Albin, would move here today 🙂 He’s an Amstaff born not too far from here but it all started with another dog. I had seen an ad on the net about a smaller dog who needed a new home and his problem was that he was afraid of almost everything and needed a home where it was rather quiet and I thought this most likely is one of the most quite place there is 🙂 So I called and it was then I was told it was a dog adoption organisation who had placed the ad.
They had conveniently forgotten to write that this organisation brought dogs to Sweden from Spain. Now You might wonder why I don’t like this, well it is because the vets in especially Spain and Rumania have stacks of ready written papers about all kind of examinations and shots that they have given these dog but in reality nothing has been done at all. It is so bad that swedish insurance companies now don’t accept any veterinarian papers from veterinarians from abroad, the dogs must go through a thorough examination here before they accept it. This has also led to us getting some nasty diseases to this country that we didn’t have before and luckily enough some of them are only spread by the right mosquito and we don’t have them yet. Climate change however will soon make them move north.
I thought however that since the dog already was here and the damage done I just as well could bring him here. A few days before I was supposed to meet him a family showed interest too and I said that if they wanted him and the adoption organisation thought it was a good match I would step back and so I did when they wanted him. So I started to look at ads again and found the one about Albin. It said in the ad that there was no use in calling but instead I should write an e-mail and describe how I lived and how I would do if I worked, so I did and they liked my mail but they had only one male pup left and I was just hit by the cold.
They saved him so that I would have a chance to meet him and decide´if I wanted to have him and here we are 🙂 Nova and Sune is a bit confused because this little boy showed that he really wanted them to take it easy when they met 🙂 He also likes to growl when playing so they are not sure what to do 🙂 but every time he sounds worried Nova runs to him to make sure everything is ok and Sune looks at him looking a bit grumpy 🙂 Guess if I now have two older dogs who are very spoiled and gets treats as soon as they are close to Albin 🙂 🙂 🙂
We took a small walk but it is just too hot today, 28C (82,4F) and absolutely no wind what so ever so we are all exhausted after just a few meters. Instead we’ll have to go out into the garden every now and again but not for too long since I don’t want Albin getting heat stroke and the other dogs aren’t too happy about the heat either. I had bought a tiny harness for him but it is just too big 🙂 My plan is to have him leashed to the older dogs, they can take turns every second time or so but I will let them walk around as they please for a long time at first, that’s how I did with both Sune and Nova.
It is time for me to make myself some dinner, all the animals have already gotten their. By the way, Bertil seems to like Albin a lot but Teo just looked at him and went outside again 🙂
Have a great day!