We have been dying to get back to blogging and were almost ready to post this two days back. But Mummy got urgently busy with this.
Well, at last they are all done and submitted. So here we are…
Daddy’s Back! Daddy’s back! Daddy’s back!....Wag..wag…wag…wag….
After being away for 324516 centuries, he finally came back late on Christmas evening. In our eagerness to get him home back as soon as possible, we reached the airport way too early. They don’t let you wait there, so Mummy drove us around at 0.00000012 kilometres per hour and clicked some photographs as we counted the seconds.
Now, we aren’t very sure if we like or dislike this place. We love the drive, the greenery and the wide spaces around but whenever we come here either Mummy or Daddy disappears into it and is gone for days. Then again, it is here that they re-appear.
This time, this place had sent off Daddy to Delhi.
Aah Delhi! Our favouritest most city in the whole wide world. And guess what? We are finally shifting back there soon.
Yes! It is final. We can tell you now. We are going to Delhi – bag, bones and baggage!
Ok. Sorry. We are getting ahead of the story.
We must try and tell it properly.
When Mummy and Daddy had come here to Hyderabad, they promised themselves they would be back in Delhi within the next 6 months. And that was 5 years ago!...BOL…BOL…!
So you can imagine how ecstatic they feel now about being able to finally move back.
For Daddy, Delhi is home. It is the city he was born in, grew up in and learned his life lessons in. It is definitely the place that lights up his face.
For Mummy though, Delhi holds a different meaning. She doesn’t just love the city, she is entirely and totally in love with it! She loves what she calls ‘the Delhi-ness’ of Delhi, something that is unique and cannot be found in any other place in our vast country.
The city never fails to inspire creativity. There is always something waiting to be captured in a painting, words or a photograph…joy, vibrancy, colours and life.
She loves the anonymity that is a part of large cities...the way you can just walk around with your coffee or ice-cream or sit quietly somewhere and lose yourself amidst all the busy hustle-bustle. She loves to watch the world pass by, different people, different lives, the faces of strangers - the joy, regret, anger, love, contempt, acts of compassion, camaraderie they portray, something that touches you everyday and something that you can take back with you to be remembered fondly.
It is something you can never ever do in Hyderabad. Like weeds that grow in a beautiful garden, everything around is just un-planned and has an air of disturbed restlessness. You just want to get back home to your own abode of peace and quiet. But we don’t want to talk about that now and spoil our mood.
We mustn’t forget to tell you about another aspect that makes us love Delhi- the legendary Delhi-Food.
The city isn’t called the ‘Food capital’ of our country for nothing. You name it, you get it. And you don’t really need to find restaurants that serve tasty food. The fact is, they serve absolutely scrumptious food just about everywhere and anywhere. You just got to go and start eating!
And of course the markets, the shopping experiences…they are just too exciting!
Well, we can go on and on. But what we want to tell you is that we are just too glad to be going back there.
It will still be sometime before we actually move, maybe next April. Mummy and Daddy have resigned and are in the notice period. The hospital isn’t very forthcoming with letting them go and there is bound to be some serious struggle to get that very important relieving order. But we are hoping everything will work out soon.
There are just heaps and heaps of things to be done before we leave. We cannot even begin to imagine how mummy is going to go through all the cupboards and stuff and get everything packed. She plans to sell off almost everything possible and donate the rest.
Selling off things is bound to be much more difficult than just shipping off everything to Delhi. But we have a sneaking suspicion she is not about to let this chance to get new stuff- right from the cooking stove to cutlery- pass by!
This moving business is going to entirely change our lives. Though it will mean a lot of new adjustments, we are just too eager to go ahead with it. Mummy says no adjustment is too great because we are going some place that makes us happy. And that is the main thing in life…to be just happy.
Now you know what had taken Daddy away from us for so long. He had gone to check on a few things and according to what he tells us; there will be many more of these trips before we actually leave.
We hate it when Daddy is gone and miss him very much.
Poor Mummy! Not only is there no one to listen to her incessant chatter (tee hee heee…) but also it is a monumental task for her managing everything alone – the shopping, home, cooking, work and not to forget us Pups. We were, of course, on our pawfect behaviour all throughout and never troubled her one bit.
Even our little puppy brother seems to have matured over the last few days. But then, we are very energetic and active pups, and all the activity totally took up all her days.
We decided it would be sensible to take up a few projects to utilise our time alone wisely and make the days pass by faster.
I, Ginger, had gained some weight after my last estrus cycle and Buddy definitely is heftier post his Diwali binging spree. Of course, the lesser said about Mummy’s measurements, the better!!!!
We decided it was time to get back in shape. The weather is cooler and you can easily run for miles now. So every morning all of us jogged and played and walked till we were sweating out of every pore of our skin…err…tongue. The result is I and Buddy are in the ‘Ideal weight’ category again! I need to work out a little more for that lean look but Buddy looks just pawfect.
There is however one fact that compensates for the tan…Mummy fits into her old denims again!
With our baby brother Shadow, however, it is another story.
Mummy has been stuffing him with three majorly major meals ( we get just two, and only major!) and larger portions of in-between snacks hoping to fatten him up into a cuddly, soft puppy toy. We don’t think her dream is ever going to come true because all that morning and evening exercise is making him grow into a sturdy, lean boy. Cuddly and ever so adorable he still is, but fat and soft, he will never be at this rate! Poor Mummy!
Anyway, it felt wonderful to have Daddy back after ages. And of course, he brought back loads of goodies too.
Scarves that Mummy has been longing for. She loves them so much, we are surprised she isn’t wearing them to bed…Tee heee hee!
..Ahh.ha..don’t you just love this bag! Large enough for Mummy to carry our treats in!
All three of us eagerly offered to help Mummy finish those but she very rudely said ‘No, Thanks’.
Fine. We were only worried she would outgrow her jeans again.
Anyway, we got our own new harnesses and a huge treasure chest of bones. Look!
Yes! Those are exclusively ours. Look what the bag says.
They are right indeed! We ARE very Happy Dogs at the moment.
Buddy, Ginger and Shadow.
Thank you very much for all your Christmas wishes. We are trying our best to visit you and reply to all your mails. Mummy has been terrible about taking care of our mails lately. But it is still holiday season and the New Year is in the offing. And we hope to be able to send off our wishes to all our friends soon. And we also hope to be able to get back to blogging properly. We miss everyone…