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It is weekend. In fact, half of Sunday is gone already.
It has been a whirlwind week.
Everyone has been just Busy, Busy, Busy! And consequently, tired.
We have been trying to keep up with reading your blogs but have hardly been leaving many comments.
We try to, but we are just too pooped out at the end of the day.
(I’m trying but I just can’t keep my eyes open a second longer)
Really sorry about that.
We do hope to be able to catch up in a few more days.
It has been worth it, though, in a way. Because many important things involved in our move to Delhi are getting settled.
It is quite a relief.
It is already very hot here and certainly no longer winter, though according to the calendar it is only just the end of January.
Yesterday was the most tiring of all days.
Daddy had to spend the entire day at the police station.
Oh! Don’t worry. He wasn’t in any trouble or anything.
You see, we might be selling our car. Nothing has been finalised but we might just sell it off here and go get a new one in Delhi.
Now, you need to get a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the State transport authorities for that, stating that there aren’t any dues or fines or cases pending against the vehicle you want to sell.
And just when Daddy needed to submit the original papers, he realised the Registration certificate was missing!!
All of us looked and looked and looked all over the house but we just couldn’t find it.
We found a number of ‘lost-since-time-immemorial’ things, which was all very good.
But that didn’t serve the purpose. The authorities just wouldn’t accept an application for an NOC without the original RC.
Daddy was convinced Mummy had kept it some place too safe and Mummy almost swore never to have ever laid her eyes on such a document!! (Note: the car is registered in Mummy’s name!!!)
No one pointed any fingers at us, but we would like you to know that we never ever fiddle with any important documents, even if something has been left lying about un-attended.
Yes, we do like to tear up cartons and stuff, but important papers? NEVER.
Ultimately, Daddy had to go apply for a duplicate to be issued. For that he needed to file a police complaint saying that original was lost.
The police were very, very sympathetic and co-operative but it took them forever to clear the formalities because they are just too busy!
Daddy sat there in the police-station and watched sad-faced detainees behind bars being interrogated, just like it happens in the movies!
Finally, the duplicate got issued and the transport authorities accepted our application. The NOC is supposed to come home by post in about a week. And then, if we decide to, we can sell off our car.
Thank Dogness, one job well done!
Today morning, we were getting ready to go out for a drive and Mummy looked in her purse to check if she had any cash inside.
And guess what???
There it was, the ORIGINAL RC!!!
None of us has ANY idea at all how it got inside her purse.
We haven’t yet figured out how to open Mummy’s purse though we always try to. So it couldn’t have been any of us who put it there.
Daddy believes Mummy missed it the day we were all looking for it and Mummy swears she NEVER saw it there before today morning.
And she had used this purse only just yesterday!!
Daddy vehemently denies ever getting near her purse. The question of his putting it there doesn’t arise, he says.
So the only solution to the mystery is that there lives a poltergeist in our home we cannot see!!
Daddy has named him ‘G’ and he swears it has nothing to do with Mummy’s name being Geetu!
We believe you, Daddy!
Now we only need to catch that poltergeist before he hides any more papers!
Ginger, Buddy n Shadow
Mummy writes under the pen name ‘Aksharaa’, she has always been, much before she started helping us write this blog. She just loves this name which means ‘alphabets’ in Hindi.
Talking of pen-names, there is someone very famous we would like to talk about. We will try and post sometime soon.
Do you know of any interesting or famous pen-names?
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.