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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…

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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…

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Cats and dog

These are just two of the (i am guessing) nearly 100 cats that stay in our residential compound. They are everywhere – around car tyres, on the roof, in the garden, on trash cans and even sunbathing at times. They are quite harmless but we have to be extremely careful of our mutt Tyson attacking…

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Summer’s Fall

One would normally associate falling laves with the end of summer but in Bahrain, with scorching temperatures, such scenes are commonplace at the beginning of the season. No matter how much one cleans out the piles,  they come right back. While it may be painful in keeping the garden and the compound neat, the leaves…

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Tyson’s ‘booked’ his new space!

Tyson looks mighty pleased with his new sitting space next to my living room library but is not very happy at being ‘disturbed’ during sleep. He has reserved this new ‘corner’, among the several others throughout the house, to make sure he is among ‘people’ at all times!

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…