Monday, 1 December 2008
The amazing adventures of Fox!
OK so now everyone tells me not pick up street dogs and adopt them! It's too late the deed is done.
"Eeek diseases, eek! Rabies! " etc etc.
I find an emaciated puppy with a fractured rear tibia, take him home, feed him tuna, and fall in love .
In a good will gesture am driven to Jerusalem by a burly British security specialist, who drives like the very devil.
Am refused rabies vax booster by Doctor in Israeli ministry of health, on account that I have adopted dog (now called Fox) and would just be re-exposed if Fox is infected so have to wait until I start frothing and then I have 72 hours, er but don't kill the dog, bring alive in secure basket!
So picture this scenario...
"Er hello Israeli soldier at check point, er yeah, it's a rabid dog and I am er taking it into 48"
Should I not be deported at this point for being a biological threat to the state of Israel, my next mission is to overcome Palestinian cultural aversion to dogs.
Shared taxi station post check point.
" Marhaba! er may I please put my dog in your vehicle? What's the matter with it?
Oh its' fine just a bit peaky, the froth, oh don't worry about that, its nothing, nothing!"
Only a further three Israeli check points to cross in shared taxi ferrying barking mad hound pardon the pun, whilst knowing all the while that I have hardly any time to get myself vaccinated before facing horrible death.
Mmmm interesting advice doctor.
Anyway Fox seems healthy and is gaining weight, as you can see!