Friday, March 13, 2009

Pets being impacted too...

...with recession. With more than 1500 visas getting cancelled everyday and people going back to their home countries, Dubai is emptying out. While its easing out the traffic on roads which is pleasant on the face of it, the dark side of it is disheartening.

"Be prepared for long hours of traffic jam, rents as high as the tallest bldg out there and hot sand storms", this was the image we recieved for living in Dubai when we disclosed our decision of moving out of India. It however failed to deter our nomadic spirits. We came here all prepared and with least expectations in the immediate time, we were pleasantly surprised by quite a few things about this land when we landed here. TOUCH WOOD, must I. Times are not v good. Holding on to one's chair is the latest addition to the JO's for those who have work while I had already given up whatever I had, in India so I have nothing to loose u see!

Before I loose track of what I mean to say, I will pull myself back from my random thoughts. While browsing through dubizzle(a website offering local classifieds & forums for job, housing etc) I came across this particular category "Pets" that I was hooked onto for the next one hour, last weekend. Cats, dogs, parrots, fish, turtles & even pet cobra/snakes (?) being offered for adoption as the owners either cant afford them or are moving out and cant take their pets along. I was surprised at one ad where this fellow is seeking a temporary home for his persian cat because the paper work for cat's travel will take around 6 months & he is ready to bear the cost of living of the cat for that period.. How painful can this recession get!!!

I being lucky with lotsa time these days, have offered to take home some of these pets.. lets see what works out..especially considering the expression on husband's face which was worth a notice :P, but then my heart goes to these pets who currently have the fear of being homeless.


4 comments:

hitch writer said...

geee....

bad times are here... i hope we are near the finish of the bad times !

roopscoop said...

omg !! that's terrible, yeah.

do let us know if u get some guest!!! do take pics. good luck.

Mumbai Diva said...

That's wonderful of you.

Animals give unconditional love and ask for so little in return.

And that pic is heart rending:( poor doggy.

mindspace said...

@Dhiren: just hope there isnt a war before the finish..

@Roopscoop: thank you jee, but dint get any yet. you think i can resist mentioning it as one post once i acquire one...

@ Mumbai Diva: u are rite.. Thanks for visiting me n welcome welcome.. all the best for ur house hunt :)