Thursday, April 19, 2012


In China, I could go shopping with Lady. As a matter of fact, I could even do my own shopping.  Sausages were conveniently located at a height I could reach. So were moon cakes during their season. The clerks just laughed and rang up the sale. But in India, I usually can't go with Lady. She doesn't have a car. The roads are too narrow and steep for a bicycle, so Lady walks, or I should say, climbs up and down flights of stairs to the small shops, and the one sizable grocery store/bakery. Sometimes she has to cross four roads, each meaning a steep set of stairs. I don't do stairs, so Lady would have to carry me. Kinda hard to carry groceries and me. But sometimes she's just picking up dahi, or bread, or something from the small shops on our lane. I can go there. To get what she needs, Lady has to go to a bunch of different shops. It's her exercise plan!
We don't have coupons here, but sometimes you get something for free when you buy something. Today Lady got two things free: a tiffin and a bottle of dish soap! The other day she got a free glass, ten American cheese slices, and six free Magi noodle packages. Lady made grilled cheese sandwiches for me.
Free tiffin and dish soap


  1. You got to serve yourself in China? Great!

    We love getting free stuff.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. Oh Yeah! A shopping day for Marley. How exciting is that!! I just bet you had such a fantastic time in the store too. Were you able to snatch anything good off the bottom shelves? I still say you are very lucky Marley ~ You got a grilled cheese sandwich again. I've never had one, so could only imagine in my wildest dreams what it would taste like.

    Lily Belle

  3. It's so cool you can go shopping with Lady! Free stuff is pawsome
    Dachshund Nola

  4. Going shopping there sure sounds "interesting"
    My mom loves when she gets free stuff!
    Kisses and hugs

  5. Lily, yes, in China I could reach the red sausages (cooked), chips, nuts, and moon cakes. In October they sold moon cakes with meat or eggs or fruit in them. I could smell the ones I wanted. I also knew which noodle shops in the 'hood saved big bones for me and never walked on by without stopping. "Mah LEE! Mah LEE!" they called me. I miss my homeland.
    When you smell the cheese, just run into the kitchen and look cute with anticipation. Oh, and eat it on the good bread. Lady cuts it up into small pieces for me.

  6. Grilled cheese sandwiches are yummy! Here in the USA we don't get to go into any stores except pet stores.

    Nubbin wiggles,