“And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.“
And so did we or that’s how Mummy rationalised why we didn’t go to the park yesterday. Do you think she’s taking the Scriptures too literally?
She said, this is another sort of Sunday routine. There will be Hyde Park Doodle Sundays but we will also have restful ones that is not dog-focused.
So our Sunday started with our morning walk before we went to Gail’s – and there we met Maddie who was really happy to see us. This morning there were five dogs at the front area where we are allowed to go inside. And we all behaved impeccably. Someone behind the counter said – “Oh my god, so many dogs today!” After a cappuccino and croissant, we went to churchAnd the reward for being good at church, Sunday Roast at Henry Root. Wanting some of Marion’s croissant Mummy gave us some delicious sausage wrapped in bacon and some fries. When we were satisfied we laid down under the tableLittle Georgie looked tired.And I woke up when the biggest lemon posset ever arrived!Mummy said she did not finish it all – thank goodness! But enough sugar to make her feel tired after lunch.
We went home to watch a movie – one that she thought we could all enjoy together – Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Does it have a sad ending?
Well, you have to watch it to see what happens.But we got a little distracted. So the story goes on about Hachi, the lost dog who was found by a man and how he showed his love and loyalty to his new found master. He would walk his master to work every day and was there to await his return every afternoon at 17.00. And then the day came when Hachi knew something was going to happen to his master.Indeed, the master never came home that afternoon. But every day Hachi never failed to go to the train station and waited for his master to come home – for the next nine years – till he died.That was a tear-jerker. Mummy, did you have to get such a sad movie to watch on a restful Sunday?
It is also a theme that we know well – undying loyalty comes with our package. Hachi was abandoned and then after his master died, he became a street dog again.
May’s comment: We watched Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, the Hollywood adaptation of the true story of Hachi, a faithful Akita Inu and a college professor who found him abandoned. A story of a dog’s undying love for his master.
The real Hachi-ko is in Japan and there’s a bronze statue at the Shibuya train station to commemorate him. I’ve been to Shibuya station a few times but I have never noticed it. That was my pre-Darcy days. These days I would go back to Tokyo just to look at the statue. 🙂