Monday, May 23, 2011

GREETINGS FROM NEW DELHI

HIYA Friends!

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!

 

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My brother Buddy

 

 

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My sister Ginger

 

 

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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?

 

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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.

Sigh!

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.

 

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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!!!

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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?

 

Wags,

Shadow

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

24 comments:

Minnie and Mack said...

It is so good to hear from you, Shadow and to hear that all is well in New Delhi and your new home. It looks very light and open. We know you and your brother and sister will adjust.

Thanks for taking the time to keep us posted.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Kari in WeHo said...

Glad to hear you made it! I love the new place :)

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Bummer, Blogger ate our comment. We are glad to hear from you and are sending you welcome home greetings from all of us.

Your new place looks nice and spacious. Glad to hear most of the things arrived in good shape.

Happy settling in, just take it one day at a time. Good to see all of you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Zona said...

How busy you have been! It looks like your new home is coming right along! You are certainly high up there... but it looks cool! I would like looking down on everything going on from the safety of my balcony!

Can't wait to hear more about your adventure!

Wags,
Zona

scotsmad said...

We're so glad to hear from you.

You ARE VERY high up. That balcony looks great, especially if you have to be left alone sometimes.

Don't worry, it'll feel like home soon.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Tessa the Maltese said...

Well, how about Welcome Home!

Looks like you have all settled in quite well.

We sure did miss you all!

woo woos, Tessa

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your new home looks exciting to us, Shadow. Look at the views that you have from your balcony!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mr. Pip said...

Hurray! We have been waiting for an update on the move and your new home! So happy that everyone is safe and sound in Delphi! Your new home looks beautiful and I am so happy for all of you! Enjoy your new life!

Your pal, Pip

Maggie Mae said...

Happy New Home! I sure has missed all of you!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your new home looks lovely, and having your things there really does seem a little strange at first, but soon, you'll be so used to it, that you'll not want to be anywhere else!

Don't worry about visiting us, we're just glad we could visit YOU this evening!! You all take care and know that I'm thinking of you here in Virginia, and am glad that you all are safe, and together!!

Take care!!

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Wow, we were just woofing about you with Blog Mom only YESTERDAY! And here you are today. We were wondering how the move was going and now we know. Your new place is pawsome! I know it's not always fun to adjust to a new place, but as long as the pack is together, that's the main thing, right? And it really looks so nice, plus that balcony looks like such a lovely place to enjoy a sunbath or a cool evening breeze.

You won't have to read much to catch up with us. We have not been doing anything interesting lately, although I do recommend the recent book review. Doesn't seem like you'll have a whole lot of time for reading for a while.

You have a lot of cable companies to choose from? That's pretty good. We only have two here and for a long time it was only one. There's satellite, too, of course, but only two cable providers. Makes it easier to choose, I guess, but maybe that's why it's so expensive.

Anyhoo, we wish you every happiness in your new home and best of luck with your parents' new jobs, too. See you soon!

the booker man said...

SHADOW!

dude! it's sooooooo grrreat to hear from you and buddy and miss gingin!! me and asa and mama are super duper glad that ya'll are gettin' settled in your new home in delhi! and let me just woof -- that is one totally awesome sauce place you've got there! i am really kinda sorta jelly about that hooge balcony of yours with all the beds 'n bean baggie cushions! heehee. btw, i'm sorry your yellow bean baggie got a hole, but i'm glad your mama could fix it. oh, and hey, it looks like the plants made it there in one piece, too! that's good news!
okie dokie, mama wants to say that she really really likes the ceilings and the doors to the balcony. they are so pretty!
pretty please give your mama a gooey nose kiss or two from me 'n asa and a huggle from my mama. we bet she is way totally busy for sures! i hope everythingie calms down soon and that your interwebs get fixed and that you get a COUCH for miss gingin! teehee.

*woof*
the booker man

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Glad to see you guys in your new home. Tell your Mom that we understand your absence. We love your new house. It's so big and spacious and the balcony looks great.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are glad woo made it!

I know New Dehli is a BIG place but woo need to paw Oorvi's Human Mercury - she might be your neighbour!

http://shafali.wordpress.com/

and here is Oorvi's Blog too
http://wisek9.wordpress.com/

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Meeka said...

Give your new place a chance. You'll get used to it in no time. That is some awesome view from the balcony. You can hang out there the whole day and watch the world go by.

Mariodacat said...

It's so nice to hear from you again as we missed you. Congratulations on your new home. Sorry about the things that were damaged tho - that's really too bad - especially the yellow ben bag chair. It won't take long and it will seem like home.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're also happy to learn that you have arrived safely and are settling in to your new place. We expect Ginger is happier now that your stuff has arrived and she has familiar things and smells to reassure her. We're so sorry your mummy is having to work so hard. She needs all the snuggles you can give her. We're eager to hear all about your new neighborhood, when your mummy has the time. Until then, take care.

Jed & Abby

Teddy Bear said...

We hope you are loving your new home. We know unpacking can be a daunting task. We love all the pictures.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

Pat said...

Glad to hear you arrived safely!
and very glad to see that at least the bed arrived so you all could take a nap! :)
I'm not too sure about the airspace above and below.. Missy is not convinced the planes are not trespassers - how she'd deal with a receding garden.. perhaps you could give us some more doggy wisdom on this, Shadow - you much travelled, wise, handsome young dog :) xx

Priscilla said...

We're so glad to hear that you've all arrived safely and are trying to settle down too. Everything looks so different now as your house is high up in the air, you've new neighbours but you've to share your garden with everybody.
Life is definitely interesting but a bit new to you all at the moment but I'm sure you'll settle down soon. You will find your room, your pace and your peace and everything that you want in this new place.
I haven't been to New Delhi but have heard that it's a BIG BIG city, besides, there are many good vets in this city which is a plus point to all of you.
Your house looks so neat and beautiful.
Enjoy your new life in this new place, you'll love it or you've already fallen in love with it.
: )

Lorenza said...

I am very happy to know you all are doing well!
Sure it takes some time to adjust to a new place but I know everything is going to be fine!
Take your time and when you have some time tell us how things go there, ok?
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Roo said...

Hurray! You made it! Your new digs look great! Nice and spacious and a view! Kind of got a little vertigo looking down from your balcony; only to be expected I guess from living in the flats ;)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

jabblog said...

Good to know that 'house' is turning into 'home' :-)

snoopydog said...

Hello there! It's so good to hear from you all again. It's looking as though you are settling in really weel. We love that verandah, where you can look out on the world from on high. Hope you feel more a t home very soon. Ros and Oscar

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