Thank you so very much for ALL your get-well wishes for Mummy. Those hugs and licks and wags help her more than any medication, she says. We have been cheering her up with lots of gooey kisses like the ones Bookerman and Asa sent for her. Her cold is better but she says she has some sort of urinary tract infection from stones in her kidneys.
No, don’t get worried. It is all her fault, actually. Jabblog is SO right. ..!
Mummy has known since ages that she has those stones and is supposed to drink plenty of water to flush them out. But on most days the bottle of water that she carries in her bag comes back just half emptied! And we were told she is supposed to drink FOUR litres per day?
Can you believe it, she gets paranoid WE are not taking enough water in this heat and might form stones too and pours water down our throats with a hose!! No amount of protesting helps.
DOG! Does she mean to choke us to death?
Now, we cannot do the same to her and so you see the results.
Moreover, she is supposed to cut down on all oxalates and calcium and caffeine. In short, everything that is nice and yummy!
But No, don’t feel sorry for her. She hasn’t been doing anything of that sort. In fact, she has been gorging on Mangoes and ice-cream and chocolates and cold-coffee! Arms to beat the intolerable heat, she says!!
So even though we feel bad that she is a little sick, we think it is all her fault. We (including Daddy) feel a little guilty too, because we have been getting generous shares from her bowls and we never complained.
Hopefully, she will see some sense now that she is actually feeling unwell.
Anyways, we got her to help us post about our weekend pawdventure..our ‘rock-hike’.
There are a number of these rockscapes dotting the city. These are about 2500 years old natural rocks formed by hardened lava from ancient volcanic eruptions.
For the more imaginative types, the rocks take the form of a mushroom, a frog, a tortoise. This place that we went to had one that looked like, we feel, a giant eagle sitting poised over the city.
It will not be long before most of these rocks are gone for ever. No, not earthquakes. Neither the wind nor the sun, but humans again. These rocks are being regularly blasted away to make way for human habitations. There is a 'Society to save the Rocks' trying to create some awareness.BUT mummy says they can probably just save a pawful.
Why can’t they keep the rocks and make a nice park where all of us can go play. There isn’t one decent park where we can go to without someone screaming in terror ‘take the dogs away!’
Silly SILLY humans!
Anyway, we had a lovely time that day. As you can see, there wasn't anyone around for miles and we could explore the terrain without a care.
(Mummy was more interested in the rockscape than us!Can u spot us?)
(WOWIE!!We found a cave!!)
(Buddy got immediately busy!)
(Oh!Whoever you are down there, PLEASE come out)
(Inspite of asking nicely, cajoling, crying and trying everything possible, nobody came out)
(Buddy tried calling another family of lizards, but to no avail)
(Hrrrmph!How rude.We only wanted to play)
(Ginger decided not to waste a perfectly beautiful evening and explore instead)
(Buddy was still busy. So it is just Mummy n Me)
(An Obelisk!Mummy was reminded of Dan Brown and his symbology!)
(Did someone want to say, 'I conquered'?)
(The sun soon decided to retire for the night..)
(We too headed home...)
We really wish all of you were here.
We had a great time that day. And mummy says hopefully we can go back many times before someone destroys all those lovely rocks.
Whatever will happen to the Squirrel and Chameleon and Lizard families there?