The Big Itch

Over the last couple of months, both our dogs have had an attack of ticks! Wonder which of them got them first, or from where, but they were miserable. Three-year old Chucky (the Pug-Pekingese) and the much older Tyson (the Desert Dog-Lab ) were continuously scratching and no amount of removing the deadly parasites physically…

Dog’s Day Warmth

This picture, courtesy my daughter, Asveen, says it all. A couple of stray dogs find warmth in a pile of freshly-fallen dried leaves. Goes to show animals will figure out a way to be comfortable, even in the harshest of circumstances. Nature’s ways are unique – and practical!  

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…

A N I M A L S !

I had only heard of animals and birds on sale in Bahrain’s Isa Town on the weekend. But what I saw yesterday was appalling – several times over! These poor creatures, in 40 degrees C plus temperatures – most of them without even water – were literally broiling in the heat. A peacock, in particular,…

Woof – Best Friends Forever

Dogs are man’s best friend – that’s never been in doubt! However, the number of our four-legged companions seen while travelling in Sikkim was something else. Everywhere we went – from houses on mountain tops, to restaurants, hotels, shops, bars, stores, and on roadsides and monasteries, they were in abundance. They were many a times…