Pure Eyes – Digging Old Memories

**This is a repost of an old post. There were many posts made in the early stages of the blog, which have or haven’t received the viewership they probably should have. This is the first of many reposts to be made once in a while. Hope you like it**

This photo is of the street pup (and it’s family!) me and my family literally raised. This one is actually the mother’s 2nd time off springs. The entire 1st batch died (sadly!) or the remaining cute  ones were taken away.

This time we made sure that we raise them and they survive. This is from 2009.

There were 4 of them when this picture was taken.

These pups went through a lot. After complaints from some residents (who could ever complain about these innocent souls!), the municipal corp. took ’em away, cut their ear to mark them, and left them in the streets.

We thought they were gone for good. Everyone was sad, my little sister probably the saddest. We actually cried for these pups (of course we would, they were our own!).

But about a week later, they came back! I was in my room on the 1st floor when I heard a pup barking. I ran down the house and into the adjacent bi-lane. We hugged and cried, literally (crying was mainly done by us, tail wagging and licking by them :P).

All 4 of them died a few weeks later, sadly.

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” 

~ Martin Buber

Preetam Nath


167 responses to “Pure Eyes – Digging Old Memories

  1. Hi, unfortunately your pictures aren’t coming through on my mobile. Do you suppose there’s a technical issue?

    • It takes time. It’s working on my mobile. I suggest you try again. If there’s an issue, open the “DESKTOP” version in your mobile browser itself.

      That should solve it.

  2. Hi There

    Thanks for popping by my blog. Glad I followed you back here. These are really beautiful photos.

    The story had a ‘sad’ ending, but I’m glad the puppies brought you joy, as you did for them. Pretty cool story.


  3. Well, most offspring are appealing, from ours on through the other mammals…likely to help parents put up with them, I suppose. Probably also helps that there’s usually not much meat on them, proportionately speaking…

    I’ve a sneaking suspicion that while we’re feeling say, wistful curiosity when we see expressions like these, the actual thought going on is more like: “Food?”

    Seems curious that such vocal, concerned folk as dog and cat lovers tend to include haven’t reacted to the widespread policy of local government to price and regulate pet ownership out of reach for growing numbers of people…

    • “I’ve a sneaking suspicion that while we’re feeling say, wistful curiosity when we see expressions like these, the actual thought going on is more like: “Food?””

      HAHA nailed it there 🙂

  4. Love those eyes….Pure is a perfect word. I’m sad for what you went through. But you showed the others love when you had them and that’s important. And the survivors all know love from your family. That’s so nice.

  5. When you see the innocence in a dog’s eyes, especially a puppy, you can’t help but realize there is true evil in the world, that is, when some abuse these creatures for fun. A person who can look at those eyes and hurt an animal for enjoyment has a cold, hard, inhumane heart.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. How wonderful for you and your family!! I’m going through the same thing right now, with some street kitties (getting them spayed and released)… It’s so easy to become attached to them. Kudos to you all! And what BEAUTIFUL images.

  7. 🙂 ur photos remind me of the street pups my bro used to raise up..against my parents wish…:-)

  8. Such lovely innocent eyes, those poor little dogs. Are there any animal rights agencies there, that help to neuter cats and dogs, so they won’t produce litters that end up starving and mistreated?

  9. I’m so moved by your story. These beautiful creatures who belong on this planet as much as we do, have a right to be loved and cared for and to live. I’m so glad to hear that they eventually found their way home back to you and that for their last week there was a lot of joy, and love in their lives. Thank you for sharing with us 🙂

  10. I love dogs – I read this last night, and then dreamt I had two of these dogs and even remember feeling their notched ears. 🙂 You take beautiful photos, btw!

  11. stunning photos.

    I often find my dog staring up at me with his big brown eyes and I wonder just what’s going on in that little doggie brain of his. 🙂

      • I’m sure it does 😦

        Pets bring so much to our lives. I have a dog that I absolutely adore. He’s only two years old and has a fatal heart condition. It’s so terrible to think about him dying, but I will never regret having had the opportunity to love him.

        Take care my friend 🙂

  12. I’ve heard abut puppy love. But I thought that pertained to young men being infatuated with a member of the opposite sex. Now I really know what puppylove is. You have enlightened me. Beautiful doggies and great photography. Thank you for this and for liking the birthday poem about my son. Heard good news today. Nick has been made an Equity Partner in his law firm. Not bad for a young 40 year old.

  13. Thank you for visiting’ my blog and liking my poem “a Dog Named Gracie” I see you are a dog lover too! I have liked many of your photos, comments, quotes and have shared tthem on facebook and my blog. I will be following you.

  14. Hello! Thank you for liking one of my posts on my blog ‘Brain Lesion and Me’, I hope you will return and read more posts. Your dogs are absolutely gorgeous, I also love dogs, and have one myself whom I wouldn’t be without.

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  18. Hello 7theaven; I just wanted to share with you that I often stop by to take a look at your Vibrant photos. I have like each and every one of those that I have viewed. However, I’ve not clicked on the like so allow me to correct this now. For past photos, present and future photos of great quality. I LIKE(*****) you have my 5 star vote!

  19. This is so deeply moving. Thank you for sharing this.

    My wife and I have adopted two stray dogs ourselves and hope to be able to do much more if and when we have more space. I can only say that I know what you mean when you say that they are your pups. The bond we feel with our dogs is beyond description and what you wrote touches on that bond exactly.

  20. precious pups, and precious the human eyes that found and took them in… thank you for posting.

  21. Reblogged this on Joie Anne and commented:
    beautiful picture. I know how challenging it is when taking a photograph of any animal because they aren’t like models that you can tell/demand to pose and freeze however you want them to be pose.

  22. Such a cute innocent eyes of a pup. Quite shocked to read such a news about the puppy.
    And I would like to thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry for liking our post “Hooked”. God bless you.

  23. Awww, these are just the sweetest looking puppies! This makes me tear up because I know I wouldn’t be able to bear losing puppies like that….

  24. So sad 😦 But they were absolutely beautiful pups! You’re a great photographer – thanks for the like on my blog 🙂

  25. Puppies need to have their distemper and rabies shots. They obviously picked it up when they were gone. Your neighbors knew you cared for them but not enough. If you didn’t care enough to innoculate them, you surely weren’t going to spay/neuter them either, thus creating more of a problem. When you do this like children, you are part of the problem not part of the solution. You find a resue group when the puppies are weaned. Prferably you innoculate them, spy/neuter them for the organization to lower their costs. Find an organization that has strict adoption rules. That’s the way to do it. Not like children. I have saved about 500 dogs this way. It’s the only way to avoid being part of the problem. I think you just wanted love for saving them. That didn’t help them, did it.

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