We are so happy to inform that Whitie has been adopted yesterday, January 23, by a family living in a landed property with another dog sister and 3 young children to play with. The kind lady Ms. J corresponded with us and arranged to pick Whitie up almost immediately as the family loves black dog with white markings.
When Ms. J came to see the pups, all four ran out to greet her and she exclaimed how cute they are. She also saw Blackie sitting a distance away. According to Mrs. J, Labs are prized for their good nature and temperament as well as their ‘soft’ touch. In fact, in UK, they accompany pheasant hunters to retrieve the birds and with their ‘soft touch’, the birds are not ravaged nor bloodied when these dogs carry the birds in their mouth. Blackie on the other hand has always been timid and docile. She has always been bullied by the other dogs and would never retaliate against them when they steal her food, she does not even chase away the birds. With both sides of the pups’ family and their good temperament, we do know that these pups are non-biters and non aggressive.
It was demonstrated so when Ms. J picked up Whitie. There was no aggression nor barks but a peaceful happy serenity that one was going to a good home. Whitie seemed to enjoy the attention. In fact two of her sisters followed along and we had to lure them back with food so they wouldn’t get into the car as well. Ms. J will keep in touch with us and let us know how Whitie is progressing as well as her new name. According to her SMS today, Whitie has been called with several different names as no one could decide which is better, but she has reported that everything is fine and Whitie is doing well and their other dog has taken to the new addition well.
Just this afternoon, January 24, Friendie has been adopted by a family living in a house with a garden, with a 12 year old daughter, dogs and cats. They had seen our poster and contacted us immediately. Upon seeing the pups, they couldn't decide which as all of them were cute and friendly. In the end, they took Friendie, who just like Whitie, was quiet while being carried by her new best friend, the little girl. Friendie basked in the attention and our last looks of Friendie is of her sitting happily in car, with her head on the little girl's lap. Yes it was a beautiful sight. The family fell in in love with all of them but could only take one. They were concerned for the remaining two and will ask around for homes for them. They too will keep us in the loop of how Friendie is doing.
Keep a look out for our blog on more pictures and stories of Whitie and Friendie and their new homes.
We are very glad to meet such nice people like Ms. J and believe it or Friendie's new mommy is also Ms. J... And the best part of these two families is that they were interested in the these pups not for the breed they carry. In our earlier posters which we had circulated, we had only put them as Ebony Pups. We did not let people know their father was a Lab, although we had seen him with Blackie when she was on heat, because the first few people we had approached for the pups were apprehensive in adopting a pup from a big sized dog. When these two ladies contacted us, all they wanted was a little black female pup they could adopt to fit into their household, they did not ask, neither did they care the breed of the Ebony Pups. They just wanted a local cross dog who would fit into their family. This truly exemplify their love for dogs as breed had no bearing on their adoption interest. The rehoming was done quickly, with no hesitation as the families were prepared having discussed thoroughly about a new addition.
Thank you, Ms. J (Whitie's mum) and Ms. J (Friendie's mum) and your families for extending your love to Blackie's pups. Both of you had asked us what we will do for Blackie after her pups are rehomed and we are very touched that you not only cared for her pups but for her as well. The best you can do for Blackie has already been done as you have welcomed the pups into your homes. What you can give them now is all your love and a home for as long as they live. If Blackie could talk, this is what she would have said. She never had what they have, love, a family and a home and she would not want them to travel the same journey she took. On behalf of Blackie, thank you for giving her precious pups a chance at love.
These two adoptions are a big boost for us as we have been very worried for them as there had been a lot of queries but no confirmed takers. Whitie and Friendie going to good homes is a huge, happy and special Chinese New Year Ang Pow (Red Packet) for all of us.
We have also received several calls for fostering these pups and we are grateful for the kind families who have offered. For now we think it best the last two sisters stay together as fostering will mean splitting them up with no definite plans. We are still looking for on-site adoptions first and these fosterers will be activated should we come to the crunch. Should the third pup be adopted, we may take the last pup and put her in a foster home as we don't want her to be alone. That is the time we will need the foster home.
Cara met all her babies, for the first time since they were adopted. As some of you who have been following her story may know, Cara has been an extremely devoted mother. When we first rescued her from the site where she was found and decided to relocate her family to the Kennels, she had allowed us to pick up her pups but very anxiously followed us as we gathered them up. She had followed our footsteps as we took each pup and into a box in the car. The last small pup was wedged tightly in between heavy planks and Cara had nosed us anxiously when the pup had yelped in anger while we pulled it out.
Cara and pups just before and after their rescue
Throughout the journey in the car, Cara insisted on climbing into the box which was only big enough for her 3 pups, yet she had squeezed herself into the box, half sitting, half standing, as if protecting her pups during the ride there. Her love and concern is amazing when we have seen other mother dogs react differently.
