Thursday, March 10, 2011


Before we start quoting all the excuses we have to justify our sudden, uninformed disappearance from blogosphere for the last 2763415 years, let us just tell you that we have had a very rude (horrible, shocking, terrifying or any other similar sounding word you can think of applies here) shock which needed some recovering from.

Those of you who know us well are aware that we have been planning our BIG move to Delhi for a while now.

Everything that entails a move has been going on here - irregular timings, disappearance of stuff, intrusion by strange people – some weird and others nice smelling, noise , dust and every other activity that we do not quite approve of.

But certain things are to be endured for a better and happier life ahead.
So here we were, trying to adjust uncomplainingly and making the best of our last days in Hyderabad when suddenly…..

gin sold 


shd sold 

Uh!...Oh! That was a nightmare!
Horribly, terribly shocking but yes, just a nightmare.
Thank Dogness!

At first I put it down to stress. Those stuff disappearing regularly from our house must have taken its toll.
But then, Buddy reminded me.
There were these people who came asking peculiar questions. Though I didn’t quite pay much attention to them then, it must all have been weighing heavily on my subconscious mind.
Yes, that must be it.
That is what was causing these awful nightmares.

So you are moving to Delhi. Are you taking your dogs along?’ – this from a vet we know.
What exactly did she mean?

Then there was this – ‘You are taking your dogs along? All three of them? It will be very difficult!
Thank you very much, but we will manage. Really now!

Yet another one – ‘I thought you will take along just Ginger and Buddy. After all, Shadow is just a stray, street dog.’
How dare he! Utterly unforgivable!
Shadow neither lives on the street nor strays anymore. Our little boy is the love of our lives.

Are all humans generally this moronic or is it just this bunch we happen to know?
I mean, we do not go around asking, ‘So you are moving. Do you plan to take your human pup along?’

I remembered something we had read just a few days back in ‘The Bad Dog’s Diary’ by Martin Howard.

With some modifications, here’s what Blake (the dog in question) said –
‘Some 10000 years ago humans sat on a tree scratching their armpits and eating bananas.
Not that human evolution has changed much.
Substitute the tree for a sofa and the banana for a pizza, your basic monkey remains completely unchanged.’

How right Blake is!
Evolution may have refined the external appearance of the monkey but all the Diors, Pradas and Louis Vuittons cannot make up for the pre-historic mental faculties.

You’d have thought, with their allegedly superior conversational skills, they’d at least manage to form acceptable questions like, ‘How are you planning to take Gin, Bud n Shadow?’
I mean, if at all they HAVE to ask!

Cannot they understand one simple fact?  



Cannot they understand that we dogs love our humans for life without question and certainly deserve the same?

Guess some of them out there cannot.
To them we say-
‘ If you cannot understand the basic meaning of love, family, loyalty, trust and belonging, you don not deserve a dog – even for a day.
You worry no end when your human pup grows up and leaves home to face the world. How can you, after showing us what a hug, a home and a warm bed means, bear to abandon us to face an unknown world?
And knowing full well that we will still love and miss you?’

But then I guess some humans truly are mentally deficient and incapable of understanding any of this.
We certainly pity those poor, inhuman souls and pray they will someday see the light.
But till that happens, we would certainly appreciate if they just keep their noses (which, for most parts, are utterly useless anyway) to themselves and not poke them into other people’s affairs.

Totally disgruntled and outraged,


jabblog said...

Oh, Ginger - I do sympathise! Some humans just don't or won't understand how precious our four-legged family members are - they're the ones who send back the animals that are difficult, ill, or just make too much mess (just look at the mess humans make . . . of their homes, their relationships, the world . . . )
I do feel for you and Buddy and Shadow - moving is very unsettling. Gus is worried at the moment and all we're doing is redecorating and refurbishing. Poor boy follows us all over the house!
Keep smiling, lovely girl, and keep your siblings happy, too:-)

scotsmad said...

We feel your rage, Ginger! So many humans think of animals as being disposable....when we should be full, participating members of our families.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

And you're right about their noses.

Kari in WeHo said...

Dont scare us like that!


Benny and Lily said...

Oh my word!!! Nutty
Benny & Lily

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E!!!! No other way to describe it. But sadly there are way too many humans out there who do consider pets to be in that category of throw-aways. We can only begin to imagine the shock those questions must have been to your loving parents.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mariodacat said...

Oh Ginger - how can some oomans be so very stupid!!!! Dat like asking another family if they plan on taking their kids along!! Well, dogs are family too. Unbelievable is right.

Remington said...

And would they leave their children? Our pets are a part of the family! The nerve of some people!

snoopydog said...

