Saturday, 26 December 2009

Feeding Project

This year, Mom did not bring me or Trudis with her to assist in our dog feeding project buhuhu so I am going to let her tell you about it.

Secretary's note: From last year's experience, I realized it would be best to navigate the community we've chosen, on foot. The narrow streets jammed with people, animals, and trikes make it foolhardy to bring a car for our particular activity. We fed some 60 dogs, some of these were stray dogs, some had owners, but there really was no big difference. Most people have very little concept of animal responsibility, probably because they are too busy coping with their own poverty. Please excuse the few snapshots I took from my cellphone camera.

Nom, Nom, Nom
A single household has an average of 3-5 dogs. People did not have much interest in spaying or neutering. These puppies will be given away, or end up like their parents who live in the street, and in a year, sire or produce their own litter.
There is usually no seconds in this house, so doggy made sure to ask for a second helping from us.

Some dogs that were able to eat in peace,

Our annual dog feeding project is dedicated to all our friends from the Dogs With Blogs (DWB)network, friends we've met one way or another, and to each and everyone of you who inspire our animal welfare advocacy.

I wanted to sound upbeat because of our intentions, but images from the community have been gnawing at me mercilessly. What we've accomplished is nothing compared to what still needs to be done. There are many essential things that the dogs need- veterinary care, a safe place to run and play, for their owners to be educated of their responsibilities, particularly in intervening with animal overpopulation.

But for now, we will have to take comfort in the thought that even for one day, these dogs enjoyed not scraps, but nutritious meal especially and lovingly prepared for them.

Hungry mouths to feed

Its that time of the year again...our annual streetdog feeding project! YAY.

Preparations are underway,

I made sure to sniff the assorted meats for freshness,


And this is me, relaxing outside with my nanny after we were done cooking. The Secretary took photos of the dogs that we fed using her celphone camera. We will post it tomorrow. Merry Christmas to all!

Saturday, 19 December 2009

A christmas song for my friends

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

For my friends

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

We would like to thank Fudgie of the Piappies World blog, Aki , Charlie J. Spitz , Super Dog Sweepy, and special guest star, Teddy ( who "flew all the way from Illinois") for gamely participating in this very special Christmas dance video produced by yours truly.

The boys only had 5 minutes to practice, thanks to the superb direction of my brother Moymoy and the exquisite choreography of my sissie Trudis, the boys rendered a spectacular performance~ I won't be surprised if they get invited by Ellen or Oprah. LOL

We would like to dedicate this to all our doggy , kitty, and hooman pals in the internet and their wonderful hoomans.

Your gift of friendship, love, and compassion are among the best gifts that I have ever received in my lifetime...I will treasure it always.

Thank you for making my Wheely Dreams come true! Eddie's Wheels have already started making it, and the shipping concerns have been threshed out.

You are fantastic guys, I love you all.


Saturday, 12 December 2009

Remember Pusit? The black kittykat we found wondering in our Pet Clinic and eventually adopted? She was scheduled to be spayed, but a one night stand with a local tom cat led to an unplanned pregnancy.

The Animal Doctor did not want to take any chances this time. Today Pusit was spayed. And so were two of her three kittens.

For the male cats, the procedure is called neutering. It is relatively quicker and less complicated than spaying. The kitties are now up on their feet ten minutes after this photo was taken. Doc Jun, our assistant vet, did not even have to stitch the incision.

Pusit's female kitten will be spayed next week. She's never been outdoors since birth to prevent unwanted pregnancy. We can't wait for the three kittens to start climbing roofs and playing with other cats in Mimosa Street.

Some donors to Scarlet's wheelchair have sponsored two cats and two female cats for spay and neuter. I guess Pusit and her kitties don't count because we adopted them. We will pick sponsored cats from one of the depressed areas here in our community.

~ The Secretary

Friday, 11 December 2009

Bits and Pieces of Me

The Secretary-Mom's triumph at finding the perfect diapers for me ( oh I've tried several brands) was short lived after I developed a horrible case of diaper rash.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B
Mom thinks that my nanny should have seen the rashes developing and prevent it from turning into an ugly wound. Mom mentioned a famous American actor who was paralyzed just like me but died from a simple bed sore. Its a good thing that she manages to check each one of us doggies at night, no matter how dog tired she is.

Let's go check my nails.

Since my nails hardly scratch the floor, they can grow really quick.

You think I could make a fortune auctioning these off at Ebay?

At the end of her inspection, Mom gives me scritches . Can you tell that I so totally love it?

Secretary's Note:
Today, we received another donation for Scarlet's wheelchair. The name was quite familiar, until I realized that she was a previous donor. Her message brought tears to my eyes that I want to share it with you.

i live alone and am putting myself through college while working full time and maintaining a 4.0 GPA. I dont have much to give but i promise that every paycheck i will make a donation untill Scarlet has her wheelchair. If i had more money, and a house, i would ultimatley love to give her a home...but for now, i will give what i have just to keep a smile on Scarlet's pretty little fuzzy face. Warmest Wishes this holiday season. God Bless
I've always relied on my own resources, no matter how meager, in helping animals in need. I was motivated by probably the same emotion that inspire your concern for our little girl Scarlet- compassion for a helpless, innocent creature. But being in the receiving end of kindness this time, I am reminded of what its like to experience goodness, just basic goodness, from people and places where I least expect it. For a moment, all evil in this world seem insignificant, my faith and hope in humankind restored. To be able to share this gift of positivism around is another motivation for my animal welfare advocacy . My thanks to you all for the inspiration.

Monday, 7 December 2009

A visit from Aki's Manang

Aki's Manang was in Manila last week and dropped by our house. She hand carried her donation for my wheelchair, plus some treats.

"Gimme, gimme!"

Thank you, Manang! Please say hi to Poopie and Koykoy( Aki) for me, I smelled them in your clothes!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Our christmas tree

The Animal Doctor made it! He finished putting up our tree just at the stroke of midnight on December 1st. Ohhh, it definitely smells like Christmas in our house now.

Secretary's note: I cannot believe how far we've gone with the fund raising. I am glad that I listened to Teri ( our LLL contact) not to give up. As of this posting, Scarlet's Wheelchair Fund is almost complete. Eddie's Wheels will likely begin constructing it as soon as we finalize Scarlet's measurements.

Scarlet and I will now focus on raising a few more hundreds to cover the cost of shipping her wheelchair to the Philippines. Sad to say, shipping and insurance charges are expected to be higher due to our locations and the size and weight of the shipment.

To all our friends and supporters who are responsible for this on going miracle, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Some of our donors were able to sponsor 1 female dog, 2 female cats and 2 male cats for free spay and neuter. We have activities lined up to pay forward your kindness and we will be telling you about these in our future posts.

Our Dogs in Iloilo City