|Angel looking better|
Since Salma didn't spend so much time with Angel at the Home, and the vet would not open till 2 pm, I had some time on hand and took Angel to the Botanical Gardens for a short walk. Unlike my dogs who would dive straight into the little streams, Angel did not seem to know what to do with the water. Just to get her started, I played a bit with her near the stream and splashed some water on her. Despite the shaky first time, Angel clearly enjoyed walking in the park, sniffing the grass, flowers and trees along the way, her tail wagging happily in the air. She would gamely run alongside me when I started on a jog. All in all, I'm sure she had a good time albeit the brevity.
From the visit today, I think Angel is growing less attached to Salma. She is now able to eat in the absence of Salma – she burrowed her head into the food container while I was fixing up her meal, long before Salma appeared. Angel clearly could not wait to eat. This was in stark contrast to her behaviour last week, when she was desperately searching for Salma before she ate. She was also happy walking in the park and did not appear forlorn at all. In fact, if she did not have to visit Salma, I can use the time to bring her to the park more frequently since she seems to enjoy herself there. I just wish Angel would put on weight more quickly and she will definitely be a very pretty girl.
Contributed by Mun Ee.
|The New Paper, 5 December 2010|
|Angel learning to be sociable|
Contributed by Fiona. Photographs courtesy of Irene Ong.