Hope you are all happy, healthy and wagging away…
We are sorry we are so terribly late in getting back to you but you can guess how things have been with all this shifting business.
We have been missing you all HEAPS and have been dying to get back to read about all that has been happening at your end.
Guess life gets in the way of blogging and we have to deal with it. We just hope you haven’t forgotten all about us.
Anyway, just in case you have, here’s us!
My brother Buddy
My sister Ginger
And me, Shadow
Yes, it IS me.
Mummy says I am still my very original puppy self, but she just has to agree that I look so much more mature and grown.
Don’t you agree?
We are settling down in our new home and have decided that we rather like it.
We weren’t quite so sure when we had arrived though. One empty house to another didn’t seem all that interesting. Ginger even insisted on leaving immediately. She does that when we go somewhere she doesn’t like.
She would pull Mummy by her skirt or her wrist and head for the door. You can’t get more persistent than that, can you now?
But Mummy explained that we were going to stay here and we will soon set things right and all will seem well again.
Soon, our stuff arrived. We don’t yet know whether we should be glad that most of our stuff arrived intact or be sad that some got damaged.
Like my yellow bean bag. We found a small hole when we opened the packing and beans spilled out. Mummy has repaired it and I can use it but a hole is still a hole.
One of our corals broke and we feel rather sad about it. Where from will we get a replacement for it in the middle of Delhi, thousands of kilometres from the sea?
And then, there are a few earthenware pots that got damaged.
But almost everything else is safe. We were most worried about stuff like the refrigerator, the TV and the air-conditioner but thankfully they are all working fine.
We are trying our best to adjust to our new life.
Some things seemed very weird at first. Like the receding garden. We weren’t quite sure how we came to live so high up in the air. And why there were always so many people, cars and dogs in our garden down there.
We asked them to stop trespassing and leave us alone but nobody seemed to take any notice. And then we found out that the garden down there belongs to everyone around and we need to share it with everyone, including our neighbours, a Saint Bernard and a German Shepherd!!!
And of course there are advantages of living high up in the air. You can sit out there on the balcony and enjoy the raindrops falling on your face occasionally without getting totally wet.
That is what we did all evening yesterday. The rain came for the first time today since we had arrived and we have been wishing hard for it to come. Past few days had seen temperatures sky-rocketing and the rain felt wonderful.
And guess what?
Mummy didn’t need to get all freaked out about us getting muddy in the garden and we got to wet our paws on the balcony!
We haven’t yet finished arranging everything and one of the rooms is till stuffed with cardboard boxes, but the ‘empty house’ is slowly turning into ‘Home’. It will take some time, I guess.
Mummy hardly seems to have any time at all these days. She’s just joined a new job and she can’t possibly ask for leave immediately. And when she is not at work, she is either out looking at furniture to buy ( we don’t have a sofa yet which upsets Ginger very much, she loved the old couch the best!) or tidying up things or cooking or doing an umpteen number of things she seems to be doing these days.
The only time we get to be with her properly is on our walks when she has to concentrate on us exclusively and when she sleeps. Thank Dogness for that, at least.
Now you know why we have been ‘MIA’ for so long. And then, of course there is the matter of the internet.
Our satellite net has decided to be rather cranky these days. Sometimes it makes us wait for 4325678 years before it actually refreshes a page and sometimes it would download in a jiffy!
How on earth is somedoggy supposed to blog at this rate? Forget updating our blog, we aren’t even getting to read anyone’s blog and this erratic net is just another reason.
We do not understand why Daddy is taking so long deciding on which cable net we are getting. All he has been doing is talk to 1000000 different net companies everyday about their offers.
Well, he needs to hurry up and get one fast.
We are hoping to be able to tell you all about our journey from Hyderabad soon. It was long and tiring but we had a really great time driving through so many different places.
It was a real learning experience, especially for me and I feel so much wiser now.
We will definitely try and get back to reading your blogs and sharing our story soon but if you find us disappearing in between, please do not worry. It is all just this shifting and settling down business.
We are certain that once we get a hang of our new life here, we will get back to our old ways.
Huh! That sounds good to me.
what do you think?