Thursday, 19 July 2007

Just a Thursday

I woke up late this morning. No particular reason, but fancied an extra snooze. By the time I got my breakfast and got into the car, it was thirty minutes later than the time I usually leave home.

I ended up arriving to work the usual time! This is why I absolutely love the summertime! The period between mid July to end of August, population in Athens - and traffic - reduces dramatically. With people living for their summer holidays, Athens virtually empties - to such an extent that during mid August there's more tourists in the town centre than locals - and shows her true, beautiful colours. No smog, no traffic, no people rushing around. It's just you, the picturesque city corners, the little parks and the ancient ruins. Simply beautiful!

Returning to my journey to work, I had a hearse in front of my for the hole duration. I'm not particularly superstitious, but hearses give me the creeps,. So, following one for the whole journey, gave me the sence that this was going to be one of those "why did I get out of bed" days.

As it turned out, it wasn't. The usal chaos and mayhem of another office day, but no major disasters.

In fact, the day had a surprise for us all at the office! A cute little stray dog had decided to pay a visit to our premices. It must be only a few months old. Skinny - you can count each and every bone one his body - and constantly with its tail tucked between his legs.

We gave Mutt - that's what I named him - water, milk and a couple of sandwiches from the vending machine. We always doubted the quality of those things, so this was the acid test. To our relief he copiously ate them!

By the end of the day, he grew accustomed to us, and as a token of his appreciation he pissed and crapped all over the floor of our warehouse!

Mutt
Camera shy


No wonder his a skeleton considering that his butt is so productive!

9 comments:

JYankee said...

So that food from ur office didn't agree with him after ALL! But you guys were really sweet to give a stray all that food. Kinda like our Mutt...

HollyGL said...

Poor little guy. He didn't know any better. I'm sure he was literally starving - not only for food - but for attention. Bless his little heart.

Blur Ting said...

Oh wow, he's skinny but has such a cute face! He'll be so handsome when he's all fed and plumped up.

It is our Chinese tradition here to avoid meeting the hearse on the wedding day. The groom will go to fetch the bride at her house in the early morning hours, as early as 5am to avoid meeting any hearse on such an auspicious ocassion.

Alice Kildaire said...

I'm always afraid of the coffin falling out into the street in front of me....so what happened to Mutt? where did he spend the night?

Epimenides said...

jyankee the food from our office doesn't agree with anyone here! ;)

hollygl Opinions differ whether Mutt is a he or a she! The evidence is not very apparent, if you know what I mean. :)

Ting Wow! I won't be getting married there then! Very cranky if I wake up that early. ;)

Alice the hearse had no "passengers" thankfully! And Mutt was still arround to great us in the morning! (Free food I guess) :)

Amel's Realm said...

AWWWW...poor skinny Mutt. :-((( I agree with Blur Ting, though. His face is cute even though he's skinny he he he...

rp said...

Poor baby! I hope your warehouse adopts her. She's too skinny. And if gener not apparent, probably a girl ;) Some rotten person abandoned her. Maybe you can stop by the grocery and pick up a can of alpo for her...I'll do it if you like. I am such a sucker for animals. Generally like 'em better than people.

rp said...

oh, and were you in Athens during the olympics? Was it madness?

The commute to Manhattan is also more sane during the summer months. All the vacationing adults, and no students. But the Island itself is just teeming with tourists. A real pain in the butt when you have a fast purposeful walk, and someone from out of town stops on a dime in the middle of the sidewalk to either look up, take a picture or look at a map....

Epimenides said...

Amel - Mutt's kind cute, no?

rp - Whatever is is it looks like a pimple! More investigation is required! :)
Actually, Athens was ok for the Olympics! Most people watched it from their holliday spots.
PS. Perhaps one day you'll walk into Epi trying to get a photo of the Empire State Building...(you'll know from the women around trying to get a photo of Epi!!! :D