Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pupdate

And then there were five.


One of the pups has left the building, so to speak. She was very weak to begin with and had a festering wound, which didn't get many chances to heal what with the huge number of insects in the immediate vicinity. For the last few days we’ve been applying ointment and a spray on a vet’s prescription, but it all came too late for her. The others are doing reasonably well as of now, though I would be very surprised if all of them survived the next couple of months. Tried to get them taken in by Friendicoes but those guys already have far more animals than they can handle (many of which are diseased) and they told us candidly that pups this age wouldn't survive long in their shelter. Still, we’ve got the first round of vaccinations done (the next is due on September 1) and they get a good supply of milk and bread daily.




As mentioned earlier, please circulate this post/my mail ID to anyone who might be interested in adoption.

(Click pics to enlarge)

23 comments:

  1. Send them to China at the end of the Olympics. They can never have too many of these characters. The more the merrier.

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  2. I like the way you say 'adoption', rather than 'adopting a pup'. I wonder if its the same, though. Bringing a child into your home is not the same as 'adopting a pup'.
    With a pup, its a physical presence, with psychological absence. And with a child, its double presence.

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  3. Jabberwock, They are really cute. Wish you all the luck with finding homes for them. I don't know anyone in Delhi who could be useful.

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  4. grasshopper: what do you mean by "psychological absence"? I didn't get that at all. And how is a human child a double presence?

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  5. Black muddy river: You're not funny.

    Grahopper: I doubt the blog ever tried to substitute dogs for babies. So you're off on a tangent. I'm sure you've never had dogs.

    Jabberwork: I love your blog!

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  6. Anon: thanks, but let's cut BMR some slack. He's young and prone to making facetious remarks, but he secretly loves puppies. (Also human babies.)

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  7. done will do that hope they find homes soon... btw u can also post it on http://dogadoption.in/ it works well some of my friends have taken pets from there

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  8. BTW forgot to add kudos for taking care of them so well :)

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  9. @ Grasshopper: Grrrr! I hate people saying that pets don't have psyche. In fact I can so easily relate their psyche that I like the ones which are sober, but loving.

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  10. Of late, I've realised that there are a lot of really good people out there. You just reiterated this belief. Thanks for leaving me with this warm feeling in my heart :)

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  11. Have forwarded your posts to a few people i know in Delhi, who might forward it on and hopefully will find homes in the process..

    Please also try contacting Jeevashram:
    Jeevashram Animal Shelter Village Rajokri (Near The Temple)
    New Delhi - 110038
    Tel - 25064114, 25064118
    Fax - 011-41667272
    Email: jeevashram@yahoo.com

    Needless to say, the pups are really cute (aren't they all?), and I really hope some kindly souls take them in.

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  12. shimmeringmercury: thanks. Someone else pointed us to Jeevashram earlier today, will try the numbers.

    Of late, I've realised that there are a lot of really good people out there

    Radhika: severely outnumbered by the hungry kittens and pups, alas.

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  13. Hey Jai, you seriously didn't understand what "double presence" meant? Mwahahaha!!! And thanks for standing up for me, dude. I'll bring you nice present for your birthday!

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  14. iwish poeple would stop equating animals with humans ..esp all these animal activists..

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  15. Anon: I know, I loathe it when people do that - it's such a huge insult to animals (the non-human ones, that is).

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  16. Lovely :-) I just forwarded details to my cousin in Delhi -hopefully he will take a pup and spread the word.

    Also, I love the rejoinder to the Anon :-D Trolls... *shakes head*

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  17. Loved what grasshopper wrote.

    Jabberwock - First harried met silly and now Pupdate. You titles are getting better and better.

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  18. if u r such a animal lover why do u eat meat ? only a childless person can equate a baby and a puppy

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  19. Anon: if you're trying to suggest that human babies taste good, you're way off base.

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  20. Jai - Have you tried marinating them?

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  21. Anon: if u r such a animal lover why do u eat meat ?

    only a childless person can equate a baby and a puppy

    Out of which rotting wall in which garbage-awash dump in the middle of which prehistoric hicksville do shitheads like you crawl out of??

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  22. Jabberwock, are the pups still around? I'll spread the word to people I know in Delhi.

    And sidebar: the comments trail on many of your posts makes for most entertaining reading!

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  23. progga: two of them got run over, two others have been adopted. One is left now - the eldest, a girl and very sweet-natured - and we've been looking after her as best as we can. If you know of a genuine animal-lover who's interested, that would be nice, otherwise I suspect my mother will decide to take her in at some point!

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