Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Puppy Love

Well, I am just back from a weekend in good old Hyderabad filled with a whole dose of puppy love. My friend R with whom I stayed has this incredibly adorable Lhasa Apso ‘Tipu’ and I just can’t get over him. The way he stands poised, waiting at the door when he hears someone coming in, the way he sniffs and prances around you, gauging and measuring a new-comer, the way he keeps running up and down the house checking to make sure every one if ok, the way he was relishing his single cube of panneer, the way his front locks falls over his eyes – the list of his ‘adorable ways’ is endless.

Darling Tipu

Sunday morning, as I drowsily woke up to answer the maid on my tea preference, I could feel a cuddly ball of fur sitting on my bed and nosing around me; I reached out and gave him a huge bear hug and may have scarred him of (:)) in return – but it was one of the best wakeup calls I’ve had in a really long time!

Tipu looking out of the car on his way to his walk

I confess – I am not one of those ardent dog-people, who seem to have their way with even the scariest beasts. I am easily scared by a dog that barks a ton at me or just looks daunting in many cases. But still, there is that idealization of the simplistic yet unconditional love and faithfulness of a four legged friend. (All selfish, but nevertheless there :)).

As they say in Marley and Me, “A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.”

On the travel front, a couple of days of re-discovering Hyderabad and some photos, my first sleeper bus travel, a few thoughts on a recent trip to Vasai fort, a still pending 2009 resolution and an upcoming Singapore trip. Lots to write about – I hope they will all make it to the blog!


Meera said...

The dog does look adorable.. Mama's wedding huh?

Ms.N said...

he does na?

yes- went to maams's wedding with lava. managed to do some good catching up!

Anonymous said...

I like tipu's beard.

Sriram said...

So you are a dog person too.. ;) .. Good to know that... I love dogs and i miss my lara so much... :-( he was adorable... sometimes I wish i had the time to take care of a dog...*sigh*

Ms.N said...

@ Hobo.. :)

@ Sriram... well i am not an anti-dog-person with dog love to give if they promise not to bite! :D

hehe - i want to sound pedantic and say a dialog abot making the time :D hehe... but i wont! i am the last person tht shd really.