Thursday, April 29, 2010


Last Sunday, we all decided to spend the evening at home. We came back from an early walk, had an early dinner and settled down in front of the television.

Mummy and Daddy were all set to watch the finals of the IPL 2010, the biggest cricket game ever.

Initially it was pretty interesting. We kept getting small treats from whatever Mum n Dad were munching, while they kept rooting loudly for a team called ‘Mumbai Indians’.

Ginger and I tried to follow the match mostly because Daddy says, 'A Family that watches a match together, stays together'.

(Me concentrating)

(Ginger concentrating)

But I, personally, got bored very fast.
Mummy could sense I was bored and gave me a few belly-rubs. Ginger too got a few chin-rubs. But nothing helped to decrease the boredom.

What was this? One man throws the ball (that looks exactly like mine) and another, instead of catching it hits it hard with a bat!
To add to that, there were so many men running after the ball, none really able to get to the ball quick enough!
Huh! I could do better any day. And they call themselves professionals. Tch Tch..I shook my head to myself!

 Anyway, I soon fell asleep at Daddy’s feet. And so did Ginger.

After sometime we woke up, realising that it was very quiet. Why wasn’t there any rooting going on? The match wasn’t over yet.
Mummy looked at our ‘just up from a deep sleep’ dazed faces and laughed. 'Were we game for a midnight walk?' she asked.
WoW! Yes, Yes, Yes…which Dawg in his right mind says “NO” to a walk?

OK, I get it. Her team was losing. No big surprise, the way these guys couldn’t even fetch a ball.

The walk cheered us all up. The best thing about a midnight walk is that there is no one on the roads and Mummy lets us go off without a leash.
Now, don’t get me wrong and venture out yourself. These are not the main roads which have fast night traffic, just our colony lanes.
We went and checked if our neighbours, the two Persian cats were awake. But no, not a wiff. Not that we were bothered though!

We checked on Hardy Boy, our Doberman friend. But he too was asleep.

                                                            (Ginger at Hardy's Gate)

So we just checked the peemails and enjoyed the night air.

The sky made a beautiful picture of light and shade as the moon got hidden by some floating clouds.
Daddy got busy with his camera and here is what he caught.

Finally we all came back, washed up and snuggled off to sleep.

And I don’t think Mum and Dad were all that sad that their team lost. The night air had done them good.
Maybe next time these cricketers would take a Labradude like me in the team. They would be un-beatable!



Remington said...

What a day! Great pics! Looks like it was fun!

JD and Max said...

Hi Buddy and Ginger - wow, a midnight walk?! We're very envious so we marched our humans RIGHT over to read your post. FH chuckled and told us 'no chance!' - humph! We're SO mistreated!!

Hey, we loved that photo of the foot snooze - we do that too!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Vikram Karve said...

Fantastic Blog...I am your fan...!

houndstooth said...

They should invite you on the team just to learn how to fetch the ball!


Lola said...

You'd probably be able to teach them a few things. My Daddy watches baseball. I guess it can be boring, too, because we both usually fall asleep during the games. He seems to love it, though. If I had to choose, I guess I'd take that midnight walkie over almost anything on the teevee.

wags, Lola

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Mom won't take me for a midnight walk!! You are really lucky!!! I think you should play ball for those guys and show them how to do it right! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome Sunday evening/Monday morning!

Thanks fur sharing!


Dozer and Coop said...

We are totally confused. We barely understand baseball and now you guys say you are playing cricket. Whatever happened to "fetch"?

We love the pictures of where you live and the images of the sky are awesome.

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Ms. ~K said...

Wrooo wroooo,
Midnight walk sounds exciting...
You are two cool Labr-adorable pups!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Budd

the booker man said...

midnight walkies?! i'm not even allowed to stay up past 11pm. it sounds like way cool, though. my mama says maybe when i'm older. well, my big sis asa would be old enough to go, but she starts snoozin' at like 9pm. bwuahaha!
buddy, your parent's cricket team does totally need you! we labs the grrreatest ball fetchers evarrr!! :)
the booker man

Teddy Bear said...

NIght time walkies are great! We hope your Mum and Dad's cricket team wins next time.:)

Teddy Bear

Maggie and Mitch said...

We've never been on a midnight walkie before! We bet it's lots of fun! Our pawtypoopie mom goes to bed too early for us to have any sort of fun like that! You guys are sure lucky!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

hero said...

I know cricket has a huge following in India, but not here though... I bet you can chew the ball to pieces under five :)... did you meet any werewolf during the full moon night?

Licks, hero

Anonymous said...

My mom luuuuvs to watch football. But I guess there's different kinds and she luvs the American kind. I don't think we've ever watched a cricket match but I've eaten a cricket before and it was pretty tasty.

I'm glad you gots to go on a midnight walkie! That sounds Most Delightfully Fun!

Wiggles & Wags,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Buddy and Ginger!
Sorry about your team! My mom gets sad when Santos loses too!
But... you had a very nice midnigh walkie!
I wish I could go out at night too... but here is not safe to do that!
Have a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs