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Saturday, November 16, 2019

The heartwarming rescue stories of my dogs (Alpha and Delta)


As I begin this journey of blogging, I feel it would not be right to start without giving you all a background to our story. How we rescued our two wonderful pups, Alpha and Delta.


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Well, for as long as I can remember, I have loved animals. I have always felt a bond with them (especially with dogs) which I never felt with my fellow human beings. I would always prefer to go to the relative who had a dog or was friends with street animals. I wanted to get one myself.

Unfortunately, my mother has a fear of dogs. When I asked my parents to get me a puppy, I was told he would poop and pee around the house and my mother would have to clean it as I was too young to take the responsibility of a fellow-creature on my tiny shoulders.

Years passed. Life became busier. Getting a puppy started to become impossible. How to manage such a hectic life and a puppy? My dream of having a four-legged friend became more and more impossible.

The year 2018 was very stressful for me. I was facing difficulties in my personal as well as professional life. All in all, I had reached my breaking point. My husband was very supportive, but living was becoming very hard with severe PTSD and other problems.

November 2018, I came to know that a litter of puppies were freezing in the cold just outside the hostel we used to live in. When we saw them, there were 5 pups in total. All of them were playing despite the cold except one. This one pup was thinner than the others, scared of every passerby and was only chewing on dead leaves. He wouldn't eat when provided with food. This went on for two nights.

On the third night, he seemed like he was starving and malnourished, but due to his extreme fear, he would not come out to eat. That's when my husband and I realized that he would not make it to the next day without our help. Thus we brought Alpha in.

I wrapped his tiny body up in anything I could find. He was shivering so bad. I stayed up with him all night trying to get him to eat. Finally, towards the wee hours of the next morning, he drank some milk. That gave us hope for his survival and we realized that our temporary house guest had become a permanent family member. He was and will always be our first son.

Alpha just brought in from the cold outside
A few days later, on 21st November, 2018 I noticed another batch of litter at the same place. Here too, all the pups were doing great except one who was incredibly tiny. All of the pups had opened their eyes,were exploring the world around them while this one little guy had his eyes closed and was fumbling around. The mother had abandoned them.

I knew I had to help this little guy, otherwise he wouldn't survive. I thought, I will bring him in, feed him and put him back with his family. I did not have enough space to keep two doggos with me in one room. So, I fed this little guy some milk with a dropper and was ready to put him back when my husband came to know of all this. For him, it was love at first sight. Thus, entered Delta Bunny in our lives.

Delta was such a tiny thing. He would fit in my hand
Now, when we reminisce about our time before Alpha and Delta, life just seems so incomplete. It's as if there was a missing piece in the puzzle and Alpha and Delta fit right in.

But things never really go as planned. We had imagined 10-15 years with Alpha and Delta. However, our Alpha died at an early age. He had certain neurological ailments from birth.

We are just happy that we got some amazing months with him. He also lived his life to the fullest in that time. It was very painful and hard to believe that Alpha was not with us anymore. However, my little Delta took it upon himself to comfort his parents, gave us lots and lots of mlerms (kisses), cuddles, hugs and so much love that the devastation we felt on loosing Alpha turned into this determination to save more doggos and give them a better quality of life...

Alpha has taught me so much and I want to honour him whichever way I can. Rest in peace Alpha Honey. Our love for you will stay constant till the day we die.

My sweet boy, Alpha Honey, REST IN PEACE

Alpha vs Delta wrestlemania match:


36 comments:

  1. It is extraordinary.

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  2. That’s a most beautiful story! I called by to leave my thanks for your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. Thank you!

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  3. Thank u for allowing me to join your wonderful group..:)

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  4. Its amazing how these babies can change our lives from the moment they enter it. We are so lucky to have them.
    Beautiful story!! Much love to Delta ❤️❤️

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  5. This story reminds me of trying to save the runt of the litter of one of our dogs. We did everything we could to try to save the puppy. unfortunately none of us could be around long enough to keep him alive. Made me so sad.

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    1. So sorry for your loss. The pain never leaves. Alpha's loss still hurts. Alpha and Delta are the reason I started this blog. I also semi foster 9 dogs in my locality. They are my motivation.

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  6. These stories always fill me with hope and make me really totally and completely excited.

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  7. My sister rescues puppies. and these stories are incredible and heartwarming too....

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  8. You have such a big and incredible heart you rescue two dogs that need a loft and shelter they are now part of your beloved family

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  9. Such a beautiful and caring story. You definitely have an incredible heart. My pup is a rescue and I cannot imagine not having his presence in our home. He's such a beautiful dog.

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  10. These are such beautiful stories. I commend you for adopting and not shopping, by the way. We have two adopted cats and I couldn't imagine ever purchasing an animal from anywhere but a shelter in need.

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  11. Animals are just a beautiful addition to a family. They can show love and loyalty like no othe . More animals need to be adopted from the shelters and not breeders

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  12. Oh these are such wonderful stories. Rescue is so important, thank you for adopting!

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  13. thank you so much! i am also rescuing cats and dogs. it's never really easy but it's a very fulfilling job. <3

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  14. Poor Alpha. But at least for his short life, you were able to bring him joy and love, and he was able to return that.

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  15. Beautifully written. Could feel the warmth of your emotions through your words. Well done !

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  16. You did a great job to rescue dogs. They are faithful and become a part of a family. I could understand your emotions for Alpha, but you did your best to give him a better life.

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  17. Alpha and Delta are adorable and their stories are heartwarming.

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  18. Such beautiful stories. I have never rescued a dog before but we have always had dogs. They can become a part of our families and provide so much love.

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  19. You are a superhero for rescuing those poor dogs! I Thanks for doing what you do and continue to save animals!

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  20. Rescuing dogs is so rewarding! They become a part of your family, even like children.

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  21. You truly do find unconditional love when you take on the responsibility of fur kids. Such a great story for these 2 pups. Glad you found them.

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