The sky was cloudy this morning in Chiang Rai, but the clouds didn’t last against the hot sun. Another one of those days.
The ‘Easy Monday’ song was “My Girl” by The Temptations. I told you it was easy (555). This week’s ‘Zany Day’ song might be remembered by some: “[spoken] Is she really going out with him? Well, there she is. Let’s ask her. Betty, is that Jimmy’s ring you’re wearing? Mm-Hmm. Gee, it must be great riding with him. Is he picking you up after school today? Uh-uh. By the way, where’d you meet him? [sung] I met him at the candy store, he turned around and smiled at me, you get the picture? (yes, we see). That’s when I fell for __ __ __ __ __.” Hint: By a group name for a mythical place. There were motorcycle sounds in the recording.
When we got up this morning, Daku had a different attitude about Chopper. He must have thought about it overnight (he does this) because he was eager to see him. We could hear his little puppy yelps from our kitchen. Later we learned that his first night in his new home was typical. He woke up a lot and did what babies do. Fortunately, Natcha and Gong are fairly new parents so they knew what to do. Clean up after the baby. Later, they had fun in the yard.
We cruised over to The Wanderer this morning for coffee. Khun Noot, Kwan (Mercy’s Mom) and Kern were in the patio having coffee so we had to show them ‘baby pictures’.
Our day took a dramatic turn when we took Daku to the vet to check on a missing patch of fur. After the usual wait, it was determined that it was what is commonly known as ringworm (which is actually a fungus infection). With only one instance of it on him, we are hopeful that we caught it early. We have to find a hand-held black light so we can see if there’s any more. What it meant in the short term was shampooing the dog with a special soap, and washing all his bedding, toys and brushes. Daku was unfazed by most of this, and just wanted to see the puppy.
This afternoon the Chinese Drum Units came to our street. First they stopped at Bed Villa and then the big house across the road. There were firecrackers, lion dancers and a drum circle that was pretty cool.
I’ll leave you with another photo of Chopper, showing his amazing eyes.
Could be a Wacky Wednesday.
“You have to dream before
your dreams can come true.”
~A.P.J. Abdul Kalam