Every week i’ve some encounters with people while walking with M & M. Usually they are pleasant encounters with people slowing down their cars or bikes giving us a thumbs up or people saying: look that’s a karwani... Sometimes people stop their vehicles & come up to us just to meet M & M. Even if i want to remain invisible & not known in my neighbourhood M & M makes us so visible with their beautiful features & unique personas.
Once a person in a bike with his girl friend:
Sir, I’m a dog trainer & have attended all the dog shows in Pune since my childhood & have seen many a karwani.…..however these guys are exceptional. You have really looked after them well !!
thanks (feeling modest/ shy etc)
Once a person chatting on a phone walking past us… telling the person to whom he is talking
two beautiful dogs walking past me !
Near our house in the city there are a few popular breweries, sometimes while walking in the night if any woman wearing a short skirt comes towards us to touch Magic, it’s better to quickly look away. Because due to his height & sniffing capabilities his nose would’ve lifted up her skirt….. walk on & pretend not to have seen anything !!
We used to have very nice neighbours, Magic and Mia could walk in & walk out of their house anytime. Their child before entering his school bus had to first hug Magic and Mia, when he comes back from school before entering his own house he had to first come & meet Magic and Mia. Unfortunately now we’ve a neighbour who is a renowned member of the dog hater’s club. We use the terrace in the morning while we sit & have our tea, read the morning newspaper or just watch the birds & the flowers in the early morning sunlight and do some exercises etc, while Magic & Mia would be doing their own things. Our so-called neighbour for some reason didn’t like all this and one day he took matters into his hand & decided to lock up the terrace door to prevent us that little open space. Partner handled him in her own dignified way & whereas for me it just took an hour to find a key maker & make a new set of keys……
One evening while walking with Magic a person on a bike sees us & comes to a screeching halt & turns back towards us.
biker: (in hindi) Kitne ka hai ? (literally meaning for how much is this dog worth ?)
me: Its none of your business.
biker: Sir, i am from Satara, i always go for dog racing, your dog is capable of winning many races, can you sell him to me ?
me: I do not believe in selling & buying. Also this dog is very much part of my family
I walked on. Since it was a short walk for toilet jobs we were returning & i noticed this biker is still waiting for us in the same spot.
biker: Sir, i offer you INR 30k right now please sell this dog to me.
me: Didn’t i tell you that this dog is part of my family, so the question of buying & selling doesn’t arise even if you offer me INR 3 million !
me: (now clearly upset & itching to punch him on the nose) If you are walking with one of your family members, then someone comes up & offers INR 30k for that family member how will you feel ? Be careful how you talk & please realise that 99% of things in our life are priceless.
I am still trying or learning to click good, decent snaps & clearly not happy with these. However i am still reluctantly posting it with both Magic & Mia in full throttle…..its something which brings a smile on my face every morning.
Peace & love.