Apr 2, 2016

Namaste' Everyone.

Oh Yeh!!!  Who sez for drinking water, only?
Oh Yeh!!! Who sez for drinking water, only?

Namaste’ Everyone,

Namaste’ is an Indian way of greeting. It is delivered with hands clasped in front of you. And it’s esoteric meaning is “I bow to your Innermost Self”.

Hoping that each of you are doing beautifully…May we all, all of us without exception, be blessed with insights that deepen compassionate understanding. May we, too, be gentler and more supportive to each other.

We have had an auspicious increase in activity in our beloved Shelter. This is happening because people’s Hearts are opening to the Voiceless Ones. And they’re becoming more and more caring. This is reflected, too, in the number of monthly clinic visits and in the monthly emergency Rescues. It’s not that there are more creatures in need of care. If  anything, historically there were many morel. It’s that people are moving for them and getting them to us in their suffering.

February was a busy, busy month: 782 visits to our clinic...1,461 treatments of in-hosp & resident creatures... Emergency rescues of 97 creatures (Almost all serious cases. Many puppies. We go out to get most of them--usually during the day, some at night.)...86 sterilizations...174 anti-rabies injections...10 puppies/dogs and 2 cat/kitten adoptions (We have students going out 100 kms. to find good homes for out puppies)...And we treated 75 patients other than dogs. (7 cats, 4 birds, 43 cows & calves, 15 goats, lambs, & sheep, 4 monkeys, 2 horses.)

Each year the relationship between the animals and the people amongst whom they live gets better and better. You can experience the change as you walk around town. But this year, in particular, we have passed thru some "critical mass"...and it has really surged. Om Namah Shivaya.

We were able to hire a third vet. He has post grad work in surgery and clinical experience.

We also have three more Staff...And, wonder of wonders, this very week a lady named Elaine is joining us...She's a veterinary nurse, schooled in England, and has forty years experience. (I've never before heard of a veterinary nurse in India). She is totally, and I do mean totally, devoted to lifting suffering from street dogs. It is at the center of her life...She's been in India for ten years...And circumstances concerning a homeless dog, brought her to our Shelter. Both Dr. Raja and I were there when she came. And as we spoke to her, both our antennas started vibrating...So when she said yes to my invitation to join us...Both of us almost quietly cheered...Om Namah Shivaya.

Hope you enjoyed the February newsletter...There are a lot of inspiring stories always happening. We tend to put too many in. Cut three the day before sending. Got it down to a reasonable size. (Just found out from my daughter that they have to be viewed on a laptop or computer...Many of the videos don't load on the handhelds.)

Have once more chosen a selection of photos that gives a whiff of the most important thing at our beloved Shelter…HEART…Most of all, take a look at the last newsletter we sent. We’ve included it in “Links”, below…Our newsletters are really, really special. I think you will not have ever seen anything like them. And they’ll give you a real feeling for our core practice---Demonstrative love: Hugging. Touching. Stroking. Reassuring. Kissing…If you like it, you can sign up for them right at the very end.

Please…Keep your support coming…We need all the help we can get.

With love and thanks.

Leslie

Sometimes there are no words for scenes like this.
Sometimes there are no words for scenes like this.
Going to a real home! This guy hit the jackpot.
Going to a real home! This guy hit the jackpot.
Getting a bath from Dr. Pushpa? Very good karma.
Getting a bath from Dr. Pushpa? Very good karma.
Leela...Broken spirited.
Leela...Broken spirited.
Leela...Welcome back to life dear Little One.
Leela...Welcome back to life dear Little One.
They simply love him.
They simply love him.
Thank you...Thank you...Thank you...
Thank you...Thank you...Thank you...
A face only a mother(and everyone here)could love.
A face only a mother(and everyone here)could love.

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Feb 27, 2016

Our first Report...Thank you. Thank you. Thank you

They simply love him.
They simply love him.

Dear People,

We did beautifully in the December Global Challenge...Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For the caring. For the support...It is so, so important to us.

This is our first progress report. I think most of you know that our core practice is demonstrative love. Hugging. Touching. Stroking. Kissing. Reassuring...

Had a very sweet rescue last night. 9:30pm. Was going around Arunachala (the sacred mountain, here) on my Honda Activa to clear my mind. Always carry a napsack of large biscuits with me to feed the Homeless Ones. Tossed one to a male dog that had a bad skin condition caused by a fungal --no hair..skin black. Called Vishwa, our Director of Operations, the one who makes all the animals melt. He was at home seven miles away. Didn't know if I could keep the dog engaged that long. Sat down on the curb next to him. It was pretty far out and unpopulated..Started feeding him Pedigree. After several minutes I gently touched his back and he recoiled a little, but kept eating. Then I waited a few minutes. Finally he surrendered to my touch and I started stroking him.And then massaging his hips. He really liked it. He'd clearly had a hard time for several months.Talking gently to him, I bent over put my hands on either side of his face and kissed his brow. I knew it'd been a long time since he'd received affection. And he melted and gazed up into my eyes...Vishwa showed up. Slowly walked up and sat on the other side of Alfie (we named him Alfie). Sometimes it amazes me how good Vishwa is with animals. How they instinctively love and trust him. His vibration is purity, itself. Well, I stroked Vishwa's arm a few times so Alfie would see he's a friend...And within three or four minutes Alfie was primarily relating to Vishwa. Now I'm very, very good with animals. But Vishwa is very, very, very good. Then Pandi and Prem arrived on a motorcycle...Pandi gently tied Alfie's mouth as Vishwa was holding him...His tail was wagging throughout...Vishwa laughed and said it was because he was massaging his hips. Alfie's in the Shelter now. He'll be with us for a few months. And then with a full, healthy coat, he'll go back to his territory where he'll be most happy. I'm going to include a photo of dear Alfie, below.

We've had a busy December and January: 1,442 visits to our clinic...3,151 treatments of in-hosp & resident creatures...Emergency rescues of 252 creatures (Almost all serious cases. Many puppies. We go out to get most of them--usually during the day, some at night.)...68 sterilizations...315 anti-rabies injections...34 adoptions (We have students going out 100 km, to find good homes for our puppies)...And we treated 154 patients other than dogs. (17 cats, 14 birds, 86 cows & calves, 22 goats, lambs, & sheep, 6 monkeys, 7 rabbits, 1 parrot, 1 snake.)                                  

Wish you all could see the inside of our beloved Shelter. It would gladden your Hearts. Our staff is devoted and loving. The dogs and puppies are not kept in cages but run free and are happy. .

Hoping the selection of photos gives you a whiff of the most important thing...HEART....Most of all, take a look at the newsletter we just sent. We've included it in "Links", below...Our newsletters are really, really special. I think you will have never seen anything like them. And they'll give you a real feeling for our Work...If you like it, you can sign up for them right at the very end.

Please...Keep your support coming...Spread the word Dear Ones...We need all the help we can get...

Blessings...And more blessings....With love and thanks...

Leslie

 

Alfie.
Alfie.
Trust.
Trust.
Da' East End New York Gang.
Da' East End New York Gang.
Our beloved doctors.
Our beloved doctors.
I thought we got more chairs for people.
I thought we got more chairs for people.
Nothing too grand for a Duchess.
Nothing too grand for a Duchess.

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