banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

digging one’s own digs

It is very hypnotic, the rhythm of someone else working.

The dog jumped up on the road divider and dug and dug the mud away from the pathetic plants.

She was so thin, I wondered if she was looking for food.

Or perhaps she was a conscientious dog and was digging a toilet bowl for herself?

Once the hollow was deep enough, she twisted her body, into a graceful curl, and lay down, shutting her eyes.

The rickshaw-wala grinned and looked at me in the rear view mirror. I smiled back. The long signal changed without us noticing the wait.

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11 comments on “digging one’s own digs

  1. Eveslungs
    August 10, 2010

    what an apt title . Dogs so love to dig up spots and lie in them. You have such a talent for turning the most mundane things into events !

    • Banno
      August 12, 2010

      Thanks, Eveslungs.

  2. memsaab
    August 11, 2010

    Maybe it was a bit muddy and therefore cool :)

    The stray dogs break my heart more than anything in India…at least this one found a peaceful spot out of the way.

    • Banno
      August 12, 2010

      Memsaab, the stray kids get me. And the dogs. And the cats. And the cows. And the elephant. :)

      This was hardly a peaceful spot, a really busy flyover, which takes at least 45 mins. to cross during the day. But yes, she was content.

      • memsaab
        August 13, 2010

        Peaceful for her. And yes they do ALL get to me…but the dogs most of all. I guess I was one in my last life :)

  3. I
    August 11, 2010

    “The long signal changed without us noticing the wait.”

    That’s a beautiful line.

    • Banno
      August 12, 2010

      Thanks, I.

  4. Sharmi
    August 11, 2010

    I love the last line… Shows how to see he world go by in a beautiful way!! Lovely post :)

    • Banno
      August 12, 2010

      Thanks, Sharmi. :)

  5. dipali
    August 11, 2010

    I could see it all happen:)

    • Banno
      August 12, 2010

      Thanks, Dipali.

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