Friday, 30 January 2009

Indian food and sick dog

CH and I were planning to check out the Capoeira classes last night but changed our mind because of heavy traffic in the city. We made a detour and ended up having dinner in a small restaurant in Little India.

While the famous Banana Leaf Restaurant was packed with tourists, this little one nearby was more popular with the locals. If you ask me, I think most Indian curries taste similar except that you pay a premium for the ambience at the nicer restaurants. Our dinner, comprising mutton, chicken, squid, vegetables, rice and juice only came up to S$17. The service was efficient and hard to beat.

We strolled around after dinner and forgot all about the Capoeira classes. Well, these classes sound really fun but it is probably too much trouble for us to travel all the way to town every week for the lessons. Besides, these night classes start at 8.30pm and end at 10pm. I'll have a hard time getting up early to send SK to school in the morning.

I got home last night to find Rusty shivering and weak. He still looked sick this morning, so we brought him to the vet. As he was running a high fever, the vet suggested we send him to the hospital for blood test.

We arrived at the pet hospital and waited for more than an hour to see the vet. There were so many other dogs and cats in the waiting room. Like most of the other sick pets, Rusty was too weak to bother with socialising today.

After what felt like eternity, we finally got to see the vet. He couldn't pinpoint what exactly was wrong with Rusty, so off we went to another room for blood test. More waiting ensued, so I decided to take some photos.

This feathery friend belongs to the hospital. It kept calling out "ni hou mah?" (how are you?) to me.

Oh, here's my poor sick dog.

YK waiting with Rusty.

The vet called us in again when the results were out. He thinks Rusty is fine but prescribed some medicine for the fever. If his fever persists over the next few days, we'll have to bring him back for other tests.

Maybe it is psychological but Rusty appeared to look better and feel more alive on the way home. We got home at 3pm and $150 poorer. I quickly fed him his lunch and medicine and hope he'll get well soon. He's sleeping now.

We're attending a popiah (spring roll) party at best friend's house tonight. Looks like we'll be talking about our vegetable-growing business all night.

12 comments:

jyankee said...

Wow the Indian food looks great! And do you have to scoop it all up with your hands too? That takes some practice... Poor Rusty! I hope it's nothing serious... he may have ate something weird... Hope he's better. Pets... no insurance for them.. so a trip to the vet burns a BIG hole in the pocket!

Nick Phillips said...

Oh man, the indian food looks excellent! Ever since I haven't had Indian food ever since I've been on my salad diet months ago. Now I feel like just going out and getting some Indian food right this very minute ... hehehe ...

The Real Mother Hen said...

The Indian food looks so yummy. Oh you're so lucky to be living in Singapore.

(hungry now)

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

i is missing my curry fish head meal of it's neighbour's, Muthu's! i had it all by myself then, wonder where tat space in my tummy came from.....hehehe....

Schee said...

Hope Rusty is feeling better. The blood sample will be able to rule out possibilities of parasites. Poor him!

Blur Ting said...

JY - I used fork and spoon :-) The locals use their fingers of course.

Blur Ting said...

Nick - You're still on that diet? Oh man, it has been years... you guys are really food.

Blur Ting said...

MH - I know how you and hubby love Indian food. To be honest, nowadays I find my body takes forever to digest Indian food. Must be old age...

Blur Ting said...

Fry - Hey, we couldn't find Muthu's Curry you know! We were planning to go there but since we couldn't find it, we ended up in a small restaurant in Campbell Lane.

Blur Ting said...

Schee - Yup, they were testing for tick fever.

by the way, we saw a dog just like Schee at Mt Pleasant. It belongs to a Caucasian lady. I guess must be brought in from overseas too.

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

oh blind me! you missed Muthu's!

*thunder rolling among dense clouds*

their restaurant is the best reno-ed on the whole street leh. kekeke.....

clue: exterior is brown, somewhat dark mahogany and fully glass.

but hor, having tried both restaurants, i feel there's an element of luck to the quality of food. it can be sub-standard, man. the 1st (and last) time i had Banana Leave, the fish-head wasn't very fresh. smelly eyes lah. =(

Blur Ting said...

Nehmind, I will look for Muthu's curry the next time I'm there. I will find it! They have all gone upmarket. I kinda like the retro kopitiams. The ambience is more authentic.