Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Missing Kess

From the desk of Kess' mama:

I miss my little beagle. Thankfully, we'll be reunited in a few short days. Kess has gone to the govt vet for her physical examination and all her paperwork is now in order. She is happily staying with my parents, probably being spoilt to bits! Every morning, she will wait at the stairs for my mum to wake up and take her for a walk. No doubt dad will give her a piece of bread for tea (she never gets tea time when she's with me).

J and I have been in HK for close to a week now. Apart from putting our human affairs in order and setting up home, we've been busy exploring where to take Kess for walks. We found a great trail nearby, the Bowen Road trail, a popular walkway with joggers and dogs. When I go for a walk in the morning, I see lots of dogs, some walked by their humans, others by the domestic helpers. The one downside to this lovely trail is that there is a serial killer on the loose - dog serial killer! Since 1989, there has been more than 70 cases of dog poisoning and more than 20 deaths as a result of it. The most recent case took place just before Christmas last year. The killer leaves cooked chicken, laced with powerful insecticides. Who knows what posseses a human to do such a cruel thing? The police have offered a hefty reward for information on the killer but there has been no progress so far.

Anyway, to be on the safe side, we've bought a muzzle for Kess. She'll probably hate it but this beagle is a champion sniffer and super greedy. Back home in Malaysia, I've lost track of the number of times she has picked up food from the ground before we can stop her. So, we just can't risk her being poisoned. All throughout the trail, warning signs have been posted to alert dog owners to be careful. With a bit of precaution, I'm sure Kess will enjoy walking on this trail. For starters, she'll definitely meet a lot more dogs than back in Malaysia. So she'll have an active social life.

Counting the days till she arrives....


Cinnamon and Mint said...

Hi Kess's Mum - I am sure Kess misses you too. I can't wait to hear a report of your reunion.

However, the presence of serial dog killers is so frightening. No, you shouldn't take a risk. Kess will understand.

Molly the Airedale said...

We think the muzzle is a great idea. It will keep Kess safe and that's the most important part! We bet Kess is missing you as much as you are missing her!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Sure you are counting the days!
I hope Kess will be with you very soon!
Aaaand better take precautions on that issue of the poison!
I am sure Kess will get used to the muzzle!
Take care
Kisses and hugs


WE can imagine how much you miss Kess. Though kess won't like the muzzle, safe is better than sorry.

Essex & Dog Dad

Amber-Mae said...

I hope Kess has a very safe journey to Hong Kong. I bet she misses you TONS too!

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