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Cautionary Tale about Re-Homing a Dog
Just a word of warning to others.
In July/August time I saw an advert for an older dog looking for a home, as his previous owners had kicked him out, replacing him with a new puppy.
I went to see him, and the story was told that his owners had said they no longer wanted the dog, so it was ok to rehome him.
So rehome him we did! We took him in, bathed him and fed him, took him to the vets where he had to have his ears cleaned out, but we realised he was deaf (from the mess in his ears possibly) and treated him for worms and ticks.
He integrated into our family, and became happy and comfortable with the situation.
The we made the decision to move back to England, and of course take him with us. So thanks to Action for Animals, we went to get him micro chipped and jabbed.
However we then found out he already had a micro chip, and the owners had reported him missing.
Well, try as we might to contact the previous owners nothing happened, and try as I might to contact the people who allowed me to take the dog in the first place, again, nothing.
So now the dog has been reported to the officials as found, and we have to wait three weeks till he is declared as abandoned , and we can change the chips details.
Which means he hasn’t been able to join me in England!
Please; if you rehome an “abandoned” dog, or foster, make sure that these problems don’t occur! A simple letter from the ex owners saying they don’t want the dog, if it’s chipped, or make sure the dog is in the dire situation you believe it to be in!
I can now be denounced for stealing this persons dog, when I was told 100% that he is looking for a new home, without even being told where the old owners were, or given contact details just in case.
This isn’t fair to the dog, or to me, he is so happy and lovable now, and if they decide they want him back, we would have no choice.
I will not name names, they know who they are, and they need to wise up a little bit.
UK Postal Voting – Ooops.
Thanks to Alan (Alcaucin) for querying my message concerning postal voting. I got the initial info from local council offices in the UK. I saw a leaflet that mentioned the new registering online in the office. (We are going to be here, renting for a while.) I had a chat with a helpful young lady, I mentioned how difficult it was to use a postal vote from overseas with the short time involved. She was flicking down the screen and said do it online, just download the forms and post them. I didn’t check myself!! After Alan’s post I was back in the offices again yesterday and spoke to the same young lady. She looked online and went to speak to someone else. Oops. The initial info was wrong, you can apply online but the forms are mailed, not emailed.
Cheers, Keith, duntravellin’ wotsapninatgmaildotcom
Happy Christmas from the Garden Centre Organic Market
All of us at the Garden Centre Organic Market would like to wish our wonderful customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for supporting local crafts and organic produce and we look forward to seeing you again onSaturday 9th January 2016!
mercadoecovivero at gmail dot com
Services C&A Euro Van & Heike and Herman
I would like to put a bouquet on Digame to thank C&A Euro Van Service Cathy and Allan for their excellent Service moving us from England to Spain.
Also thank Heiko & German in Algarrobo Costa for the reform of our house . They have done a excellent job.
Can you please tell me how I do this on your site please as I have not done this
Services – Bouquet for the Dog Academy
On behalf of APA Estacion Esperanza and CAS, the Costa Animal Society.
We would like to convey our sincere gratitude to the Dog Academy for all their help this year in our various charity fund raising events.
The Dog Academy always turns up for training sessions, rain or shine with dependability and help enormously with dog owners’ obedience and training problems.
Over the last few years Wendy and Allen have been instrumental in helping raise in excess of 15,000€ to assist Spanish animal charities based in the Axarquia. Wendy’s entertaining exhibitions of advanced agility and obedience training are always a hit. Proof of their professionalism is that they make such incredible performances look so easy. Well done
Wendy Towe being presented with a bouquet of beautiful flowers and a bumper hamper by Laura Downes of APA & Scott Huston from CAS.
Services Available Car Valet – Additional Details
Warren is mobile call him and he will arrange a visit, he covers from Nerja to Malaga and inland. 618 346 098
Services Available Obtaining a Boletin
You will need to find an electrician and a plumber who can inspect your electrical and water installations in your house in order to issue boletins.
It is basically a safety certificate to show that your wiring and plumbing is of a certain standard before the electric and water companies will connect your property to the mains supply and complete the contract.
Perhaps a Digamigo can recommend someone to complete these for you although the person posting the original question didn’t say where they were. The plumber I use for general plumbing work is in Torrox pueblo and speaks good English: Salvador tel: 633424211
Services Available Practising psychologist- help in Torrox
Some people may talk to a psychologist because they have felt depressed, angry or anxious for a long time. Or, they want help for a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health. Others may have short-term problems they want help navigating, such as feelingoverwhelmed by a new job or grieving the death of a family member. Psychologists can help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses and break past the barriers that keep them from reaching their goals. Also the Christmas time is a bad time for many people feeling the blues. Please call for a confidential and private chat on 652 326 258. Clare.
