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Thursday, April 3, 2008

The monkeys outside my window !

The other day, I was mentioning how a large monkey likes to scamper along the white fence outside my office window, and how I was never fast enough to take its picture. Well, I had the visit of TWO monkeys, yesterday. They were playing together, as opposed to merely using our fence as a fast lane from one house to another, and I was able to snap some pictures, from the other side of the window, obviously, so they're not perfectly clear. Needless to say, as soon as they saw me, they disappeared into the trees.

And since we're talking about animals that happen in our neighborhood, here is another, who was just on the other side of the street, on the same day.


Nandini said...

Hi Katia,
Loved the pictures! They make me homesick for India. Not for Holi though - loved it as a kid, hated it as a teen and adult. I would barricade myself at home each year and my cousins would show up and say come on we'll only put a bit of gulal (dry color) on you and I would end up dumped in the tub of dye.

Here, in Boston, I let the kids use a bucket load of water balloons and squirt guns and a bit of color - then we wash up and go to what ever Indian restaurant is having a Holi bash and eat the buffet while watching the (very colorful) college kids jam to desi music in the parking lot. Your girls are adorable!

And speaking of wildlife – we had an opossum show up on the deck last night! He was eating from our (I use that term loosely) feral outdoor cat’s bowl. Spooky is wild but we trapped him and took him to the vet to be checked and fixed and have his ear tipped. The shelter pronounced him too wild to be adopted. So now he lived in the woods behind our house and shows up only for dinner. We’ve also had visits from raccoons, skunks, turtles, coyotes, foxes, deer and what not. But I miss the monkeys! Oh well I put one in the book.

I’m glad you’re better.

Annette Gulati said...

Great pictures, Katia! I rode a camel (and an elephant) the last time I was in India. Not as comfortable and easy as it looks. The monkeys are adorable!

Robyn said...

I am so jealous, I never see monkeys in Hyderabad. Lots of dogs and chickens... the odd pig... water buffalos everywhere, but never a monkey.

Katia said...

Well, that's bizarre. I wrote an answer to Annette and Nandini, yesterday, but it's nowhere to be seen. Probably lost somewhere in Cyberspace. I was telling you all about getting my foot squashed by an elephant :)

Robyn, you're welcome to come and see the monkeys anytime. My husband is getting worried, actually, as they seem to be coming in bigger numbers, and some of them can bite, and of course, carry diseases. Not ideal when you have kids around who'd like nothing better than play with the "cute little monkeys."

APG said...

Omg! I whould like to see those little devils right now out of mine ^^…In case, and if you want, i’ve made a brief article about India i saw…Can i send to you the link? http://www.nbmodena.org/2008/03/20/la-mia-india/ The translator is in the bottom right side of the page! Talk to you soon so! Kisses!

Katia said...

Hello APG. I tried the link and read a bit throught the article, but my Italian is very basic. I couldn't find the translator. You sound like you know me... but I'm sure I know you :) ??
Thanks for visiting my blog, anyhow, and happy writing.