There is a black dog outside my house today, a puppy, kind of cute and ugly at once, and very friendly. Unfortunately it's going to be a couple of years before I can get a dog- not until I stop moving around so much. I will probably adopt a mongrel, or a husky, or a golden retriever. Arctic wolf's are also beautiful, but those big dogs are not for cities, it's too unfair. Huskies should be out in the hills, with snow at least once a year. There, that's my thoughts on the matter.
Working dogs are the best ones, smart and loyal and not egotistical shits who preen themselves like little princesses.
nuff about dogs, just a bolt of energy on the topic, now it's gone again...
but gee i would love one!
7/07/03 blogpost @ Satellite Movement
The black dog is still there, and some people have taken to feeding it. I noticed it has a pretty big wound on its leg, so I'm going to try and find a vet. I hope I can also find an owner for it. It is very calm and sweet, and I am hoping that it is not too sick, looks healthy enough but given that it could /have been stray for a while, who knows. I can't believe such a good natured animal could be stray.
So, I found a vet finally, an indian guy who did a house call. The wound has been treated and is looking a lot better. . He seems pretty house trained...while he was recovering from his sedation i had him in the kitchen and he wined to go out to 'potty'. As soon as I let him out on the balcony he went for it. Unfortunately, much as I would love to keep him, I think it will be pretty impossible, so Im going to have to find him a home. I have been told there is a group called K9 who are a dog rescue service, who apparently help out in such a case. Cross your fingers for me that it all works out well.
So I let the dog out this morning and he has gone, whether permanently or not I don't know, but they destroyed his 'hang out' place outside, chopped down all the plants, and probably scared the bejeezus out of him. Great. I tell you this whole dog thing is making me so bloody homesick for a NORMAL place to live, which I am in control of, where I get to choose where I live and renting a place with a garden for a dog is not an impossible logistical and financial task like it is here, and where I have rights.....Living in this country it is the unexpected which pisses me off more than anything. I was prepared for the whole sexual and racial prejudice thing, and sure that pisses me off and I bitch and moan about it, but it is the unexpected which really throws me. Like the fact that the police drive around and shoot stray or roaming dogs, and that kids here throw stones at them.
What about the rest of the day, yep I can bitch about that too. Maybe it is homesickness, maybe it's 'dog' stress, but the hole freakin day has been shite. All I want to do is sleep. I think it is the feeling of working in an underressourced company without seniors there to advise me when I need advice, or worse still unable to give the advice.
Right, gotta get back to the hell hole.
Remember that song 'Moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches' ? It keeps popping into my head, perhaps because I am officially moving to Baraimi, although not to eat peaches. I am moving with my newly adopted dog, Dusty, to a humungous house on the other side of the border. Yep, Im moving to Oman. I will be the person you see catching a Baraimi taxi into Al Ain everyday for the next year.
I got to go new furniture shopping in Dubai today, and will move in on the weekend. Great.
Right, other than that, life is fine. Dog is good, and im guessing I may be offline for a while, while I get everything ship shape and connected in the new place.
that's what the news will be telling me when i see the icycles at the end of my nose!
No more Dubai. I left 2 weeks ago, in case i forgot to tell you. It had to happen, and now it is done. I go fetch dog Dusty from quarantine tomorrow, and the ship with my two giant boxes arrives in about a week. And, I am in the process of sorting out Uni Enrollments, Housing, Jobs, Removals and all the fun stuff that happens when you change hemispheres.
Missing people? Yep, although i have been so freakin' busy i havent had time to scratch meself!
But wish in a way Dubai wasnt so far away. Havent even moved into my new place and am getting people telling me they are keen to visit. I hope so. If I mention the words '2 minutes walk to the beach' maybe they will be convinced.
SO there we go. Funny how word gets out tho. been home two weeks and people are popping out of the woodwork and contacting me. Tis nice actually.
The above posts are from my old blog Satellite Movement around the time I found my dog when I lived in the UAE. Nearly 10 years ago I found this beautiful dog. One of the best decisions of my life to keep him. Feeling a tad sentimental.