Category: The Dogs

A month of Madam Mili

January 10th, 2017 by

Go ahead and label me “the indulgent, besotted parent” of this little pup –you will not be far from the truth! Mili has made her place at home, found her niche in our hearts and horrified Pepper the matron.Food, cuddles, an assortment of interesting toys ( broken, bashed up remnants of life), calcium tablets, vaccinations…its […]


And now there is Mili

December 15th, 2016 by

Three evenings ago, there was a cold brown wind whipping up the dust into freezing needles and pins. The evening sunshine looked weak and wintery and it was the right time to don a thick sweater and a cowl and a hat, and drink hot tea. And that is precisely what we were doing. My […]


Her day

August 31st, 2016 by

It began like any other day of her little 150 day old life….the first grey light of dawn peeped in to find her snuggled against my neck, gentle nibbling of my ear lobe “hey, its morning and we cant waste a single moment sleeping now! time to scratch my tummy before the bladder bursts!’. I […]


Last week, this time, it was Peppu and me getting ready for our daily forest romp. Water and bowl and mobile in bag, we set off with Bruni, Kajal, Choti and Mystery. Fun at the cracked water pipe, fun in the pine-needle filled pit, fun with stone chasing and wind ruffling. That evening, I could […]


It will soon be 8 weeks of Biskit leaving us for the Rainbow Bridge. I look down at her grave, with its little sapling of scented geranium, count the number of sprouting leaves on her memorial shrub, think of her presence around me, and sip my morning cup of tea. At my feet, sits that greying […]


I will give you a hint..There are six sleeping dogs in that muddle of blankets and rugs. This is the only picture that was taken during those 12 hours of surgery, 2 days of holding onto our free spirited dogs, 30 hours of strange singing and sighing from doped/desperate canine patients. Few pictures, but the […]


Beloved dog

March 14th, 2016 by

Ten weeks had to be kept aside for loving Biskit. No blog posts, not much of knitting, few emails and Facebook interactions, no visits and chats over tea and hot snacks, few guests and conversations. It was all about cuddling Biskit, taking her for little walks and bringing her back in my arms, savouring the winter sunshine […]


payback time

January 20th, 2016 by

Its 4 am..and there are two sets of rhythmic background sounds… The quiet drumming of rain drops as we get our first winter rains. This delay does not bode well for the summer, but hey, lets not rush into future forebodings at this time of the day! The living room and kitchen clocks play their […]


In search of pure wool

January 16th, 2016 by

Ranikhet is situated in the lap of the Himalayas. To state a fact, 10 states of India are located in the realms of this range of mighty mountains. Mighty mountains have foot hills and rolling valleys, undulating green pastures amidst flowing streams…those lovely pictures on tourism sites prove that they exist and  that they are visited, […]


Doggy update

November 17th, 2014 by

With crispy cold mornings, cobalt blue skies and bone-warming sunshine, winter is really and truly here. Its that season when I can schedule “soaking the sun” as an important activity for the day. The dogs love it too. Bundles of doggy furriness flop around me, stirring and snoring gently in unison. As the sun moves […]