Story : A Dog called Capitán

This is certainly a remarkable story. Like the Hachiko.

The dog called Captain

For six years, a dog named  has stayed by his owner’s graveside in Villa Carlos Paz Cordoba, Argentina. Every day at 6pm, he lays by Miguel Guzmán’s headstone, on faithful vigil. The dog’s remarkable story of loyalty began on March 24, 2006, when Miguel, who was Capitán’s owner, passed away. As soon as Capitán realized Miguel was no longer at home, he left to search for him and miraculously managed to find Miguel’s grave in the nearby cemetery. Since then, the dog has stayed by his deceased owner’s side and refuses to return home.

Capitán was reportedly looked after by staff at the cemetery. Although he sometimes returned to his previous home for visits, he always came back to the cemetery to sleep by the grave of his owner.

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Random Beautiful Humans : Pradeep Kumar

Humans of Kochi“A few weeks ago, he was hacked down by some people.”
“Oh why did they do that?”
“This is how people show their anger towards me to cause me pain. Apart being an animal welfare officer, I’m also a slaughterhouse inspector. Hence many don’t like what I do.”

“How did you start rescuing animals?”
“Even during the time of my school days, I used to rescue dogs who got hurt due to road accidents. I used to take care of them and find homes for them.”

“Could you share a rescue-story that has deeply impacted you?”
“Once I got a call to kill a dog. The caller said that the dog is in critical condition and it would be best to end its life rather than making it suffer the pain. I was on my way to Kochi from Thrissur that time, so I told him to wait and not to do anything with the dog. I was in touch with him throughout my drive to ensure that the dog was not killed before I reach there. Finally what I found was a piece of meat lying on the road, whimpering with pain. Someone had poured acid on it and the whole body was in a molten fused state. It had been lying there in that situation for almost two days. People around me were forcing me to kill it. I asked them would you do the same if this happened to any of you. And their reply was – who wants them anyway, it’s high time these dogs are all killed off.

I didn’t bother replying to them because I knew they didn’t deserve any reply. I carried the dog to my car. All the blood, flesh and pus were sticking to my shirt. I took him to Cochin Pet Hospital. The doctor was shocked to see him. He asked me what to do as he felt that there was no way the dog could be saved. I told him, you have to somehow do something or the other.

“What was the doctor’s name?”
“Dr. Sooraj. It took us four and a half hours to save him. We had to remove large amount of dirt which were sticking inside his flesh as people had thrown sand and stones at him. We had to clean all of that.”

“People had thrown sand and stones at him, even when he was lying there burnt in acid?”
“Yes, that’s how cruel the society is. We don’t have even an ounce of a feeling called compassion in our minds!“

“Oh, so how did he then recover?”
“Ricky was not able to sleep even after giving sedation. For acid attacks, the pain will not go even if you give sedatives. For five and a half months, he was not able to sit. He had to stand throughout the period. So we built an adjustable support to help him stand. With medication and proper care, Ricky became a healthy dog.”

“What is the scenario of pet dogs being abandoned in Kochi?”
“We get around 15-20 calls in a day regarding pet dogs found on the streets. 60 percent of the cases are due to people abandoning them due to old-age. Remaining 40 percent is because they don’t want to take care of their dogs when they get sick.”

“Could you elaborate on this?”

“Breeders are abandoning dogs on the streets after they become old and unusable to give birth. There are many people who keep dogs just to show off to their guests. It is a matter of pride for them to make others see that they own German Shepherd, Doberman and other expensive breeds of dogs. First of all, our climate is not suitable for dogs such as Pug, St. Bernard, German Shepherd. These dogs are later thrown into the streets when they grow old. People abandon their pet dogs when they get skin disease, when they get an eye infection, when they get pus in their ears or when the owners change their residence. I have got calls from many saying they have seen a pet dog roaming around nearby their area and if it would be possible for me to take it away. In many cases, these callers are actually the owners of the dogs pretending to be not connected with the dog and they want to somehow get rid of them through me.”

“Oh!”

“Being educated and being cultured are two different things. We are very high in being educated, but very low in being cultured. We have to develop a culture with a sense of responsibility to our society, with a sense of responsibility to the people living in that society, and with a sense of responsibility to the other living beings existing along with those people. Currently we do not have any of these, it’s all destroyed. Now if we want to revive these, they can only be developed through today’s children.”

“So what message do you wish to convey to the society?”

“God has given us abilities – not to plunder the earth and loot people. We all have the ability to love, but we are not willing to use that. We don’t want to see even when we have eyes; we don’t want to hear even when we have ears. A change is needed for all this.

PS: The interviewee, Mr. Pradeep Kumar, founder of KARMMA (Karuna Animal Rescue Ministering and Management Association), passed away last week suffering from a heart attack. We pray that his loved and dear ones get the strength to move on.

