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Morning Surprise

This is what we saw when we opened the front door this morning! Mr. Rabbit had come calling. We have often seen two of these cuddly creatures roaming around in the compound as we step out for a walk but it was a surprise when it came calling. The immediate fear was that Tyson would…

Monkey Business

Monkey business

I took this picture of a monkey in Shimla, India, minutes after it had made off with a visitor’s packet of sweets that he was to offer at a temple. The ‘thief’ ensured he was at a safe distance but still visible and appeared to cock a snook at the worshipers with a ‘catch me…

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Tyson’s close shave

Tyson’s had a shave today – a really close shave – partly to help him beat the heat but mainly to deal with the mess of his 24×7 shedding hair by the bucketful. We find him rather odd looking after spending nearly a hour and a half at the ‘saloon’ but he seems to be…

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Being foolish?

I guess it’s time for this cat to say goodbye – to this life at least! Barely had I escorted Tyson inside the house than this rather menacing looking creature appeared from behind the wall and sat on the ‘toadstool’ I have set up with a makeshift birdbath, having a rather ‘cool’ drink! Tyson, as…

The Tyson saga!

This is a column I wrote at the Gulf Daily News back in the beginning of 2010 when our pet Tyson returned home after having gone missing for three days. I was reminded of those times by a blog I wrote yesterday (Mutt on the coast) and a comment that followed saying how humans insist…

Mutt on the coast

It was a blisteringly hot evening yet again but that did not stop this bunch of children fool around on a “hillock” at the Busaiteen coast. But the way they were literally dragging a most unhappy-looking dog with them was not a pleasent sight. The well-fed, but visibly uncomfortable, mutt tried its best not to…

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Smitten kitten

  This very cute looking alley cat in Bahrain’s Muharraq neighbourhood came out of ‘hiding’ when it heard yet another man with a camera had come calling. This particular area on the island is a well-known ‘haunt’ for photographers eager to capture the country’s ‘original’ heritage of old houses, ancient mosques and museums and the…