Animals Animals Everywhere
09 December, 2010
Animals  Animals Everywhere

Most people, at some point in their lives have probably had some type of pet. Be it a hamster, dog, cat or maybe something a bit more exotic, for example; a snake or lizard. It is safe to say that, many people from all over the world call themselves “animal lovers” myself included. As far back

as I can remember there has always been some type of family pet in my life. When I was just a child it was a dog, one dog after the other, and cats also one after the other. Growing up in a family of pet lovers, you somehow become one yourself; “at least I did” therefore as I got older the pets I had, got stranger. At this point, I think it’s only fair to give some examples such as: scorpion, tarantula, iguana, ferret, chinchilla and even a hedgehog, not to mention: birds, fish and other various reptiles. In contrast to the pet shops back in the states, you will not find many of the above mentioned “critters” in Tbilisi’s shops, “maybe one day”. Moving on, one of the reasons for choosing animals as this week’s topic is that it goes hand in hand with the overall purpose of the “foreign vision” theme of this rubric. That is of course, to let my readers see Georgia through my eyes, “and tell interesting stories” therefore, it’s time to take a look at everyday life here in Tbilisi, as I see it. In keeping with the main theme, we must therefore proceed with the topic of pets, or in this case “ex-pets”. Now, what are ex-pets you ask, well they would be the over abundance of dogs and cats which found their way to the streets of the city. This is one thing I could do without, not only because it’s sad to see so many of them but also the way they sometimes bark all night. For example: during my first six months here, we had a family of stray dogs living near our flat and it seemed like all they did was make noise both day and night. It took some getting used to. Along with the doggy domino effect of one barking dog triggering another and yet another, there was also the over sensitive car alarms going off at all hours of the night. As if crazy dogs and car alarms were not enough to keep you up all night, just when you think it’s quiet enough to fall asleep, “surprise” it’s time for another episode of the neighborhood screaming teens, but let’s stay on topic. Seeing how I have already made it clear that I am in fact an animal lover, it would most likely be a good idea to include something a bit nicer than how much I dislike being kept up by the neighborhood dogs. Therefore, it must be said that even though the stray animal situation is in many ways menacing, it is to me also very sad to see little puppies and kittens living on the streets looking for food and shelter. One thing I can say is that feeding them can be rewarding. Oddly enough, whenever I have the opportunity to give any type of animal something to nibble on somehow it feeds something good inside me and I know it’s not only me to have had this experience. For instance, my wife and I met an older woman in a local park while she was in the process of feeding at least ten stray cats. Even though it didn’t seem like anything significant on the outside, helping them gave her something to care about and that my dear reader is good for the sole…

The article is published without changes in the author’s style.