Cara and Zen, they look so alike, can you tell who is who?
Hint : Cara is in the blue collar
Then a week after that, we managed to arrange for a visit to Silver and Raven’s new home. Together with Zen, we took Cara to their place. Their first meeting was not as solemn as the one when Cara met Zen as two frisky pups running all over couldn’t recreate a quiet moment. But we did see Cara again nosing both these two while they crouched in front of mommy with their tails wagging furiously. When Zen later joined the gathering, ooh, what a ruckus it was. It became a little chaotic as Zen reminded her sisters who the big sister was. She chased both the smaller pups and Raven went to hide, reminiscent of the old days when she was always hiding in between the heavy planks.
Silver and Raven have each other for company and their owner have said they are good with visitors and children. Silver is the more docile and obedient pup and much treasured by the adults as she listens and behaves, while the kids love Raven as she is active and playful. Throughout the visit, we could see how much Silver and Raven would run to their owner to give him a kiss. He has given them much love and security and have renovated his patio to accommodate these two pups to give them a safe place to play. They are both good watch-dogs too and bark at strangers but it is Silver who is brave and fearless and stand guard (just like Cara) while Raven hides (haha) after barking.
Silver and Raven. Silver has pointed ears.
Yes all the three pups are doing well. They have adjusted well to their new families and paid back for their rescue with their love, loyalty and devotion to their new families. We cannot ask for more. Zen has grown big in size, much like when she was just a baby, the biggest and alpha and that has not changed much. Zen looks the most like Cara. Silver is fearless and brave like Cara and Raven is the active pup like Cara too. Yes, we can see her in all three of them, they truly are Cara’s beloved pups. They have inherited her traits and goodness and we are very happy for them. Although Cara can’t talk, we are sure she feels much like us. She had done a good job protecting and nursing them when they needed that and their new adopted families have carried on that love and protection and now they are on their way to adulthood, giving their hearts to those whom they love.
It remains for Cara to be finally adopted too but for now she is happy with her new Pack, her kennel friends and she is eating well. In fact she looks plumb and is always ready to greet visitors with her usual effervescent self. In fact since we ran the story of Cara in our blog and how much she had protected her babies, a kind lady (Ms. J) has been sponsoring for Cara's boarding and full medical. Cara is the first sterilised and most fully vaccinated dog in our Pack such was her sponsorer's kindness. Sweet Cara, Devoted Cara, Loyal Cara, Mia Cara. We sure are thankful we chanced upon her when she needed us most and very glad she chose the right path to take - follow us to safety. God had His eye upon her and led us to her.
Zen’s story (as told by Zen’s new family, L and J)
We love dogs, of all shapes and sizes, breed or no breed. Some people have "psychological doubts" about BLACK dogs, but we certainly LOVE them. By past encounters with them has told me that black dogs/cats are actually among the most intelligent and loyal group of animals.
Zen is coming to 5 months old now, she is looking a lot like her mum CARA. About half Cara’s size, and she is still growing. Being the Alpha pup in Cara’s litter, she is super active (just like her mum). She has been with us for 3 months now and boy, she has grown - tremendously. We are happy that she is eating very well, and has the most lovely coat of black, soft satin hair now.
Smart and beautiful Zen.
She looks like seal with four legs such is the beauty of her fur
The area where she lives looks like a mini war zone everyday and our common view. Well, we guess that this is the little compromise we accept until she becomes a mature adult. We realise her natural house-guarding instinct recently. Woofing at the Bangladesh workers, barking at earthworms on the floor, pouncing on the birds that steal her food. She knows when we are almost home and waits eagerly at the gate, when the owner's bicycle reaches the roundabout without sight or sound, when the owner is near the door step. No matter how quietly we creep towards her, she can always smell us out. Wagging her tail or should i say, whole body in excitement and happiness.
Adoption or Fostering – Litter of TWO EBONY PUPS
A litter of TWO beautiful glossy shiny fur of jet black puppies. One is full black and the one with beautiful white markings but both look alike - beautiful and fat. They are healthy as we feed them every day and we also know the mother is still nursing them.
This video was taken first week of January 2009, when there were still five pups.
Our beautiful Ebony pups
Individual pups based on our observation :
Lil’ Sis – Full black. The smallest and quietest. The homebody. This is probably the one who would make the least noise and the most docile and obedient.
Indy - Has a slight tinge of white on the tips of her right back and front toe. Indy is the independent sister. She is smart and brave and has her own mind.
Can you help them beat the odds -
Prove the world wrong
Black is Cool,
The Ebony Pups
To help save them, we need adopters - 9838 3820 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HORLICKS for adoption
Horlicks is Urgently looking for a home.
Name : Horlicks
Age : Approximately 1 year plus
Breed : Cross
Temperament : Gentle and Mild, Very friendly with people and children. Loves to play.Macho dog with a soft heart. Excellent family dog.