October 18, 2018

Fabienne's Diary - Mozart all alone on the street, and barely one month old ...

The little thing could barely walk ... Weighing roughly 1 kg and barely one month old. Yet he was already tough and sure of himself ... Luckily he let himself be picked up and he was brought to us. It turned out that this sweetheart was very sick, ... Which immediately revealed why the poor thing was dumped. He had distemper and was taken into our clinic. He received the necessary care and treatments, and is recovering miraculously well! This little character it is a tough, small, bright, courageous little four-legged friend! So thankful to be saved !!

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Bobette was a regular patient in the clinic for a long time. This week she was finally allowed to go home! But first she was completely checked by the vet.


Our little Pinscher Cuko has been suffering from his knee for a while. This week he was taken to the specialist for an X-ray. However, the X-ray showed up another problem. There were 2 small stones in his urethra. These can cause major problems, and so Cuko had to be operated as quickly as possible. After a 2-hour operation, both stones were successfully removed!

Snapshots of the Refugio

Messi on student Lotte's lap ..... totally Zen!!!

 Crocky helps with washing the dishes😉

  Our Hulk - totally happy with the attention!

Masjoefel thinks that Lotte is a sofa and she herself is a lap dog !!

  How do you do that? Asks Snow?


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Fabienne's Diary: Biffy - from owner to owner then the death station, and for no reason.

Biffy was another dog who had belonged to the Protectora that was closed, and so he ended up at the killing station. When he was checked, it turned out that Biffy had a chip, so it was scanned to find out who owned him, that turned out to be an English family, who had already returned to England two years earlier.

When we informed them of their dog's situation, they were shocked. They had given Biffy to the neighbours when they left, because they thought he would have a happy life there ... But at around that time Biffy was thrown over the wall at that Protectora, by someone who drove away with shrieking tires. When contact was sought with their old neighbors, they let them know that they wanted nothing to do with the dog and that he would have to go to his English owners. But these did not want to undertake the costs involved to reunite them with their dear four-legged friend.

Biffy, always the victim of an irresponsible owner. He himself is a born optimist and his tail is working overtime every day. He's a grateful and good dog that deserves better than to be treated that way. He is a social and child-friendly cheerful sweetheart, a cozy gabber, with lots of cuddly toys for you, every day!

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In memoriam Laika.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

At her favorite spot in front of the sofa.

8 years ago we picked you up from Belgium from Patrick and Nancy.

You had flown to Belgium as a puppy and you lived there for 4 years in a family that we could tell was good to you, you were not a fearful dog but just cozy and friendly and you understood us so well, half a word was enough. You had to leave because of family circumstances, I think your boss had tears in her eyes.

We were crazy about you, you were such a happy dog. You fit in with our Bono (ACE Blondie) and also you had no problem.with the dogs that came to us later  A few years ago you started to become skinny and after research at the vet and later the internist we found out that you had hepatitis. With medication we have been able to keep you on your feet for a long time but in the last six months you started eating less and even though you seemed to be fine from the outside because of your woolly coat, when you were touched we felt your ribs and so on. I prepared everything for you, to get you to eat but it became increasingly difficult.

Yesterday I made the difficult decision to put you to sleep. Our dear vet Ingrid was free so I made the appointment for so that she could put you to sleep at home and this afternoon at a quarter to 5 you let out your last sigh.

I will miss you and always keep a special place in my heart for you.

Rest softly sweetheart.

Ineke and the dogs Lizzy, Mafalda, Henkie, Byron, Ukkie, Tina, Rosali and Boy