Team Propel Steps also share our tribute to such a wonderful human being.


Photo credit: Deepesh PM

This Post was originally written and posted by Humans Of Kochi

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Documentary : The Creation of Dog

Many scientists believe that humans adopted orphaned wolf cubs and nursed them alongside human babies. Once these early adoptees started breeding among themselves, a new generation of tame “wolf-like” domestic animals would result which would, over generations of time, become more dog-like.

The origin of the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) began with the domestication of the Grey Wolf(Canis lupus) tens of thousands of years ago. Genetic and archaeological evidence shows that humans domesticated wolves on more than one occasion, with the present lineage of C. l. familiaris arising at the latest 15,000 years ago as evidenced by the Bonn-Oberkassel site and possibly as early as 33,000 years ago as evidenced by the mtDNA testing on a paleolithic dog‘s remains from the Razboinichya Cave (Altai Mountains).

Must Feel : 10 Messages from Man’s Best Friend “Dog”

Well these are not just words by a pooch, we people all can understand what a relationship is. Life is too short to hurt or betray anyone who loves us true. So be a good companion for people who believe in you as their life. Never let them down.

Puppy

1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well-being.

4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment.

5. You have your work, your entertainment,and your friends. I only have you.

6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understands your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me.

7. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget.

8. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.

9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out too long, or my heart is getting too old and weak.

10. Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I cannot bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for me if you are there, even my death.

- Sincere Courtesy to the Unknown Writer

 

Know : A Big List of Animal Sounds

Here is a big list of how we call the sounds of Animals in English. If you want to know how they call the sounds in any other language, please use this useful website What is Called

