Mmmm, yellow and creamy, available in Auroville from AuroOrchard; originally from Mexico..
Driving to an absurd empty appointment with the usual outcome of delays in time and invalid unexpected promises made by Dayakara, Pet vetinery and dog shelter, I had cooked up a plan back up plan to go see the avocados growing in the orchard nearby.
We checked out the trees which are big and had several baby trees growing in between them. Lovely trees!
Arriving at the farm, where I grew up for 2 years, the smells and sounds were so familiar and memories revived – this is where I drove a tractor when I was 6 years young, helped cut grass for the cows and ran between the corn fields..
Gerard, a wonderful swiss man, in charge of the place casually invited us to check out the saplings in his nursery. I was thrilled to see them big and healty. He yelled from the balcony, “how many do you want?” he replied saying take 5 with joy and happiness!
Excitement and joyful in our hearts we decided to call Lorraine, a Californian living in Auroville and taking care of stray dogs in the neighboring villages. On our way back with our saplings of avocado, we drove to the dog sanctuary, Integral animal care center or something like that..
It is a small piece of land that Auroville allocated. It has simple “keet” structure shacks with no trees as yet.
Invited by her to walk the place and narrate the story of the newborn place was inspiring and encouraging!
She drives around the villages everyday with left over food from the collective kitchen and feeds the dogs. Picture the dogs wagging their tail at the sight of her riding her moped towards them in the distance.
She pours her active love on all of them unconditionally. It is obvious the effect it has on them – she shared a little story of how one dog cured itself of cancer day by day in no time!
In their situation with very little financial support they still continue to work with dedication and active love!
We returned home with no puppy.