Friday, February 26, 2010

Mata

“Mata” stands for “eyes” in Malay. Many will say, for living beings, the eyes are windows to the soul. Have you ever been blindfolded, and led about? Know how it feels? Insecure, fearful and frustrating? How about being a stray, without food and water and shelter, and without your sense of sight too? One can only imagine the worst – an easy target for being rounded up, getting hurt by industrial tools or more often than not, becoming road kill.

Mata, as so he was named, was spotted by a volunteer on her routine feeding. Upon first sight, he looked fine when he came running out from his so-called home in a construction site. Due to the way he was moving, she presumed that he being protective of his food, as food was scarce being a stray. But when Mata finally looked up, she was taken aback to see that he had grayish eyes.



Mata in the animal carrier, not the least bit frightened. He knew the volunteer was going to help him!


The volunteer moved closer to him, slowly patted him to get to know him. Being young and friendly, Mata simply wagged his tail, and gave her a few licks. The volunteer held Mata’s head up slightly higher, and took a close look at his eyes. Both his eyes were cloudy, and she could not see the pupils of his eyes. It looked as though he has lost his sight completely, but was still able to see vaguely when she did a simple eye test. The volunteer went back with a heavy heart, with images of Mata deeply etched in her heart.

The next week came about and Mata’s eyes seemed to have gotten worse. He stood far inside the construction site waiting, wagging his tail upon sensing the excitement from his fellow siblings, but did not know who or what it was about. The volunteer called out to him a couple of times and his ears twitched and tail wagged even faster, but it took a while for him to gradually venture out to the entrance.



The volunteer decided that she could not leave him in the lurch. He was a happy five month old puppy and had a good ten years or more ahead of him. Perhaps “good” is not such an appropriate word, as all of us know just how harsh the life of strays are. But how could she close both her eyes, and move on knowing that he will not last very long in this state? Feeling unsettled, the volunteer decided to bring him to the vet.



Being young and trusting, he was easily caught and the volunteer was extremely thankful for that. She brought him to Mt Pleasant Sunset Way and along the way, though nervous and salivating as this was probably his first car ride, the volunteer could hear his tail wagging – it was thumping against the side of the carrier whenever he was called. Such a sweet boy!

To our delight, Dr Heng who examined Mata informed us that Mata was actually not totally blind yet. The cloudiness in his eyes are caused by parasitic infection or bacterial infection, but as Mata was a stray, the doctors will not know what is the exact cause of his loss of sight as there could be many unknown factors unless we run numerous, costly tests on him. However, Mata actually still has some sight left; but it is like looking through a frosted glass – meaning he can only see vague images.


Imagine how Mata sees the world through his eyes...


Nonetheless, most cases are curable and with proper medication and application of eyedrops, the cloudiness should clear in a few weeks. We literally jumped in joy when we heard that. However, Mata was also diagnosed as anemic, which wasn't hard to cure, and was prescribed medicine to treat that as well.

The volunteer delightfully brought Mata home from the vet, and bathed him for the very first time in his life. So many fleas and ticks came out with the bath, poor boy. He was surprisingly calm during the bath, and he certainly looked lighter colored after that!


Mata, looking much cleaner after his bath.


The volunteer brought Mata to the fosterer’s place, where Mata was introduced to the fosterer’s resident dog at a park near her place first before Mata was brought into her house.


Harry, the fosterer's dog and Mata getting along well!



Mata enjoying his food


The silly boy greeted everyone with his happy wag and sniffed around curiously, checking out the place. The fosterer was very kind to let Mata sleep in her resident dog’s bed which was currently not being used, and Mata fell asleep within minutes! Guess he must have been tired out from all the traveling and bathing. What a baby!



Mata asleep on a dog bed. Probably the softest thing he has laid his head on in a long time...




Living it up now that his condition has improved!


Current update: Mata is available for adoption! He is 5-6 months old now, vaccinated and garden trained. Friendly, loyal and fun loving (as all puppies are). If you are interested, please call Ruth @ 96314050.

We would also like to thank Mrs Y.G for kindly helping us with Mata's medical bills.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FINAL CALL for Animal Communication!

