Thursday, May 01, 2008

The Bangalore Bunch (sung to the tune of The Brady Bunch)

This is the story, of a clan named Murphy, who were bringing up 3 very active kids.
All of them had hair of brown, from Korea, the youngest one Balu.

This is the story, of a pack of Marstons, who were bringing up 3 dogs of their own.
They were 5 souls, living all together, and they were very calm.

Then the one day when the Murphy’s met the Marstons, and we knew it was much more than a hunch, that this group must somehow form a family, that’s the way we all became the Bangalore Bunch.

The Bangalore Bunch (dam dam da)
The Bangalore Bunch (dam dam da)
That’s the way we all became the Bangalore Bunch!

As you can guess and see from the photos, there are a few additions to our family (for a few days). We volunteered to dog sit for Andi and Mike’s dogs for the long holiday weekend.

Mooti (Hindi for fat) and Chunk (from my favorite movie The Goonies) are bulldogs and Walter a pug (no idea where his name comes from but it fits him and he does look a bit like Walter Mathial).

The kids have been SO excited about this weekend for weeks.They wanted to name the dogs themselves and were disappointed when they learned the dogs already had names. Then, they allocated them out (as good merchants would) so that each kid has one dog “my dog”. We had to keep reminding them that the dogs were going home in 4 days and they weren’t ours “forever and ever”.

Each morning you could see and hear up tramping down the street, each dog with one kid. Jimmy was up at 6:00am each day to see "his" dog. He was so enamored with them that we'd find him sleeping in the guest room just to be close to the dogs.

The dogs met all our friends, went on 16-20 "walks" a day and were basically celebrities for the weekend. I think they'll be glad to get home. But... it was a really fun way to spend a long weekend at home. The kids loved it!!! Thanks Andi, Mike, Chunk, Mootie and Walter!!!!