Alligators hiss, grunt, roar, quak,
Antelopes snort,
Anteaters hrow, Lesser Anteater.jpg
Badgers growl,
Bats screech, Big-eared-townsend-fledermaus.jpg
Bears growl, groan, moan, roar,
Bees hum, buzz, Honeybee landing on milkthistle02.jpg
Beetles drone, click, Drawing-1.png
Birds chirrup, chirp, twitter, tweet, sing, whistle, Bird Diversity 2013.png
Bitterns boom,  American Bittern Seney NWR 1.jpg
Blackbirds whistle, Common Blackbird (turdus merula).jpg
Bonobos chirp, squeal, screech, shriek, squeak, hoot, Bonobo 0155.jpg
Calves bleat,
Camels grunt, 2011 Trampeltier 1528.JPG
Capuchins chirp, chatter, trill, Capuchin Costa Rica.jpg
Cats mew, purr, meow, miaow, hiss, yowl, screech, caterwaul, Cat poster 2.jpg
Chaffinch ow, Chaffinch (fringilla coelebs) m.jpg
Chickens cluck, cackle, bock, chirp, crow, screech, peep, cockadoodledoo, Female pair.jpg
Chimpanzees pant-hoot, grunt, scream, chatter, screech, bark, Pan troglodytes (male).jpg
Chinchillas squeak, Standardchinchilla.jpg
Cicadas chirp, Tibicen linnei.jpg
Cows moo, low, bawl (calf), bellow, CH cow 2.jpg
Coyotes yelp, cry, snarl, 2009-Coyote-Yosemite.jpg
Crickets chirp, creak,
Crows caw, cah, Corvus-brachyrhynchos-001.jpg
Cuckoos coo, cuckoo,
Curlews pipe, Curlew - natures pics.jpg
Deer bell,
Dingos bark, cry, Dingo walking.jpg
Dogs bark, woof, arf, bay, bow-wow, howl, yap, YellowLabradorLooking new.jpg
Dolphins click, Bottlenose Dolphin KSC04pd0178.jpg
Donkeys bray, hee-haw, Donkey 1 arp 750px.jpg
Doves coo-coo, Rock dove - natures pics.jpg
Ducks quack, Bucephala-albeola-010.jpg
Eagles scream,  
Elephants trumpet, roar, moan, rumble,
Emus drum, Emu-wild.jpg
Falcons chant, Brown-Falcon,-Vic,-3.1.2008.jpg
Ferrets dook, Ferret 2008.png
Flies buzz, hum, Diptera1.jpg
Foxes bark, yelp, simper, Fuzzy Freddy.jpg
Frogs croak, ribbit, gribbit, Caerulea3 crop.jpg
Geese cackle, gobble, hiss, honk, quack,
Gibbons whoop, chirp, screech, wail, Hylobates lar pair of white and black 01.jpg
Giraffes bleat,
Goats bleat, baa, Hausziege 04.jpg
Gorillas hoot, bark, grunt, whine, pock, pant, Male gorilla in SF zoo.jpg
Grasshoppers chirp, Young grasshopper on grass stalk02.jpg
Guinea pigs squeak, Two adult Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus).jpg
Hamsters squeak, Syrian hamster filling his cheek pouches with Dandelion leaves.JPG
Hares squeak, Hare.jpg
Hens cackle, cluck Female pair.jpg
Hermit crabs chirp,
Hippopotamuses bellow, rumble, roar, growl, Hippopotamus - 04.jpg
Hogs grunt, snort, Female pair.jpg
Horses neigh, snort, whinny, nicker, sputter, Nokota Horses cropped.jpg
Humans whisper, hum, whistle, cry, scream, sing, talk, moan, laugh, sputter, mimic other animals, coo, Akha cropped hires.JPG
Hummingbirds hum, twitter, Archilochus-alexandri-002-edit.jpg
Hyenas laugh, scream, whoop,
Jackals gecker, howl, Jackal Cape cross 2009.JPG
Jays chatter, screech, Garrulus glandarius 1 Luc Viatour.jpg
Kangaroos chortle,
Koalas scream, bellow, wail, Koala climbing tree.jpg
Komodo dragons growl, snarl, hiss, Komodo dragon with tongue.jpg
Lambs bleat, baa, Flock of sheep.jpg
Larks sing, warble, Alauda arvensis 2.jpg
Linnets chuckle, Carduelis cannabina -England -male-8.jpg
Lions roar, growl, Lion waiting in Namibia.jpg
Llamas maw, Llama lying down.jpg
Magpies chatter,
Mice squeak and squeal, Мышь 2.jpg
Monkeys chatter, gecker, gibber, whoop, screech,
Moose bellow, Moose superior.jpg
Mosquitoes whine, Mosquito 2007-2.jpg
Narwhals squeal,
Nightingales pipe, sing, warble, Nachtigall (Luscinia megarhynchos)-2.jpg
Okapis cough, bellow, Okapia johnstoni -Marwell Wildlife, Hampshire, England-8a.jpg
Orangutans Groan, grunt, smooch, wheeze, chirp, squeal, sputter, Orang Utan, Semenggok Forest Reserve, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia.JPG
Ostriches chirp, bark, hiss, low hum, Ostriches cape point cropped 2.jpg
Owls hoot, scream, screech, shriek Athene noctua (cropped).jpg
Oxen bellow, low,
Parrots mimic a variety of sounds, screech, squawk,
Peacocks scream, Paonroue.JPG
Peafowls scream,
Pigs snort, grunt, squeal, oink, Sow with piglet.jpg
Pigeons coo, Rock dove - natures pics.jpg
Porpoises whistle, click Harbor.Porpoise.4.jpg
Prairie dogs bark,
Puffins chirp, Puffin002.jpg
Queleas chatter,
Rabbits squeak, drum, growl (when cornered) Rabbit in montana.jpg
Raccoons trill, Raccoon climbing in tree - Cropped and color corrected.jpg
Rats squeak, eek, brux, Rattus norvegicus 1.jpg
Ravens croak,
Rhinoceros bellow, Diceros bicornis.jpg
Robins chirp, Rouge gorge familier - crop (WB correction).jpg
Rooks caw, Corvus frugilegus -Dartmoor, Devon, England-8.jpg
Roosters crow,
Seagulls scream, squawk, mew Seagull in flight by Jiyang Chen.jpg
Seals bark, Pinniped collage.png
Sheep bleat, baa,
Snakes hiss, Coast Garter Snake.jpg
Sparrows chirp, twitter, House Sparrow mar08.jpg
Squirrels squeak, chatter, click,
Stags bellow, Red deer stag 2009 denmark.jpg
Swallows twitter, squeal, Red-rumpedSwallow01.jpg
Swans cry, Cygnus olor 2 (Marek Szczepanek).jpg
Tapirs whistle, squeak, Tapirus terrestris.jpg
Tigers growl, roar, snarl, Tiger in the water.jpg
Thrushes whistle, sing, American Robin 0025.jpg
Tokay Geckos croak, Tokay.jpg
Turkeys gobble, 2006-ca-turkey.jpg
Vervets chirp, chatter, grunt, bark, coo, sputter,
Vultures scream, Eagle beak sideview A.jpg
Walruses groan, Noaa-walrus22.jpg
Whales sing, Eubalaena glacialis with calf.jpg
Wolves howl, cry, yell, Wolf, voor de natuur, Saxifraga - Jan Nijendijk.5097.jpg
Wrens trill, warble, Cistothorus palustris Iona.jpg
Yaks low, moan, Bos grunniens at Letdar on Annapurna Circuit.jpg
Zebras whinny, whoop,

Note : The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject says Wikipedia

Courtesy and Source : Wikipedia