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

What is Animal Communication?

Noah’s Ark has the pleasure of working with Ms Rosina Arquati (See http://rosina.wordpress.com/ ) Rosina is a natural animal communicator and some of our core volunteers had the honour of training under her tutelage.

For more information, please take a look at the newspaper article. Click to enlarge!


Rosina has devoted herself to the care and understanding of animals, with compassion from her heart and her caring and loving character. Rosina is aware of the importance of animal communication in helping people to appreciate animals as amazing companions, and in guiding people to come to better understand their pets, so that, via animal communication, special bonding and relationships can grow between human beings and animals. As more people come to value and understand animals, fewer animals will be abandoned.



Rosina visiting Noah's Ark


If you have always wondered why your dog is afraid of certain sounds, dislikes certain people or places, enjoys marking certain parts of your sofa, etc – this would be an excellent opportunity to meet Rosina and find out why they do the things they do.




The animals @ Noah's Ark have told her how happy they are to be at Noah's Ark


Or perhaps you have more serious concerns such as ; your dog is unwell and you would like to know which part of the dog is hurting, why your dog is limping, not eating. Or perhaps your dog has been lost or kidnapped. Rosina may be able to help you. Please note that when Rosina advices you about your dog’s health, it is recommended that you follow up on her advice, with a visit to a Vet.





Rosina chatting with Lynda at Noah's Ark


Noah’s Ark is organizing a fund raising dinner, with a brief talk on Animal Communication.

Event Details

Date: 8th March 2010, Monday


Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm (Dinner will be served at 7.30pm)

Price: S$80.00 per pax (Dinner is limited to 50 pax)

Includes: Dinner and an introduction on Animal Communication by Ms Rosina Arquati

Venue: Hiroki88@Infusion
Blk 16A Dempsey Road
S(247695)

**Please click here for location map http://www.dempseyhill.com/location.htm . Do click on the image below for a write up done on the location.



Dinner Menu

Your dinner is inclusive of a 3 course meal and a standard drink. Please let us know your choice for the main course:
(a) Fish
(b) Chicken or
(c) Vegetarian

Your menu for the night will be prepared by Chef Hiroki Yoshitake. For more information, kindly take a look at his writeup below.




Special Cocktail & Mocktail

These drinks are specially concocted for the evening. Costing just $15 per drink, proceeds from the sales of this drink will be kindly donated by Infusion to Noah’s Ark CARES.

Programme for the Evening
**(subject to changes)

6.30pm Registration Opens
6.30pm – 7.30pm Unwind after a hard day’s work.
Chat with other pet owners.
Have a cocktail / mocktail, in aid of Noah’s Ark.

7.30pm – 8.30pm Dinner

8.15pm – 9.00pm Talk on Animal Communication by Rosina. It will be hosted by Mr Vernon Cornelius.

9.00pm - 10.00pm Networking


Vernon giving Mozart a pat and Raymund looking on.

How To Register?

1.Send an email to info@noahsarkcares.com
Subject heading “Animal Communication” Date of the dinner (March 8 OR 10) Number of people attending with their full names and contact details Choice of main course for dinner Payment to be made via internet banking – pls see right column of our blog for bank details (either OCBC or DBS)

Noah's Ark would like to thank Rosina for her time and contribution to Noah’s Ark and the animal kingdom.

SORRY, we regret to inform you that PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE VENUE.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Seniors for Seniors

The companionship and devotion of a pet is something that brings joy to life. Our fondest memories and funniest stories often include that certain 4-legged member of the family. The feeling that a pet can inspire has a positive affect on the animal and it's guardian. A feeling that should be enjoyed throughout life.

Having a pet keeps a Senior company and provides a two-way care for both human and companion animal.

If you know of a senior person who could do with having a dog in their life, please let us know. For these senior citizens, Noah's Ark will provide the new furry friend with special benefits such as health care and grooming for the dog they adopt from Noah's Ark.

These are the 2 senior dogs we currently have for adoption:

Yuki - 10 yrs old, female. In perfect health.





Duanne - 9 yrs old, male. In perfect health.





