Saturday, September 18, 2010

Yes, We are all up for Adoption

In the first picture, you can see a lovely little female with a pleasant nature. She has a pretty coloured coat as well and is just the correct age to go to a new home.
All the other pups are three brothers and their little sister. She's really little! They are in such great shape because they came along with their mum to the Deonar Centre. They were about two weeks old when they came in and now they are about one and a half months old. Their mum has done a wonderful job and they are just bursting with health and energy. One has already been adopted. He's the little guy sitting higher up in the last picture. He has one large black spot on his back.
The alpha pup can be seen with his little sister and alone in another picture. He already reminds one of an old soul: looks so wise and centred. He will be a really wonderful companion for anyone lucky enough to choose him.
They are still in the care of their wonderful mother who has really done a great job taking care of them all on her own. We didn't interfere at all except to feed her well, and it worked.
She has brought up a set of very healthy and appealing pups.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

We Got Adopted!!

Great news! The handsome little fellow in the first picture has gone to his new home. He was only with us for about five days. Thankfully news of his good looks and absolute appeal spread outside Deonar and he was much in demand. He has gone now to his new home and all of us at IDA and all our friends and supporters wish him well. He has such beautiful markings that we can't wait to see what he will look like as he grows into a big strong dog. The person who adopted him was very impressed too with his looks and personality.
The two kitties in the second picture are siblings, two months old and resemble miniature big cats with their spectacular colouring. They were taken into foster care on Saturday, but the foster family could ony enjoy their company for a few days. Both got adopted today! All of us at IDA couldn't be happier. One of our main goals is to get the general public to appreciate all animals as much as we do. Slowly but surely, maybe in a very small way, we are succeeding.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Arrivals at IDA Deonar

All these four infants arrived practically on the same day, all four as beautiful and charming as can be. Both sets have lost their mothers and now they are at the greatest risk. They are not yet two months old - that is, the "safe" age, when the young pup or kitten can mostly make it. It's likely that they might fall ill and in the middle of hundreds of other animals, the going gets very tough.

That's why we are constantly on the look out for foster parents for these cute little types. Caring for them at home is pure pleasure. They have very simple wants - they eat, play and sleep a lot. Yes, they do mess a bit, but they are also very fastidious when it comes to 'going to the toilet' and learn very quickly with a little gentle guidance.

There are other pleasures in looking after young pups or kittens. They are such fun to watch when at play. A pair of kittens can get up to so much mischief that they can make you rock with laughter. One of the most endearing sights in the world is to watch two small pups at play. They run off with each others toys, engage in mock fights and tug-of-war with an old sock or anything that they are provided with. After play, the little ones get so exhausted that they will sleep for upto three hours at a stretch.

Yes, it is not at all difficult to keep a pair of little ones in foster care. And the wonderful thought is that you are giving them a chance of simply living a good long healthy life. Something that they probably will not experience, waiting at an animal shelter for someone to come and adopt them.