Unny and I decided that we needed to get them out. Take them to the park. Try to get them to poo somewhere else besides my Afghan rugs. So we packed them up into my Afghan pack and rolled out.
We attempted to go to the Lumpini Park first. No Dogs Allowed!
We head over to Suan Roe Fai (Old Rail Way) Park. Technically no dogs allowed there either. But we snuck them in.
We rented some bikes and tooled on over to a secluded and shaded area in the park. I let my babies out of my backpack and watched their reaction. I think they were in shock from the ride. They just sat there. Scared. Intimidated by their surroundings. I forced the issue. I put their leashes on and pulled them along. Malalai wasn’t having any part of it. I had to drag her for a bit and afterward she’d just stop and sit there. Refusing to sally forth into new territory. Sierra was a bit more adventurous. She roamed around a bit. She followed me and I didn’t need to pull her but every so often to make her move.
When we left, we placed them in the baskets and rode them back to the park entrance. I had to lock Sierra onto the basket because she kept trying to climb out. Malalai simply sat there and looked around until we neared the front of the park. She started getting a little more interested at about that time. So I held her with one hand and steered the bike with the other.
There were funny. I laughed. They whined. I laughed some more.
Things I noticed.
Thai people really seem to love dogs. Everyone pointed and talked about our pups. Everyone was interested. The Taxi drivers had absolutely no problem picking us up with our dogs. The ones who drove us to the parks seemed to actually enjoy having our pups along for the ride.
It was hot.
I think three crows were interested in making more than casual acquaintance with Malalai and Sierra. I had to shoo them away twice. I think they wanted a nice little snack.
The Red Shirts were out in force. Don’t know if it was full force but there were a lot of them. They were announcing over their hand held bull horns that today was not a day for Red Shirts or Yellow Shirts but a day for Democracy. Apparently, the Reds love their King and aren’t bothered by the dichotomy of love for a King and love for Democracy. Kind of schizo if you ask me or it may simply be that they haven’t thought through their actions to the full spiritual, emotional and political extent. It’s their country. I’m simply a guest. It’s an observation.
Malalai and Sierra were or seemed to be dizzy and in calm shock for most of the trip and were exhausted afterwards. We took them for their 2nd and 3rd car ride. 1st moto taxi ride. 1st bike ride. 1st trip to a park.
I accidentally knocked Sierra into a creek or tributary of some sort to the Chao Phraya. She didn’t like that too much. I placed Malalai into the basket of my bike. She just lay down and went to sleep. I did the same thing with Sierra. She moved around too much and the bike crashed to the ground. That might be why she kept trying to climb out of the basket later.
A bird strafed Malalai while she was sleeping in the basket of the bike that I had rented for the park. Funny but disgusting and I had to clean her.
On the way back in the taxi, both of them fell asleep on me. Malalai on my leg. Sierra on my shoulder.
They were cute. It was a nice day at the park for all of us. When we arrived back to the Condo and I let them out of my backpack, they looked around as if to say; “How’d we get back here.” Then they took a nap.
Big day out for our Pups. I think they enjoyed it. I know Unny and I did.