Find a pet that fits you and your lifestyle. Kindly call us @ 91996247 should you be interested to provide these dogs with a good home for the rest of their lives. Do spread the word around!

To read a short article on "Nobody loves me, I'm old" which is apt for our article today, please click: http://rosina.wordpress.com/nobody-loves-me-i-am-old . It was written by Rosina Maria Arquati, a natural animal communicator. For a chance to meet her, please take a look at the event that we have in March. For more information, click here: http://noahsarkcares.blogspot.com/2010/02/for-first-time-in-singapore-animal.html

Saturday, February 6, 2010

For the first time in Singapore!
Animal Communication.

What is Animal Communication?

Noah’s Ark has the pleasure of working with Ms Rosina Arquati (See http://rosina.wordpress.com/ ) Rosina is a natural animal communicator and some of our core volunteers had the honour of training under her tutelage.

For more information, please take a look at the newspaper article. Click to enlarge!



Rosina has devoted herself to the care and understanding of animals, with compassion from her heart and her caring and loving character. Rosina is aware of the importance of animal communication in helping people to appreciate animals as amazing companions, and in guiding people to come to better understand their pets, so that, via animal communication, special bonding and relationships can grow between human beings and animals. As more people come to value and understand animals, fewer animals will be abandoned.



Rosina visiting Noah's Ark


If you have always wondered why your dog is afraid of certain sounds, dislikes certain people or places, enjoys marking certain parts of your sofa, etc – this would be an excellent opportunity to meet Rosina and find out why they do the things they do.




The animals @ Noah's Ark have told her how happy they are to be at Noah's Ark


Or perhaps you have more serious concerns such as ; your dog is unwell and you would like to know which part of the dog is hurting, why your dog is limping, not eating. Or perhaps your dog has been lost or kidnapped. Rosina may be able to help you. Please note that when Rosina advices you about your dog’s health, it is recommended that you follow up on her advice, with a visit to a Vet.



Rosina chatting with Lynda at Noah's Ark



Noah’s Ark is organizing a fund raising dinner, with a brief talk on Animal Communication.

Event Details

Date: 8th March 2010, Monday

Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm (Dinner will be served at 7.30pm)

Price: S$80.00 per pax (Dinner is limited to 50 pax)

Includes: Dinner and an introduction on Animal Communication by Ms Rosina Arquati

Venue: Hiroki88@Infusion
Blk 16A Dempsey Road
S(247695)

**Please click here for location map http://www.dempseyhill.com/location.htm . Do click on the image below for a write up done on the location.




Dinner Menu

Your dinner is inclusive of a 3 course meal and a standard drink. Please let us know your choice for the main course:
(a) Fish
(b) Chicken or
(c) Vegetarian

Your menu for the night will be prepared by Chef Hiroki Yoshitake. For more information, kindly take a look at his writeup below.



Special Cocktail & Mocktail

These drinks are specially concocted for the evening. Costing just $15 per drink, proceeds from the sales of this drink will be kindly donated by Infusion to Noah’s Ark CARES.

Programme for the Evening
**(subject to changes)

6.30pm Registration Opens
6.30pm – 7.30pm Unwind after a hard day’s work.
Chat with other pet owners.
Have a cocktail / mocktail, in aid of Noah’s Ark.

7.30pm – 8.30pm Dinner

8.15pm – 9.00pm Talk on Animal Communication by Rosina. It will be hosted by Mr Vernon Cornelius.

9.00pm - 10.00pm Networking


Mr Vernon Cornelius had a terrific time at Noah's Ark


How To Register?

1.Send an email to info@noahsarkcares.com
Subject heading “Animal Communication” Number of people attending with their full names and contact details Choice of main course for dinner Payment to be made via internet banking – pls see right column of our blog for bank details (either OCBC or DBS)

Noah's Ark would like to thank Rosina for her time and contribution to Noah’s Ark and the animal kingdom.

SORRY, we regret to inform you that NO PETS ARE ALLOWED AT THE VENUE.

Beneficiary of Animal Merchandise :)

Noah's Ark CARES Supporters