14. Trash puppies
How could anybody throw these adorable puppies in the bin in a carrier bag. Martina was throwing some rubbish away when she saw a carrier bag moving... expecting to find more kittens was very suprised to see 5 puppies in the bag. Unfortunately one was dead. They were rushed to the vets where she was told not to expect too much as they were far too young to survive. Martina had to entrust them in the hands of a young lady who works in the local kennels, thinking she had the experience... but one more died. I then arrived for my 2 week working holiday and the first thing we did was go and visit the pups... as we expected, she had kept them in freezing conditions and we found one (Lola) under a wardrobe on a marble floor, freezing cold and close to death. We rushed them all the the vets who tried desperately to revive and warm her, but she unfortunately lost her little life. Which left me, never having the experience of hand rearing puppies, with the job of 3 hourly feeds. Very soon a bond and connection was made. I fell for these darlings and they of me. I did not care of the sleepless nights and the mess they had me clear up. I was dreading leaving them, I was there mummy! Then the VOLCANIC DUST prevented my flight back to the U.K....oh dear, so I had to stay another week! This worked out to be a very positive thing, as not only did I have time to wean the puppies, but I managed to neuter many more cats and save the lives of a few others.
The vet trying to save Lola