Right now if you happen to leave a cake mix out in the balcony, it would for sure turn into a cake in half an hour. Mummy left her slippers out there yesterday while she was watering the plants and today morning we found they had developed cracks like you find on the earth’s lithosphere in the hot and arid Sahara. If you so desire you might even heat up water out there and save on cooking gas!
So you get the general idea of the temperatures here in New Delhi these days.
Our plants need to be generously watered at least twice a day and even then they look sad. But in spite of all these signs, Mummy was surviving on less than 1 litre of water per day! She may assume she was contributing towards preserving the earth’s most important resource but we (including Daddy) think she has been utterly moronic. Especially when she decided the other day to go street shopping in this heat with her friend and came back with a huge cramp, bloody urine and fever.
You are right. She’s now gone and developed a renal stone ONCE AGAIN.
So in between taking care of her, one little pigeon puppy (that mummy had rescued from the platform of a crowded metro station), two little eggs that hatched into a pair of pigeons, sleeping, playing and generally being cute our paws were full and we had absolutely no time to spare for blogging.
Hence the long hiatus.
Anyway, Mummy is better now and is concentrating on hydrating herself. Sadly, the little pigeon puppy died. It was too small and fragile and had fallen down from the very high roof of this metro platform and probably was injured. But to our utter delight, the eggs turned puppy pigeons that grew up and flew away! (Full story later)
So now we are back to blogging.
Like we were saying, real summer’s here now to stay. The best thing we like about summers is ICE-CREAM! Mummy and Daddy like to take it with chilled mangoes. We lick it straight off the cups.
We have been taking great efforts to keep our little potted garden fresh and green. In spite of the heat, all our pains to keep the plants alive and vibrant are bearing fruit. Rather, flowers!
There’s this new stretch that is now open for the general public which if Mummy takes to work, it saves her 20 minutes of driving time. The only catch is it is quite quiet and lonely and she wasn’t very comfortable in the beginning.
But beginning yesterday, she found the Delhi Police has stationed mobile Police vans at regular short distances all along that stretch.
How thoughtful of them! She now saves precious morning time and also gets to enjoy the scenic road.
Today’s evening walk was a dusty affair. Instead of the rain we were hoping for so ardently, there was this huge dust storm that came our way. It now looks like the dark menacing clouds that had appeared on the horizon have been blown away by the strong wind.
There were even these little tornadoes that lifted up dry leaves to as high as 10 feet in the air. Mummy had to dust and vacuum the entire house and we had a good shower with our anti-itch medication. Finally we are all settled.
We are thinking, should we watch a movie or should we catch up on some beauty sleep?
‘Ides of March’ or ‘Revolutionary Road’. Which one…which one…which one?
May be we should just take a vote on this.
Now please do keep safe, have fun and keep wagging…
Ginger, Buddy n Shadow