Recommendation – Caballo Andaluz Restaurant, Torrox-Costa
Four of us ate at this lovely cosy restaurant , and would highly recommend a visit. The food is very good and reasonably priced, and the staff are very welcoming and friendly.
They are on Torrox Costa just back from the front line restaurants, so a little less likely to be seen easily.
Walking from the lighthouse end, with the sea on your left, walk until you come to the exercise equipment on the right, just go behind the exercise equipment and you will see a sign directing you to the restaurant up the stairs. Ave del Faro, Block 75. Tel:.952 534 807.
What’s on at AliOli -Xmas and New Year Celebrations
The festive period is upon us so come and join us at AliOli, Competa’s cosy gourmet chill out bar for your celebrations – booking advised.
Every day – Coffee and delicious homemade cakes for 3.50e every afternoon from 3.30 until 6pm
Xmas Eve. – festive food, carol singing and full on party time from 1pm to 7pm. Some tables still left so book yours!
Christmas Day – fully booked for a private English Xmas dinner and party.
Boxing Day – open evening only, full menu, cocktails and dancing to your favourite music.
New Year’s Eve – Party time! Dance away the old year and welcome in the New Year. Just pay for what you eat and drink. Full menu plus specials and cocktails available all at normal prices!
Remember we have Olde English Cider and Carling on draught as well as John Smiths in cans.
You can find us just along from the Mirador in Plaza Vendimia, Competa. Booking is advisable.
telephone 633172519. .
Hope to see you !
What’s on Bar Amalia, Archez – Christmas Lunch
Due to a cancellation we have one table available for Christmas lunch. Choice of Prawn Cocktail, Leek and Potato Soup or Red Pepper and Goats Cheese Tartlet. Turkey or Beef with all the trimmings, Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream Sauce, Mince Pie and Coffee plus half bottle of wine per person.
To reserve the table call Dot on 634302480.
What’s on Bhua Luang Thai Restaurant
We shall be open and serving as normal up to and including Christmas Eve.
Full menu and special dishes will be available. Why not try our succulent Magret of duck or mouth watering whole dorada, both prepared in the traditional Thai manner.
Don’t forget our great value lunchtime set menus, prepared freshly with the same care, to your order.
We shall be closed Christmas Day but re-open on Boxing Day.
Hours are 12:00 to 16:00 and 19:00 to 23:00 daily.
Located on Avenida Andalucia, opposite the Comisaria De Policia in Torre Del Mar 952 540 254
What’s on Club Internacional de Nerja
Club Internacional de Nerja would like to wish all their visitors and customers a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
Our last day before we close for the holidays is Tuesday 23rd December 2015. Why not pop down and join us for the raffle draw? Tickets still available on the day.
Please see poster for prizes and below for contact details.
We re-open 2nd January 2016
Love to all Club Internacional De Nerja X
Club Internacional De Nerja
Calle San Juan 42. Nerja 29780.
Social and Cultural Association No 1612
Telephone during opening hours 00 34 952521 858
Opening Note New Opening Hours
hours Mon from 19.30 hrs
Tues, Thurs and Sat 11.00 to 14.00 hrs
Open Some Thursday Evenings check for details
“Totally run by volunteers”
What’s on Namaste’ Sunset Concert
For sale Truck- MERCEDES BENZ Atego 815 -1999 – 7,79t
Aluminium box set up for moving – complete with skylights
Fabulous truck in SUPER shape and excellant running condition
LOADED with extras! New tires all way round, radio – walkie talkie,
ladder and other accessories.
ITV was new in July 2015. 520.000km (only 1/2 life on 100.000.000km)
Diesel. German registration, can be converted to Spanish.
Was used for personal move and is no longer required.
The perfect truck for house moving business/removals or other cartage.
5.500 euros firmLocated in Lagos – between Torrox and Velez Malaga
Contact Rene: +34 629 010 404
For Sale Reja
140cm wide X 130cm high
For sale Luther Videos
New set of the complete series B.B.C Series Luther 1 – 3
All 14 episodes from the first three series of the BBC crime thriller. Still in cellophane packaging, great Christmas gift.
10 Euros .
For sale Wool Carders
Top quality hand wool carders made by Schacht Spindle Co.
Solid beech bases
20cm X 13cm
For sale White Wardrobe
Dimensions; 140cm Long X 180cm Tall x 50cm Deep
Price is €35
buyer to collect from Sedella area (maybe able to dismantle)
Please contact Geoff on 648 521 822
Wanted Mountain Bike
I live in Torrox and am looking for a second hand Mountain bike for my wife, contact me on 678 030 677
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