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 14-Aug-16   Wat Wang Pong :   1234
How could dogs from a temple like Wat Wang Pong possibly end up in the United States. And yet it happened. Thanks to Emily Bernie from LIFE, Kristen Nicolazzo Lazuka and all their wonderful contacts, friends and helpers, sofar Tiang, Lilly, Vic, Amy and Boo have all been adopted in the USA and Leo and Creamy are waiting to be flown to the States next month. My special and beloved Monky-girl was selected by Emily to fly to California but on the day before she was due to go to the airport it was decided that she was just not up to it. She was too traumatized and I have now decided to keep her for the rest of her life as my very own and very much loved dog. She is safe with Soot Liang Woo in Bangkok until I come back. She will be happy at my home again.
Photo-1 Vic who went with his sisters Boo & Amy. Photo-2 Monky-girl coming back home to me.

 14-Aug-16   Great volunteers, contributions and puppy adoptions.
We have had quite a few of each. Puppies adopted locally, which is fantastic, considering how many have been dumped over the past couple of months. We lost several because of the ignorance of those who dump them, altogether in the same pen, some of them inevitably bringing in disease and it is hard to keep them healthy. But we have managed to save and cure most of them thanks to the dedication of Fran and two delightful new volunteers Sarah and Jamie. They are priceless.
Again I thank Christine, her amazing daughter Ciara and their friends for kind contributions, my friend and volunteer Neil, Mr. Kronk who is friends with Fran and others for further kind contributions and especially Nadine, who made the amazing offer of fostering poor Twinkle Nuan, who is paralysed, while I am away. That is truly good!
Local puppy adoptions are almost a miracle but we have had several. I barely had time to get to know them, but I can only wish them the best of luck in their new homes and wish them well. Anything better than growing up in the temple. We have too many who are left there, like little Chloe and Rebecca, who have just been neutered. They are not happy in the temple and I hate to see these two puppies scared unlike Alphie, who is doing well and has joined a pack in the market area.
Photo-1 Chloe. Photo-2 Rebecca

 11-Aug-16   Wat Wang Pong :   And more recent Goodbyes at Wat Wang Pong.
I cannot forget some beautiful dogs we looked after for so long and who have now passed away. We still have over one hundred dogs left to look after, so one would never notice that some are no longer there, unless you knew them. And I did.
Beautiful Mehmai. I still see her sitting on her little verandah where she had her puppies. She then came down, always afraid to be touched, but she found her place amongst a group of friendly dogs. We could stroke her in the end and I think she was content. She died of blood parasites. I miss her so much. Goodbye Mehmai.
And then we had Brownears. She raised her four boys, John, Paul, George and Ringo. But first they were abandoned by their own monk and then they were kicked out of the monks enclosure. Only Paul stayed with his Mum. They were careful and avoided other dogs. Now Brownears is gone and Paul is all alone. She also died of blood parasites, like so many. I loved her but could not save her. Paul has since made friends with Keri and Teak who were also kicked out by the monks and for that I am so grateful. I am sure Brownears is watching them from doggie heaven. Goodbye Brownears.
Beautiful Inky died on the road, hit by a car. Poor Fran found her and took her to the vet. She had brain damage and died the next day, thankfully, because she could not have lived in the temple in that condition. She leaves behind Patches, who was her constant companion and her sister who lives on the market-side. And I always have her other sisters, Dinky and Tiny to remind me of her. Tiny looks so much like her. I adopted them both after they fell ill. Goodbye Inky. Rest in peace. I think your life in the temple was a good life. I am sorry it was cut short by a careless driver. You will be remembered by us.
We lost some of the newly dumped puppies as well. I never even had time to get to know them. And there are those who just disappeared. They just move on to find their own better place, I hope. And so it goes on. We can only try to make the rest happy and healthy.
Photo-1 Brownears. Photo-2 Mehmai.

 11-Aug-16   Wat Na Huay :   The latest news beginning of August 2016 - Wat Na Huay
Saying goodbye can be difficult. We said a few goodbyes in the past few months. Bully finally drew his last breath at Wat Na Huay. A sadness mixed with a feeling of peace. He lived in the temple for so long. He will always be remembered and we are just grateful that he could call this temple his home and was cared for so well by all who knew him. Goodbye Bully.
A different goodbye to Big Mama. Such a lively beautiful healthy dog. She raised her pups so well. Several were adopted, but Mama stayed on as the dog of the Headmonk. Then one day she just vanished. I only want to think of the best. Somebody wanted her! There is no proof of anything bad, so why could she not just have been adopted. Goodbye Big Mama.
Nuan lived outside the temple wall, on the road. She was fed by all and visited everywhere. People cared for her. But, inevitably, one day she was hit by a car and the result was paralysis. Tragic for such a beautiful happy dog. She is now being fostered and next month she will go for further check-ups and will hopefully be fitted with a wheelchair. Then we have to find her a safe place to live. One step at a time.
Neil still helps with the dogs at Wat Na Huay. We treated them against fleas and ticks with Ivermectin, like every month. The dogs, many of them old, are fine and happy. And Siri is back! Our faithful volunteer. So I feel as worry-free as I can while away again for three weeks.
Photo-1 Big Mama. Photo-2 Nuan, alias Twinkle, in her super-car