Buddy here. Before you start all sorts of guesswork and speculations about the title of our blog post today, let me tell you that I had the MOST EXCITING evening of my life yesterday!
Guess, Guess, Guess what……..?
Mummy dressed me and Ginger up and told us we were going some place special.
Hmmmm…..what could that be now?
Food court? Cat shelter? A squirrel home?
‘It must just be a change of scenery she is referring to, just another park I'm sure. It’s weekend remember?’, she said.
But I was very hopeful. I could sense the anticipation in Mummy and Daddy’s voice.
So off we went, me running from one window to the other and jumping up and down in the back seat of the car, sometimes hitting my head on the roof in my excitement.
But I didn’t care!
We reached a lovely place with pretty yellow and orange houses and…there was a park!
‘See, I had told you. Well it looks good though. Let’s go… ,’ Ginger said.
And off we zoomed out of the car!
But then I heard Mummy tell us that was not our special place.
And then I saw him!!
…..Oh! Is that really really Norm?
And then I saw them all!
There was Norm and Christie and Bethany and Mason and the boys…oh boy! the Boys, my Bestest playmates!And their parents too!
My earlier family! And I had thought they were lost!
Oh Boy! Oh Boy! They are all here! Wait a minute...Where's Austin? Oh, he must be around, I'll sniff him out.
‘Alright, this IS special’, Ginger said, ‘Well, I think I’ll just look around till you have regained your senses, Buddy.’
‘Carry on, carry on Ginger. Oh Boy! I need a drink. Oh well, forget it. They might just disappear again if I go out to get a drink. Better stick around. Oh Boy!
‘Buddy, don’t you want to look around. Plenty of interesting pee-mails, I tell you’, Ginger called again.
By that time I had realised I, indeed, was meeting my original family.
That too after a YEAR!
And since it looked like they weren’t in a hurry to go anywhere, I decided I might as well go help Ginger check the perimeter.
As soon as we both were sure the ground was clear, we played ball and had a whole lot of fun. I can’t tell you how good it felt to meet them all and after such a long time too.
Ginger soon decided we were done with our exploration of the house and our indoor games and should go check that park we told you about earlier.
The park turned out to be a fun place.
Ginger went off on a super long sniffedition with the little bipeds in tow.
But unfortunately for me, she remembered she had her camera with her before I could get away!
My sister and the little Doll who's growning up to be a biped!Mummy please lemme go, I wanna play!
(That's better. You have to say they look jst so adorable together!)
(My brother Mason and Me.Mummy please lemme GO!)
(Finally, Daddy got my point. Wesley can't wait too)
Well, that pool was empty but the grass felt soft and cool
The girls! Ginger was too busy to bother, of course!
(The little doll seems to be having a nice time! You can see daddy in the background explaining the nuances of fair-play)
You can imagine how tired we were by the time we were done. I was just planning to go lie down when Mummy told me we were going home.
Home?…Huh?... which home?
I saw Ginger already in our car, waiting for me. But then there was this other car, my earlier car.
‘Come on BudBoy, get up’, Mummy called.
Which car did she mean now?
Oh Dog! It was really very confusing. I didn’t really want to come back.
But then I got up in the car that Ginger was in and soon we were home…err…Huh…so confusing…
Of course, once inside, I knew exactly what to do.
You gotta march straight to the bath-room and hang out your tongue and drool…I mean reeeelly DROOL.
Mummy would get panicky,‘Ginger and Buddy are too hot!’
Daddy would soon give us a nice cool bath.
And then you gotta lie on the bed listlessly .
Mummy would panic again,’ They must be so hungry, poor babies!’
Mummy never learns and falls for it each time!
We repeated the same routine yesterday too. Butt then, after a nice full meal, I wasn’t willing to play like I always do.
It got Mummy really worried.
‘Is Buddy upset? Is he missing his earlier family? What do we do now?’, she kept asking Daddy. But Daddy assured her that Buddy was just too tired.
I was very, very tired and of course confused and a little upset too.
But I do love Mummy and Daddy and Ginger and I didn’t want to make them upset too.
I know I should have played a little, Mummy would have known I was alright but I was just too tired fell asleep right where i was sitting!!
Daddy had to almost carry me to bed!
The sun woke up early, smiling brightly but Mummy was still asleep. Like always, I licked her awake.
She knew then that I was alright.
'Oh Darling Boy, You're alright', she hugged me tight.
Silly Mummy. Of course I am alright. Did she think I was going to leave her?
Doesn’t she know? I am a Labradude.
And Labradawgs NEVER brood for long. And we have a very large heart and HEAPS of love in there for all.
She has told me that I now have two families who love me heaps. Yes, my earlier family is back in India and shall be staying close by. Which means, I shall get to meet them again soon.
Sounds very good, don’t you think?
Well, for now I am one HAPPY Labradude! This calls for some celebration.
(‘Hey! Mummy, can I get a bone now? Make it extra-large please.’)
Ginger here. Buddy did seem rather confused and got me a little worried yesterday.
Was he going to chew off the nose of another one of my stuffies? I wondered.
He does that sometimes when he is nervous about something. Like the first few days after he had come to live with us and then now, a few days back when Mummy had gone away for such a long time.
I went and checked on him a number of times last night, even laid down near him to keep him company. Mummy and I sat near him and tried to tell you his story last night but I too was very, very tired and fell asleep half way through. Finally, Mummy gave up too.
Good that she did that, because today we can definitely tell you that Buddy is alright and back to his Happy-go-wagging(-hungry!!) self. He hasn't shown any inclination towards chewing anything he isn't supposed to. And he seems very decided about continuing his usual activities around the house without any signs of sadness or anxiety. Thank Dogness! (You don’t need to worry anymore, Mummy. I think Buddy has truly adopted us)
Like Buddy had said earlier…We Labradawgs NEVER brood for long. And I'm Happy Buddy could meet his earlier family. He must feel content now knowing they are safe and will be around.
By the way, Buddy did get his bone but a regular one though!