2 Weeks! 2 Weeks!

Many of you will not get the movie reference above but if you do, tell me and I will bestow upon you love.

So, why '2 Weeks' as a blog title? I hear you ask. Well, that is how long it has taken me to get my life in order over here in India and to start working with International Animal Rescue.

This morning I made my first solo drive to Assagao from Arambol (18km) and spent 4 lovely hours walking dogs, almost getting bitten and struggling to get some back into their kennels. But really, it was lovely, I played with tiny kittens and feel like I am earning the trust of a very sick and very shy cat. I can't wait to see her again tomorrow. I also saw a dog who had been in a fight and had his nads... um... ripped open. It was fascinating to see how cool he was with it and also just kind of fascinating to see inside. I know, grim.

The people at IAR Goa are amazing. I found out today that they carry out 200 neutering/spaying operations a week on cats and dogs from the area. It seems like such a high number but really it's only the tip of the iceberg. The stray animal/breeding problem is here is quite large and I only hope I can make a little bit of difference to each of the little souls I come into contact with.

So yes, things are great. Thank you so much to every body who has donated so far. You really are making a difference!

India: The Arrival

I have arrived in India!

The the sun is shining, weather is humid and I have nothing much to report apart from sleep, which I gather is probably disappointing for you to read.

I'm not completely sure that it's jet lag of some description; I think it's very likely just exhaustion from the huge build up of getting here. Looking back, I barely stopped, I was always doing something or seeing someone and now I can have a couple of days to myself and if that involves laying down, occasionally reading a book and sleeping, so be it.

Tomorrow I'll be getting a scooter and I'm hoping to use my bargaining powers (although rusty) to get a good discount for long term rental. After that there will be no stopping me and I'll have tales of animal rescue galore.