My evening with the dogs at Alfa 11
15 May 2011
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So I arrived there in the evening expecting to find a mess but as I entered the gates everything was calm and peaceful, the way I remember it. In the distance I could see one of my dogs comfortably sprawled out under the tree and fast asleep. My youngest one was too busy running around playing with a white furry friend that she didn’t even notice I had arrived. The other two were sitting outside the kitchen at the back waiting for their food.
The place has been renovating since February and I was happy to see some of the changes there. The entire compound has a new brick boundary wall and there is a new kitchen almost complete that will also have a little dining area for guests and their dogs. In the future the plans include having rooms where owners could come with their dogs and take a break on the farm with the whole family.
LETS TALK ABOUT THE DOGS
Meet This golden lab has such an adorable face and such a wonderful temperament. She’s been at Alfa11 for more than 9 months now. Her owners left her here to board, then never came to pick her up. She stays here at no charge.
This is Such a playful little boy ! Guddu was brought here to board 4 months ago by a family in Vasant Kunj. They have since not come back for him and it seems they have moved from the address they provided to the kennel and changed their numbers. He stays here at no charge.
The 2 girls Two Indian beauties basking in the sun, Bindi and Betty were boarded here by a foreign lady who couldn’t keep them in her home. She has now left but these two spend their days happily at the farm. They stay here at no charge.
Meet This harmless and adorable looking mutt used to be an embassy dog at one time. But for some reason he snapped at one of the officials there and he was to be put to sleep. But someone there knew of Alfa11 and asked the people there to check this place out. Chip is here for 6 months...seems very scared of people but very happy with other dogs. With training and interaction with people he is getting better.
VEERA and My heart broke when I met these two. Veera has a deformed front paw and Bravo has a bad hind leg. They both wobble along on three legs. They are so friendly and so cute, I wished I could take them home. Their owners were looking for a home for them when they were puppies but no one was willing to adopt these two with their deformities.
There are many many dogs on the farm. Some like mine, are boarded here for long periods of time but most are here coz no one came back to claim them. I counted
LETS TALK ABOUT TICKS
I am happy to report, I found none.
WHATS FOR DINNER ?
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH RAJESH
THE WAY FORWARD
1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Sometimes I wonder why there are no standardized requirements for kennels across the country ? I am told that help is on the way but we need numbers to get it done. I am all for it. It would be so awesome to have places where our dogs can be left and looked after. I do hope we can join together to make this and all other kennels better for our four legged children. They also deserve a nice relaxing break from us humans once in