Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Scampi, the new village dog

Meet Scampi, the relatively new dog in our village. The poor thing is not doing too well. He has a sore on his head, which isn’t healing and he is losing a lot of his fur which makes him look ugly and less loveable.

Scampi came to our village with his pregnant female owner who stayed in our village to be near the Health Centre to give birth there, and he never went home with her when she left. (Maybe gets treated slightly better in our village).

He was very afraid of people and wouldn’t let us get near to pat him for a while. We gradually won his trust and he lets us come close now, but he’s still a bit cautious, so we have a bit of work yet until he becomes confident around us. The poor thing, he wants to play, but then when we make playful movements, he gets frightened and runs away! He is quite a fearful dog, afraid of other things too, not just people.

In this picture he’s not looking too confident. Hopefully one day we can get a photo of him looking happy, and perhaps also with his coat in better condition.

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