|Hey Guys! You've No Idea What I've Gone Through|
Less than a month ago, my college going son, Karan, picked up 3 abandoned pups from the neighborhood undergrowth and asked if we could look after them, at least till they grew up to be able to survive.
I looked at those three pups and refused point blank. No way, my better half joined me in my decision. The poor boy said the mother was dead and the poor pups had no chance but when we dug in our heels he had to give up. He shrugged and put them back on the streets. I don't know what he went through but we were sure we could not look after three abandoned pups.
Later that afternoon I was disturbed by the pathetic crying and howling. But I was steadfast in my refusal to take them in. Even as I prided myself on my firmness, my wife capitulated. She said we have to take them in. Her agitation forced me to reconsider. She went out and picked up one pup...because there was only one there. Where were the other two? We looked around and saw no pups.
My wife was busy feeding the lone survivor and making him comfortable. On closer inspection I saw the poor guy had not even opened his eyes. I was horrified and suddenly realized that the other two must have died.
Later that evening Karan returned from college with a small pup. He said he heard the pathetic howling of this pup as he was stuck in some building material strewn all over the neighborhood. The poor blind pup was stuck and there was no one to help him. Karan struggled to free the pup's head from the debris for a good 15 minutes before he was able to free him. The poor pup was exhausted and fatigued and could barely breathe.
|Two Brothers Playing After Eating Well|
I don't know if these guys will find good homes. I am worried but the immediate task at hand is to get them vaccinated. And yes, I think of the third pup and wonder if she was lucky like her brothers. I am sure someone must have taken her in.
I can't keep them for long and I hope some help comes along. These boys are tough and will survive, nay thrive in our concrete jungle.