Friday, January 17, 2014

A brand new start


There you have it!

Half of January gone already! It has been good - the new year- this far. Some party times with friends both old and new, great food and music, theatre, a few movies, some reading, no shopping yet if you believe it!

A few days, especially in the last week, were bitterly chilly. Every night as we slept curled up warmly under soft blankets; we would listen to the sounds of winter outside – the biting wind and the howling of dogs out there on the street – and be grateful and guilty at the same time.

There are puppies everywhere. Small bundles of fur in black, white, brown and various shades of all three running around in the cold. It just breaks our hearts. There isn’t much we can do except feed them wherever and whenever we come across them.

On our part, we make sure at least the three dogs in our complex are well fed, wear warm winter coats and stay relatively comfortable.

Sheru, at almost 13 years, is easily the oldest resident of our colony. (You can read more about him HERE )


sheru n me




The two girls are much younger, about 3 ½ years of age. Someone left them here. Many a times, the municipal board people pick up dogs from colonies to spay and neuter them. They are supposed to leave them in the area they were picked up from- a part of the animal birth control programme- but in many cases, local residents bribe the workers to take the dogs away and not bring them back. Nuisance they say!! So they end up far from their original area of residence.


the girls


These two girls outside our main gate must have been dropped off, straight from being spayed, in such a manner for they appeared quite suddenly one fine morning.

But aren’t we grateful they are here! The people around are kind here, Sheru gets along just fine with them so he lets them both share his space and of course we always look out for them. They know, for every time our car goes out or comes in the gate, they come running with a smile and a wag that warms our hearts.

Mummy has been dropping off hints! This picture here for instance!




Only we aren’t going to help her THIS one time. We never chew up paper. For that matter, anything with the printed word on it. Not since Ginger chewed up the spine of Mummy’s super expensive surgery book. But that was 7 years ago and she looked so adorable holding half the spine in her mouth she was forgiven instantly.

But that was then and this is now. Things are different when you are responsible grown up dogs. We aren’t taking any chances.

How have things been at your end? Hope you too are having a great start to the new year.



Ginger, Buddy and Shadow


sleeping pups




Lovable Lily said...

We are so thankful that you and the others take such good care of "your extended canine family." They are all so beautiful and look mighty dapper in their coats.

We're glad the new year is going well.

Lily Belle & Muffin

euthymic said...

That is a great story! It's so nice of you to take care of those three dogs who have no homes. My mom laughed at the comic about the dog eating the New Year's Resolutions.

Here's to ALL dogs!

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

scotsmad said...

You can't help them all, but at least there are some lucky dogs that find you.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Mariodacat said...

Oh bless you for doing what you can for the homeless furbabies. Homeless animals knows no borders does it.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello My Dear Friends! I remember the story of dear Sheru, and have so hoped that he has been well--I'll admit to being afraid of asking how he has been...But I so hope that good health and safety, and comfort continue for him--I really LOVE the pictures of him, thanks for posting! I'll also hope for the same safety and comfort for 'the girls' too--And for the young ones to find their way as well....

24 Paws of Love said...

I had no idea about the dog population in your area. I find it really interesting how they become part of your extended pack. Bless you for caring for them. Bless all of you for letting them be part of your family.

You are our heroes.

Mitch and Molly said...

How wonderful that you guys help out some of the pups. Bless you ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

snoopydog said...

Such a beautiful post. I have been back several times to share in these little guys lives again. So good to know that are people who care!!! ROs