About two and a half weeks ago a stray dog got locked in our landlady’s garage. When she finally was noticed and freed, she became the compound dog. Her name became Dobbie (like the elf in Harry Potter) and she is Katie’s sidekick.
She’s been fed and gotten more love in this short time than she has received in her whole life. One thing about a street dog – once you give them attention and safety, they are the most loyal animals ever.
Dobbie has filled out, her fur is soft and shiny and, more importantly, she plays. She loves to run after her rawhide when Katie throws it. She runs in circles around the houses in the compound. She likes to be held. So the Dobbie story has a very happy ending.
And what a difference in her appearance and demeanor. The picture on the left was the day she was found. The one on the right is happy Dobbie chewing her toy. This weekend she will get spayed and all her shots.
For people moving to Panama, I would never suggest that you not bring your pets with you. But when you get here, if you have room, get one of the many Panamanian dogs or cats needing homes. Rescue animals will love you like no other.