Thursday, 9 May 2013

South Indian Summer

Arunachaleswara Temple at dawn, Tiruvannamalai, India
Today marks the start of a 'heat wave' here in Tiruvannamalai, South India. I had to chuckle a bit when I saw this on a weather forecast since it has already been 100-102 F for the past week or so. Today it hit 108 F with a heat index of 118 F. I didn't know thermometers went that high. We actually had a funny incident last week when a friend picked up our outdoor thermometer to read the temperature and it crumbled in his hand. The plastic has just had enough, I guess.

The Tiruvannamalai Animal Sanctuary helped us out again last week with free medicines for one of our dogs who was attacked by a vicious dog somewhere outside of our property. I found the dog (called White Dog)  the next morning on our back court yard bleeding and barely able to lift his head. He had some big gashes on his legs and head and his ears were pretty torn up. I am happy to report though that after 10 days of oral antibiotics, which we syringed into his mouth three times a day, he is back up walking around and looking much more like himself.

Next week, we are off to the US for a family event and a break from the heat.