Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Watercolours

The rain had been getting on our nerves - the mold, the gloomy weather, the mud, the traffic because of water logging and potholes - all of it just got a little too much. When you can't beat 'em - join 'em! So we decided to go for a nice long drive just outside Bombay and at least enjoy some views that the monsoon brings with it. Of course, our dear Rummy can't be far behind. Here he is all leashed up and ready to go!
The rain had ensured that there were more than the usual amount of potholes, which stretched the 2 hour journey to 3 and a half...each way! We couldn't spend as much time at our destination as on the road, but it was a good day trip. The only one we took this rainy season!
Random waterfall along the way


   

Monday, September 6, 2010

Follow Up

I had mentioned in an earlier post about a mudslide that rendered a few families homeless. Well, since then not much progress has been made. The hills are still being worked on, and the wall that was damaged by the incident has apparently given way to leopards that have have killed a few dogs. A few years ago there were reports of leopards taking away small children from another building. Yes...we forget that Bombay has it's very own National Park which we are encroaching upon as the city continues to grow, so the city has incidents such as these.

In other news, even after the bleaching and disinfectants, we are still struggling with mildew. It rained the whole of last week, and it is still drizzling sporadically. It is getting annoying now. Someone make it stop....puhleeze!

Husband and I fell ill after a long time. It was no common cold either. Husband first developed high fever and was shivering, and in Bombay the first thing that comes to your mind is Malaria. Scary! The country claims to be on its way to becoming a super power where diseases like Malaria and Dengue are still commonplace. But we digress. We got the Malaria test done and thankfully it was negative. As was inevitable, once he started to get better, I caught on the virus. Both are better now.

Rummy has been neutered finally. The day of the operation he was restless because of the anesthesia. He winced in pain and discomfort which made us feel like pure villains. But he slept it off and was ready for his walk by evening. He was put on the Elizabethan collar but he managed to get it off by dragging the flap across the wall and other edges. Problem: he kept licking at the stitches that resulted in swelling. Solution: make him wear the collar so that the flap is inside the cone. Took us a while to figure that out! But since he couldn't scratch is ears, he came looking for us to do it for him when the need arose! Cone and stitches are off now. No changes noticed so far except that he has stopped chasing motorbikes and cycles. Rather, he doesn't do that as often as he used to!
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