Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shopping in Delhi .









Last speech given there's an hour and a half free before heading to the airport and the British Airways flight back to London . Time to get some quick shopping in Delhi . The first port of call a mistake . One of those marble tourist traps full of overly friendly men trying to sell carpets or fake diamond jewellery . Finally , down a side street off Connaught Circle a real find . The sort of old fashioned , family run store , that you can only find in India . Full of absolute marvels . For a moment the idea of buying a sari flits through my mind . Then the problem . How do you choose a sari ?
A good day. The manic water drinking seemed to be coming back under control. Then a tough night . The third in a row .Pit stops every hour from eleven thirty onwards . This time accompanied by him pacing backwards and forwards , unable to settle . Much crying and agitated biting of his back paw . Not at all like placid Mr Wilf and a sure sign that somethings not right . A trip to the vet , whoever is on duty , will need to be arranged for later today . Through it all he remains a gentle companion . His motto : " It is easier to go down a hill than up , but the view is from the top " .

24 comments:

  1. I'm thinking of you Wilf. Best of luck and hope the news is decent at the vet.

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  2. Hoping for good news from the vet!

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  3. keeping you in my thoughts Wilf! You are a fighter, and my hero!

    wags, wiggles & slobbers
    Murphydog

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  4. Interesting pictures of the Delhi sari shop.

    Poor Wilf, I'll be thinking of you today.

    x (for Wilf!)

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  5. Dear Wilf, here's hoping you have a quieter day and that the vet can help.
    Thinking of you with paws crossed (OK, I admit that mostly I cross my paws 'cos Gail seems to think it looks cute and sometimes gives me an unscheduled treat....)
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  6. You're always on my mind, sweet boy.

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  7. Hope that Vet knows the best way to give dear Wilf a spring in his step again.

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  8. We are praying for you, dearest Wilf.
    Maybe you have some neuropathy from your diabetes in that back foot.. The vet can help it to feel better. We beg God it is something easily treatable. All of our love to you.

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  9. At least when you buy a sari, you don't have to worry about getting the wrong size--But I suppose getting the color right would be just as important.

    I found myself thinking of Wilf yesterday, and am sorry to hear that he's having some discomfort in his paw--I hope that the 'haughty young Parisienne' is not on duty and he's met with kindness and compassion instead.

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  10. Wilf,

    We are thinking of you and your family, and hoping that you get to see the vet that you like.

    Gentle woofs from afar,
    Riley

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  11. Dearest Wilf, hoping for the wonderful wise vet to be on duty with the needed answers and able to solve that nasty foot problem pronto...all here holding you in our thoughts.DBH

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  12. Paws crossed for the vet visit.

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  13. I think the saris are beautiful, but somehow, I can't picture 'the font' wearing one!

    Here's hoping to some relief from the vet and a more restful night. We had a tough night here with our old lady, too.

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  14. Prayers your way for the compassionate vet and good news for Wilf. No doubt he is relieved you're home from your journey, even if you didn't bring him a sari.

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  15. Oh, gosh, so sorry that Wilf is having issues. Will be keeping him close to my heart in prayer.

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  16. We seem to remember a previous green fabric purchased in India...

    Positive thoughts for Wilf's vet visit and a more restful night.

    xxx Joan

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  17. i will be waiting with bated breath to hear about wilf. and i'm afraid if it's that young, unfeeling vet, i'd have to give her a piece of my mind. she's in the wrong business. tj

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  18. Thinking of you dear Wilfee.

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  19. You all are in my thoughts today. And my prayers.

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  20. My heart hurts for you, Wilf! I hope it's nothing too serious and that you'll be feeling better soon. Please do keep us up to date because I worry so much about you.

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  21. Here's hoping it isn't the Parisienne AND that it will be a positive visit.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  22. Hoping Wilf settles down now that the flock is reassembled.

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  23. Awwwwww Wilf - we have been on hiatus and catching up. We are praying that the vet will have something in his bag to help you lots - we have paws and hoomans have toes and fingres crossed for you.
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

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