We are totally behind you Ginger! Some humans are just so tactless and thoughtless. Hope you don't have too many more of those shocking nightmares. You know just how much your mummy and daddy love you guys! Hope the move goes well. Hugs and licks, Ros and Oscar

Teddy Bear said...

How could anyone possibly think that you furr babies would not be moving to Delhi with your pawrents? Some people!

Teddy Bear

knittinwolf said...

Had me scared there for a minute that you wouldn't take phew! So happy you are going with your pawrents!

Bocci said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by Bocci's Beefs-we haven't seen you in awhile! And admittedly, we haven't been great about following your blog of late, but we're glad we stopped by today. Good luck with your move-I loved this post!

If you ever have the time and inclination, we would love to have one of your dog's rescue stories for the book we're working on-there's a link to the page with submission instructions right at the top of the sidebar. From this post, it seems that Shadow was rescued from the street, but don't know about your other dogs...Their stories are certainly welcome, too! If you have any questions at all, I'm happy to discuss the specifics with you any time.


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

I sooo understand what you're saying. Of course, both Franklin and I, at different times and places were not taken to wherever our former humans went, so it does happen. But it's never going to happen to you - or to us again. It's important to have humans that understand that, but not all of them do, by any means.

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Oh Ginger, we can understand all that you are saying here. We have seen some of them and there are people like Bobby's ex-owner. Bobby's ex-owner let him out of their home to roam the streets in the hope that he never returned.

Bella and Ollie said...

We agree, some humans need education about what love is and who better than us doggies whose life is unconditional love...

I Am HoneyBuzz said...

Personally, I think some serious ankle biting is an appropriate response!



kissa-bull said...

we were quite worried there for a while!!! whew!!! but yes, humans are lots like monkeys still we fuwy much agree some smell like em too BOL!! we fuwy much understand your frustruations we go through that all the time especially now wiff the human pup coming along everybody asks ouw mommish if she is going to get rid of us!! can you beweeives that??? HOW RUDE!!!
mommish just tries to be as polite as possible but boy does her face turn colors

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Poor Ginger! Well, of course, you're horrified. There really is no excuse for some humans. I cannot apologize for them. Feel sorry for them, if you must...imagine not understanding the love of a dog! Those people are to be pitied. They just don't know what they're missing.

Priscilla said...

Yes, you hit the right nail, Ginger! Never try to understand some human beings because they are just insensible and hopeless.
Hope all of you have a smooth move! It's definitely not easy but your parents will be very happy because all of you stand by them.

24 Paws of Love said...

Isn't it amazing the things that people will ask you about your dogs? Like they are part of the furniture and you can't decide whether to take it with you or not. Yes, I would like to ask them if they plan on taking their children when they move. BOL

Some people!

Maggie and Mitch said...

That is pure craziness to think that furkids don't move with their hoomans. It's not possible!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Pat said...

My mummy says that sometimes people don't have the brains they were born with. I think you just met some of these.
Thank heaven your mummy knows MUCH better. Sweet dreams tonight, love MissyChief. xx

the booker man said...

miss gingin,

there really are some stoopid hoomans around, aren't there! i can't believe those peeps had the nerve to horn in your business and ask your mama and daddy if they were really gonna take you when they moved. that is the dumbest, most insensitive question i have evarrr heard! of course your mama and daddy love you to bits 'n bits and are gonna take you to delhi. why can't these stoopid hoomans understand that we are LIFE LONG COMPANIONS, not momentary entertainments.
i am hopin' that you have no more icky nightmares, miss gingin, cuz you have nothin' to worry about. your mama and daddy are totally awesome!

the booker man

pee s -- if it happens again, pretty please let me know, and i'll swim on over to your house and bite those goobers' ankles!!!!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Too true Ginger! We forget I think, cos we surround ourselves in this great community just how many nincompoops is out there!
~lickies, Ludo

Sarge said...

Hey Ginger!
Wow, those peeps must have a screw loose in the head or something. They obviously have never been loved by a pet. I agree with you that these were dumb questions. A new house without your pets is just a set of walls.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Anonymous said...

We can only hope that those STUPID, IGNORANT, #$^%@*, (sorry, Mom does not like me to say bad words but those mean hooms deserve bad bad words) hooms that said those mean words have no companions at ALL!

woo woos, Tessa

Ying and Yang said...

Ying and Yang's Mom here, I agree with everything you said 1000000%
Some people are just so dense they can't see that dogs (or cats or parrots or ferrets or whatever other animal who shares someone life) are deserving of all care and consideration that kids are. You are NOT disposable or replaceable , and you know more about Love than all those stupid people. Try not to let it stress you out, and best wishes to all your family on your move to your new home.

Grins and Kisses,
Ying and Yang's Mom, Sasha