Beste Bilder 2020

Feeding places

After the tourists were all gone, we had to think about what would become of the dogs on the beaches. So far, they have been looked after almost exclusively by tourists. I took over the feeding at Chaweng Beach. The dogs have all gathered on the stretch of beach at the public entrance. The Thais meet regularly on this stretch of beach to have a picnic. There is always something going on for the dogs and they just looked at me diagonally when I offered them my dry food. Look how well fed the Chaweng Beach dogs are.
There are very few dogs left on the beaches, so the few are all tight!
The Chaweng Beach in August 2020
It is usually the peak season here in August. A great many Italians and French always came in August.
Gina-Lisa sunbathes in a comfortable supine position
The chicken sellers are on the beach every day and the dogs like to be near them. In any case, the bones are ALWAYS left.
Balu only comes to the beach every now and then. You can meet him every afternoon at LaemDin Market
The dogs on Chaweng Beach can't complain, it looks like they'll get through the corona pandemic well.
These are current photos.
Feeding the dogs in the shelter and with me in and around the house

In recent years we have always been able to pick up enough leftover food from the hotels and bungalow complexes in order to be able to offer the dogs in the shelter and at my house a small rice meal (mainly rice). The dogs liked the food and it was a welcome change for them every day.

Since all hotels are closed for the foreseeable future, we started to cook huge mountains of rice with chicken. We cook 50 kg of rice and 25 kg of chicken carcasses for the dogs in the shelter every day. It was a big challenge to get it right. The rice with the chicken is of course cooked first thing in the morning at 9:00 a.m. But it was not so easy to get this huge amount cooled down enough by 4 p.m. that the dogs wouldn't burn their tongues and throat. It's around 35C here during the day.

When the rice and chicken are ready to cook, they are put into 4 large cement mixing tubs and then have to be stirred from time to time. Then at 4 p.m. it has cooled down just enough for the dogs to eat it. Our feed mix tastes much better to the dogs than the leftover food from the hotels. It is a real delicacy for them. We therefore had to think about how we could prevent the dogs from biting each other in the fight for food. Each dog should also get a bowl. The dogs always have bowls filled with dry food, so if someone really doesn't get anything he doesn't have to go hungry. Of course, we also cook rice with chicken for the dogs at my house.
Several helpers always have to go together in an enclosure and fill all the bowls and then distribute them together as quickly as possible. I have practiced this several times with the helpers and am now very satisfied.
There are no fights because there are enough bowls and every dog that has a bowl in front of him starts eating immediately.
The feeding is over within a very short time and the bowls can be collected. Off we go to the next enclosure.
We have 8 enclosures in which the food has to be distributed. I am afraid that the dogs will get used to the good food and that they will no longer take the leftovers from us at the hotels.
But I can think about it when the time comes. And I'm afraid that will take a long time!
I have found a safe place on the tree, so I can enjoy it in peace!
The feed costs have already risen due to the many feeding places and of course have risen again considerably for the rice meals for the dogs in the shelter, but as long as you support us, I hope that we can continue to offer the dogs in the shelter the food we cooked ourselves.
It is the absolute highlight of the day for the dogs. The dogs in the animal shelter have almost no chance of being mediated and they should at least get good food if they have to spend their lives in captivity.
Unfortunately, the dogs hardly have a chance of mediation!
I am very sure that everyone would rather live with a family. Only puppies can be placed.
But unfortunately only very few!