This is huge! Last night I emailed India's Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development, Mrs.Maneka Gandhi. I wanted her help in getting the strays dogs I look after vaccinated and sterilised.
Not only did she call me herself the very next morning, but put me in touch with the District Magistrate of our district, and the Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer immediately. They have promised to get all 40 of my babies sterilised and vaccinated. This is such a huge thing for these dogs and me of course. A big yay for this lady who is an ardent environmentalist and animal right activist! Love wins. Every time.
How many dogs is too many dogs😋. The smallest one is the latest addition to our pack. She was adandoned at the place where I feed strays. The black pup is Bagheera, technically our neighbour's but hangs around and eats and plays at our place. The fluffy disinterested one is Jimmy; the only male in the pack and also the wussiest. He belongs to another neighbour but hangs around and eats at our place. The reddish short-haired one and the golden tall girl are my Mickey and Moki.
Guess who is the alpha amongst these?
#MarchMeetTheMaker challenge...Day 16 and 17.. Workspace and What am I working on...the two prompts were delayed, cos I have actually been working on finding a designated work space..
You can see that I have some lovely spaces..a balcony on the edge of the forest..a sunfilled room with air and space, a window seat with diffuse light... I work everywhere,but the dogs snuggle up, HEMA shoos me out while cleaning the house, friends drop in..and work remains scattered at best, and not started at worst..
So.. I am working on making a workspace.. shifting furniture, adding light and warmth, getting a quiet corner.
Wish me luck, my friends! #marchmeetthemaker2019 #MarchMeetTheMaker #ranikhetdiaries#needlestosaymore#weekendvibes
4 4518 March, 2019
I lay cold and shivering on my back
Grey water flowed around me
Slime and mud filled my nostrils
They were everywhere
All around me, i knew
If I got up to look for my mum again
They would drive me back to this watery hell again
So I lay
Their jaws snapping just above me
The gutter too narrow to allow them to bite me again
Just then a two-legged one shooed them away
Terrifyingly tall to my puppy eyes
But I was picked up
And tucked into a warm place
It was comfortable and safe
But it was not my mom
I could not smell her anywhere
I whimpered then fell asleep tired
Dreamt of just this morning
When my brothers and I played around my mom
Nipping at each other, jumping on her and she patiently sat
Correcting this one, then that
I woke to a new place, a warm box, milky food, and caresses
But it was not my mom
There were four-legged ones here too
Friendly ones, not scary
But they were not my mom
When I tried to sleep on their tummies, or looked to feed
They warned me away with growls
The two-legged ones feed me, pet me, keep me safe
But they are not my mom
They don't know why I cry all day
Hunt all the corners
Sniffing, searching, because I can't see too well yet
In and out of the doors
But there's no mom to be found anywhere #pup#puppy#abandoned#lost#motherless#homeless#home#mother#mom#maa#mum#pupper#puppies#puppiesofinstagram#puppylove#puppylovers#puppy_tales#adoptdontshop#rescueanimals#rescuedog#rescuepup#rescuedogsofinstagram#dogstagram#dogsofinstagram#dogsbeingbasic#ranikhet#ranikhetdiaries
9 6818 March, 2019
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Some moments are defined by simple things. Look here for instance. What do you see? Roads, trees and sky. Are we missing anything?
In our quest to achieve larger scheme of things, we look for things, materials that define our day to day existence. Yet, we tend to miss out on things, simple things that make our lives worthwhile.
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