Mama on the Streets. . . . . .


We were all thrilled to discover that there were nine  puppies on the lane where we live.  Actually you only see five in Jesse’s puppy picture.  We have enjoyed petting and holding the babies, and several students wanted to adopt one, which is out of the question. We all shudder when the puppies are near the oncoming cars or motor bikes.  I am  not a Darwinist but life on the street for puppies, and I dare say this is   “survival of the fittest!”   People up and down the lane have been giving  the poor haggard mama milk to help her produce more for her babies.   This is the India way. . . . .

Yesterday I was across the big road and there was the mama and one of the babies!   My hands were full, as I was all by myself.  If I could I would have carried the  baby back across the busy street. When I neared the place where the puppies stay under a car, I saw the  mama but no baby near her.  Oh dear , I thought they are all gone now and she is sad and of course completely worn out. . . .

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Today, we were at the Gandhi Ashram  and when we neared home, we were met with this picture.  Mama and according to Cassie, all nine puppies are accounted for, safe , and well cared for.

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All is right with the world  in Amdavad, India. . . . .Incredible India!

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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9 Responses to Mama on the Streets. . . . . .

  1. How lovely 🙂 Cute puppies! I’m heading to India in March for the first time… nervous/excited/… all emotions right now 😀 Have travelled a lot, but don’t know if I will ever be ready for the craziness of India. We will see 🙂 Thanks for a lovely post. Ruth


    • annetbell says:

      Oh, I think you will have a wonderful time. Are you on a tour? We are here for 4 months with my professor husband and 10 students studying architecture. We have been here before and couldn’t wait to return. I have lots of posts on India, if you just type India into the search box. I am also delighted to answer in questions you might have ! Big smiles. . . . . .


      • Thanks! I will have a look. I’m doing a tour in the south with a group, but first I’m travelling a bit in the North with my Dad. We were thinking of getting involved in some kind of project with kids or a community. Do you know of any to recommend? Thanks!


      • annetbell says:

        I don’t know of any groups in particular. You will be overwhelmed by the poverty. I would think the way to do is through a church or other organization. We will have a 2 week trip to the south and 2 1/2 week trip to the north. It is an amazing country. The south is the more Christian part of the country. Blessings!


  2. He has some contacts from work so hopefully we’ll find something to get involved with for a day or 2. It doesn’t seem much but maybe all wr have. Thanks for your help 🙂


    • annetbell says:

      I just remembered Calcutta which is Kolcatta now. . . Spelling may be wrong. Mother Teresa’s ministery for children and the dying is there. You can go and sign up to volunteer for a day or two in one of her many houses. Your hotel or guide book should be of help. One of my husband’s former students did this and loved it. I don’t think you need to be Catholic if you aren’t. . . just willing to serve. Also the Shieks in Amritsar at the Golden Temple sever up to 100,000 meals a day at their huge kitchen. It is run by volunteers and people who donate the food. Not sure how you go about signing up but that is a possibility, too !

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  3. Naomi says:

    Loved the beautiful puppies and Mama – so glad they survived when you last saw them. God bless you. 🙂


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