Rainbow Days – Who is walking Who?

I went walking up the neighborhood hill with Rainbow today. I don’t know whether a dog is a man’s best friend or not. I can only tell you that a dog is a woman’s best friend.

Training a puppy is like raising a child. Every single interaction is a training opportunity.
– Ian Dunbar

Rainbow Days – The Dog Whisperer

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” — Dean Koontz

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

The Dog Whisperer - Ambal Balakrishnan


Rainbow Days – Smile All Day

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
– William Arthur Ward

The boys and I started talking about why our dog Rainbow doesn’t smile or laugh (although she seems to be very happy around us).

That led to a discussion about facial muscles.

That is when we all went crazy flexing our facial muscles to show different emotions.

Then, we made a pact that we are going to smile a lot.

Smile all day. Because you can. Rainbow can’t.

Summer Trip to Texas

1 Heart to take to Texas.
2 Eyes & Ears to soak up Texas.
3 Boys to give me company during the Texas trip.
4 Chatted each night with my cousin until 4am.
5 Days in Texas – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.
6 Families that we meet in Texas – The Chinni’s (my cousin), The Tony’s (my Cisco buddy), The Palaniswamy’s (Kumar’s college buddy), The Ebby’s (Kumar’s school and college buddy), The Venky’s (Kumar’s school buddy),The Rema’s (Kumar’s cousin).
7 Cities/Towns visited during Texas trip – Dallas, Irving, Plano, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin.

I had a great reunion with friends and family. I was overwhelmed with the hospitality and the love shared on us during this trip. I laughed till my guts hurt and cried till my eyes hurt. I fell in love with Texas…despite the 100+ temperature.

Thank you to my buddies for being such gracious hosts.

Thank you to my friends Lalitha, Ganesh and Abi for providing a loving, caring house for our dog Rainbow while we were away. Thank you to my friend Vandana and her lovely girls for watching over Adi’s betta fish named Little Guy Jr while we were away.