Joy is a nice mud bath
Freedom at Noah's Ark - Happily rolling in the mud.
Dogs in every available space.... they just want to be near visitors
A small glimpse of a bigger picture.
Dogs of all imaginable size, shape, color and breed.
But all happy happy faces and tails
If we described it like a place of bliss, it sure is, even to us humans, it truly is a paradise on earth. And we’re just talking about dogs here. Wait till you see the horses, beautiful beautiful glossy and contented looking horses. They were friendly, not nippy, not unhappy but well looked after, all well groomed and statesque in size and height except Melody the small white friendly little pony which all the kids absolutely adore as she is just like their height.
Yummy ! any more carrots or apples? Please? Please....
One of the several beautiful and friendly horses there. They would love your gifts of apples, carrots and fruits.
Photographs courtesy of N. Carroll & J. Lim
Then there are the cats in the cattery and some in the main lodge but we didn’t manage to spend much time with them as we were so busy playing with the dogs. And there were the rabbits, still in their temporary abode and soon will have their own area where they run and play freely. We are looking forward to that soon. And the lone monkey who grabs each dog’s tail when they got too close. Oh yes, that one was hilarious and mischevious. And the turtles… and the fish.. and the… and it seems as if the list is never-ending.
Cats, cats, glorious cats. Sleek, glossy, tumbling cats
From the small creatrues to the big,
Unusual strays are welcomed. All are precious creatures at Noah'sArk
It does appear that Noah’s Ark is like a place from the garden of Eden where animals and humans live together and roam free – each with their own space, everyone is respected and important in their own right.
How wonderful it is, that in this day and age, one can still find a place where one can not only see but also experience and feel the love given to dogs and cats and all those other animals, tendered so carefully and with so much compassion not for publicity nor credit nor merit but "just because". Yes the ‘just because’ is important as it is unexplainable - it is love that only people who love their pets can understand. A love that does not expect anything in return. That is the heart of Noah’s Ark. The founder and volunteers have carried through the word ‘love and care’ to its fullest understanding. Mankind was given charge to be caretakers of this land and the animals created and Noah’s Ark exemplifies this.
It mattered and hurt us more to see BoBo with three legs, what a cruel shame on mankind to subject such a lovely dog to do an act so desperate and agonising, but it didn’t appear to bother her now as she thrives in the love and care this sanctuary has give her. Here she is one of them, a new family where 2 or 3 or 4 legs does not matter.
Wonderful place, amazing dogs. We know this will not be our last visit. We only talk of the dogs and we haven’t really met the cats, neither have we made much friends with the horses and rabbits. Yes we need to go back. We have seen a glimpse of paradise and we want more. Do visit Noah’s Ark when you get a chance. It will be a time and place you will not forget.
Humphrey’s little tale
I’m Humphrey! I’m a pretty good looking 2 month old, male chocolate cross breed! I’ve got a stunning coat and a brown little snout to boast of. Sadly, things haven’t always been this great! My mummy seems to have been so busy trying to take care of my siblings and I that she lost count of us all eventually.
Teardrops for Adoption
Estimated 3 to 4 month old Teardrops
Teardrops so named so because she has the saddest look in her eyes with black vertical lines all the way down and a white coloured body with a brown head, so imperfectly mix match to be perfect. Poor, pitiful TearDrops found roaming alone in the western part of Singapore. Where she came from, her litter, her mom, no one knows.
Estimated to be three to four months old, she seemed out of place in an area where the big adult strays roam. She was crying and whining as she roamed aimlessly and as our feeder gave her some food, she accepted it but a little skittish and wary still of strangers as she has probably been subject to kicks. The adult strays there have tried their bullying on her, some even humping her and helpless Teardrops can only sit and whimper piteously as she can't run faster than them.
With no plans for now and no support yet, the feeder will carry on feeding Teardrops but it will be good if someone can help to adopt this pup onsite. For those who are interested in fostering, do email. There are no plans yet on how to approach this and the next few weeks will be spent on attempting to build a trust between Teardrops and feeder.
If you have a place in your home for pitiful Teardrops, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tribute to Davee
Davee was an exceptional dog,
in more ways than one.
Thank you Davee for gracing us with your presence.
You have taught us more than we have you.