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Chilinde rescue complete



Can you imagine what a dog’s dream life would be? May not be so easy for everyone but at least one may have an idea- no leash, numerous trees to pee on, lots of dirt to make holes in which to hide bones, pile upon pile of bones and steak, a nice shelter for when it rains or when it’s cold, no noise from fireworks on New Year’s eve. Maybe most importantly, a caring owner to whom he can come home after a day of lots of fun out in the fields. An owner who is concerned when he is sick and takes him to the vet, an owner who gives him a bath to keep the fleas away, an owner who defends him from bullies, an owner who calls him best friend. That would be fantastic wouldn’t it?
Sadly, that is more than what little Snoopy (name given for the sake of this article because his real name is unknown to us) could ask for. Suffering terribly from loneliness, but as though that was not enough, being beaten and harassed by whoever pleased at Chilinde market in Lilongwe from which he suffered severe head …


Do you remember reading or watching “The famous five” when you were growing up, or maybe “Tin-Tin” or watching “Beethoven” the adopted mischievous yet adorable canine? Tin-Tin’s endless adventures, him and captain Haddock, surely you must have loved finding clues and following on until we got the bad guy, hahaha “we” because we all felt like an integral part of the whole adventure, all the sniffing and scurrying, the dead ends and the starting over, it was exciting! If you paid close attention, in fact, even without paying much attention, you probably noticed that it seemed Tin-Tin couldn’t have sniffed out any bad guys without the faithful Snowy, nor could the famous five have bagged any criminals without Timmy, come to think of it, Mystery Inc. would not have done much without the timorous yet ever reliable Scooby doo to the effect that the whole show is named after him!

Are you beginning to see where this is probably going? Snowy, Beethoven, Timmy, Scooby doo? Dearly cherished pets …