Today is Adoption day for Zelda. I wondered down to an event held by The World For All Animal Care & Adoptions, a registered Mumbai-based animal welfare NGO. They held an event on November 22 & 23rd at the Smt. Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Homoeopathic Medical College, Irla, Vile Parle where baby cats and dogs who have been abandoned or are strays were up for adoption.
I have never been to an Adoption Day, it was quite the scene entering the venue, there were many people walking around, a great selection of puppies and cats and best of all the happy mood that everyone was in.
I was in the lookout for adopting a puppy for months now and could not make my mind, however being at the adoption day just made me take a decision and take a lovely female pariah dog puppy. Her original name was Snowy but she is just 2 months of age and will not remember – so I have taken advantage of the situation and named her Zelda. – The name comes after a princess in the popular video game by Nintendo – Zelda & the Ocarina of Time – A princess who does not give up hope on a warrior who is to struggle to find his bravory, courage and determination to save the world from all evil.
So Zelda had nothing done on her – meaning no vaccinations, she was just up for adoption and was taken care by a very nice appearing girl named Shruti. (she was nice) – so I knew she had been safe for those few weeks of her life.
Zelda now is living with me in a flat in Khar, where she has her own play crate 4×5 size – so that she can understand the boundaries and limits of her reach – commonly known as crate training. I took her to the vet to get her checked and she is too young to get any shots! – weighing at 4.4kg this week, she will have to wait for 2 more weeks to get the shot – after which, I will finally be able to take her for walks and train her to not crap and piss all over the house :/
In the time being – I leave you with some instagram shots where you can see she is doing just fine! – probably living a better life than me!! I cook for her, brown rice with veggies and meat, all stirred in with an egg – probably a more complete meal than mine.. but she loves it, although she sniffs out the meat and leaves the rice behind haha.
She is definitely a cutie and I am glad to have her as my life companion.