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Spanish Street Dogs; the other Waifs and Strays.

Spanish Street Dogs; the other Waifs and Strays is about the many and varied dogs that we find around our village. Many are abandonados, some are just plain lost, all are real characters, mostly streetwise but occasionally foolhardy.
These are some of the stories...

Royal Marines and Dog Rescue Afghan Style
24 February 2011

Now I know this is all aout the Spanish waifs and strays but I came across this this evening and thought it worth sharing...

http://www.nowzad.com/

http://www.vetpulse.tv/live/562_pen-farthing-one-dog-at-a-time

Royal Marines Royal Marines in Afghanistan rescue street dogs...

Well worth a look...

From nowzad.com...

The life of Afghan and Iraqi animals is not one of comfort at the best of times; most of the day is spent hunting for scraps of food or hiding from the hot desert sun during the summer or the freezing cold of a desert winter night. There is definitely no pampered pet status in Afghanistan or Iraq.

The Nowzad Dogs charity has been formed to do something positive for the cats, dogs and other animals of Afghanistan and Iraq that have no hope and nobody to care for them. We realise we cannot transport all of the stray dogs of Afghanistan and Iraq to loving homes, but we will do our best to promote animal welfare and to assist in vital animal aid work that is so desperately needed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

All money donated goes directly to helping the animals of Afghanistan and Iraq.



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If It should be...
24 February 2011

If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
then you must do what must be done,
for we know this last battle can't be won.

You will be sad, I understand,
but don't let grief then stay your hand,
for this day, more than the rest,
your love and friendship must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
what is to come can hold no fears.
Would you want me to suffer? So,
when the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend,
only stay with me until the end,
and hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.

It is a kindness that you do to me,
although my tail it's last has waved,
from pain and suffering I have been saved.

Do not grieve, it should be you,
who must decide this thing to do.
We've been so close, we two these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears

Anon

 



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Postscript to my 31/12 entry...
14 February 2011

I was talking to one of the village boys a couple of days ago, a young lad who takes sporadic interest in the Trogg family. He told me that the puppy that died on the 28th December had in fact drowned. There is an occasional river that flows through the village and Mum and the pups had been using it as a secondary source of drinking water. The lad went out with his friends that morning and found the little one floating. They did their best to revive him but he had probably drowned during the night so their efforts were fruitless.

They did what they thought best and carried him back and left him outside their cave home. It was it seems the lads grandfather that stopped me to tell me that morning, but he had been unable to communicate the details just that one of the pups was dead.

6 weeks later and Mum still calls out to him...

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Waifs and Strays...Its just a dog...or six of them...
14 February 2011

August 2010; From Sarajevo in Bosnia;

Two links for you to peruse at your leisure;

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/31/girl-sparks-animal-activi_n_701011.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/03/puppythrowing-suspect-cau_n_704994.html

This girl should be hooked up to one of the high rise tower cranes operating in Sarajevo, hoisted up to 200 feet and then dropped with a 250 foot bungee line into the same shallow river, and the process repeated over and over until she is dead as the pups...

What a Bitch...actually Bitch is totally the wrong word...most bitches in my experience make wonderful caring Mums...

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