Print
Other Stories
Nanuka Gudavadze’s photo session for ANOUKI
Nanuka Gudavadze is a Georgian model.
7 citizens died from suspected CO poisoning in Tbilisi
Police are investigating the incident that took place on Ketevan Tsamebuli street, leaving seven people dead.
Miss Georgia 2009 to marry Rustavi 2 TV channel owner
Nanuka Gogichaishvili, a famous Georgian model and a former TV presenter of one of the leading TV broadcasting company Rustavi 2 is marrying to Nika Nakopia.
The Sun: Georgian girl speaks about Jack Shepherd
A 24-year old Georgian Maiko TChanturidze has spoken about the moment Jack Shepherd admitted he was wanted over the death crash.
New shirt with “Kmara” and “Borjghalo” symbols by Demna Gvasalia cost 491.67 Euros
Demna Gvasalia is a Georgian fashion designer, the creative director of Balenciaga and head designer of Vetements.
Returning from Germany to be a role model in Georgia
Tina Davadze, a young entrepreneur from Georgia, creates leather accessories in Kharagauli, Imereti (western region of Georgia).
Bera among 12 gorgeous men breaking beauty standards
Georgian rapper Bera Ivanishvili is among “12 Gorgeous Men Who Made Us Forget About Beauty Standards”.
Lia’s Georgian Cookery School opening in Oxford
The Oxford Times has recently published an article about Lia’s Cookery School opening in Oxford in January this year.
Georgian library opened at the Queens Library, New York City
Georgian library was opened at the Queens Library, a public library serving New York City.
Mikheil Saakashvili together with Georgian emigrants plan to return home
The former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has recently promised Georgian emigrants to return home.
Tako Natsvlishvili features in video for Pain de sucre
Tako Natsvlishvili, Georgian Model featured in a new video for Pain de Sucre.
Demna Gvasalia’s extraordinary collection at a hall full of animals
Famous Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia has recently showcased his latest collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Epiphany marked in Georgia
On January 19 Orthodox Georgians celebrate Epiphany feast.
Two persons detained in connection with Didi Dighomi accident
Two people have been detained in connection with the tragic incident in the Didi Dighomi district of Tbilisi
Measles outbreak ongoing in Georgia
A total of 312 cases of measles were reported in Georgia from January 1 through January 16
“Ironbark” will star Georgian actor Merab Ninidze with Benedict Cumberbatch
Famous Georgian actor Merab Ninidze will appear in Dominic Cooke’s film “Ironbark”.
Photographer Giorgi Zhamerashvili about the tragedy in Didi Dighomi
Yesterday on the 16th of January, gas explosion occurred in the Didi Dighomi district of Tbilisi.
Tbilisi City Hall provides 27 persons, damaged in explosion, with temporary accommodations
Tbilisi City Hall has provided 27 persons, damaged in the suspected natural gas leak explosion in Tbilisi yesterday, with temporary accommodations
Gas explosion in Tbilisi kills four, including one child
Four people, including one child, died and eight others were injured as a result of gas explosion
17 dead from flu virus in Georgia, but the dynamic is decreasing
17 people have died from clinically confirmed flu virus in Georgia so far.
Tourists climb over fence to enter Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta
Tourists have found an alternative way to enter the territory of Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta.
Georgian couple quitting their jobs  to travel
Georgian couple Elene Gelagutashvili and Giorgi Tevzadze quitted their jobs to embark on adventures to South America.
How is Georgia preparing for Eurovision Song Contest?
Eurovision Song Contest is one of the largest of its kind and around 300 million spectators are getting ready to watch the show.
Georgian emigrant cooking amazing desserts with sugar and ginger
Georgian emigrant Meri Chichiashvili cooks unusual desserts with sugar and ginger.
Khatia Buniatishvili with Zubin Mehta perform in Tsinandali Palace, Georgia
Last year, on the 14th of September famous Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili and the Israeli conductor Zubin Mehta held concert in Tsinandali.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
19.02.2019
20.02.2019
USD
1
USD
2.6404
2.6404
EUR
1
EUR
2.9908
2.9908
GBP
1
GBP
3.4130
3.4130
RUB
100
RUB
3.9898
3.9898
Other Stories
World famous British singer Jessie J has decided to wear clothes made by Anouki Areshidze, Georgian designer and wife of the mayor of Tbilisi.
Bassiani, one of the most popular underground clubs not only in Georgia but throughout Europe as well, has opened today
An amazing video made in Georgia by tourists from the Philippines have gone viral on the internet.
Over the recent two days May 12-13 Tbilisi city saw a peaceful protest rally in the center of the city.
Hundreds of people took to the main street Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi to protest the raid in Tbilisi’s popular night clubs.
Two bear cubs listed as endangered on the red list were handed over to Tbilisi Zoo,
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and Deputy Tbilisi Mayor Ms. Sophio Khuntsaria have gifted a food stand
Pamela Anderson, famous Canadian American actress and model has appeared in the chic sunglasses by internationally acclaimed Georgian designer George Keburia.
A ski lift accident in Georgia’s eastern Gudauri resort,in particular at Sadzele 5 lift, has left 8 people with injuries.
The ski lift in Gudauri winter resort in Georgia has broke down in the aftermath of which several people have been injured.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.6404
EUR
1
EUR
2.9908
GBP
1
GBP
3.4130
RUB
100
RUB
3.9898
February 2019
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28