Summer holidays for our son & all of us are heading to our newly adopted hometown & to our farm for the next couple of months.
I must admit that i was quite tense in the days before our travel date to Pune. Deba told us to be cool about it & assured us Magia would be just great. He warned us never to convey any anxiety because then magic would also pick up those vibes & get hassled.
But he had sensed something is on & the moment his bed & bowls were packed he looked a bit perplexed…… but we kept our cool.
It’s a 20hr journey & Deba had told us not to give him food…. just some biscuits, dahi & if needed some kibble. We travelled by Duronto express. It is a non-stop train from Delhi to Pune with just three 5-10 minute technical breaks in Ratlam, Baroda & Vasai.
Magic was just wonderful, he waited till we could take him down to a platform for his peeing and also soon after getting into the train-settled in quite relaxed right through our journey.
The two months went by in a blur. We had major furnishing work in the apartment, we had some major cottage building going on in the farm. Both partner & me were busy & crazy.
Here he is en route to our farm. Since the cottage on the farm was not completed we could not take him there & stay with him on the land.
In between all that there was a freak injury/accident to Magic & our son. Our son had a badly bruised elbow & knee & magic had a deep gash on his left leg just above his paw. First we thought it was a fracture. Luckily it wasn’t. After the initial three days of nursing….. recovery was really quick. Many, many thanks to a lively, energetic & re-assuring vet Dr Praveenkumar Jadhav, who came in a jiffy when we called him.
Magic also has a knack of bringing in some interesting & nice people into our mundane & boring lives. The very first evening (in pune) while we walked out of our lane, we were not sure how the local mafia would react to him & just as we got out of the lane they all came charging at him (us). I held magic close & whispered to him buddy, its gun fire for sure & lets take it on our chests & then i hear a pretty lady calling out hello, hello….. don’t worry, they are all my dogs…. . It was surreal, it was almost like someone had set up a date or something. Then the whole mafia went sniff, sniff…. backside, underside, mouth, smelling the pee, if you pee here, i will pee on top of it, again sniff, sniff. Mobile numbers, e-mail addresses, house addresses, hang out places everything was exchanged between magic & the mafia in a frenetic period of 15 mts. So once magic had befriended & neutralised the mafia, which included Perpendicular & Definite …….then whats there to worry about ? No protection fees had to be paid either…. many, many thanks to the vivacious & beautiful gang leader Vandana (aunty) & her ‘ole man Einstien !!
Suddenly the two months were over & it was time to head back to Delhi again by Duronto express & this time magic was like a veteran traveller. He knew when to go for a pee. He knew we were heading back to the now 43 deg celsius dilli
Awesome Magia…. hats off to you !!