Remember a promise I, Buddy, had made 10000 years ago?
To tell you about a TOTALLY EPIC (in Bookerman’s words) walk?
Well, finally I get to tell you about my adventure.
You won’t believe me if I told you what I almost caught on our morning walk the other day.
Not a lizard, not a squirrel but……….
Yes, a big, fat, bouncy hare!
I ALMOST, ALMOST, ALMOST caught it, I was THIS close.
It must have been a really lazy hare because it was very, very slow and fat!
Oh! What a prize it would have been!!
Me, a City Dog, catching a Hare!
It would have been a dream-come-true event!
But as luck would have it, after chasing it for nearly 1232432 miles, I lost it because it disappeared down a rabbit hole…err…hare hole, if you would like.
I really don’t know what Lewis Carroll was thinking but let me tell you, in real life, hare holes aren’t even big enough for a dawg to get in, forget a fully grown human called Alice!
Try as I might, I just couldn’t follow him in. Neither could Ginger and not even our little puppy brother who tried to help me get in.
And there, my dream prize was gone!!!
During those days when Daddy had
deserted us gone to Delhi, Mummy took us to the glorious rock- forest for our morning walks.
This rocky place is like our own private garden.
Well, alright. It is
much a wee bit bigger for a garden but definitely private. Mummy prefers to take us there because, except for a stray human or two, we hardly encounter anyone.
We, of course, are delighted!
Not only is the landscape extremely explorable, the place is teeming with the largest collection of critters a Dog can dream of chasing!
Squirrels and lizards are routine ‘encountees’. But that hare was a very, very special find!
If only mummy had her camera with her that day…
But unfortunately, she finds it very difficult to carry her camera along on days she takes us walking without Daddy.
You see, she has only 2 paws and we are 3 very active pups.
(Well, she has 4 paws but 2 are of no use except for trying to catch up with us and she doesn’t do that very well, either!)
Anyway, the point is that she did not have her camera that day and that epic moment is lost for eternity.
You just have to take my word that this hare looked like this.
Ok. Like this actually, but way fatter and slower!
I am rather doubtful that I will ever encounter a big, fat, lazy hare and get SO, SO close to one ever again. Sigh!
I don’t have any pictures of that day, but recently we went there again and I do have some pictures from then.
(Slow Mummy made it to the top at last!!)
( Taking a breather)
Hope you all got to go on a nice walk too.