Sunday, there was this abortive trip we tried to
to TsengWeng dam. Monday 27 Sept being a
holiday to the main holiday of ChongQiuJia
Autumn festival), I decided to try yet again the
to the dam. Tinkerbell wore the old familiar
harness, kind of chewed up but still very
a local breakfast, we set off again vowing not
try short cuts.
the breaks for coffee stop, cold dessert stop,
of cigarettes from Tink's jaw stop, and
stop, we took about 3 hours to reach the dam.
was a rather massive dam set in a steep valley.
place to be and perhaps photos should be
of that place. But the air wasn't that clear
we were running short of time when we reached
It was also too difficult to frame the shots.
we need to be back again in Chiayi for a BBQ
at the Shi's home.
such, the first part of photos in the Webshot
consist largely of Tinkerbell on the bike in
various poses. She can readily make her way from
perch to the backpack. You expect that in fast
and strong winds, she would make her way lower
and in lower speed, she would stay on the perch.
was not the case. Instead she stayed down out of
wind when I go slowly and in faster speed with
winds, she liked to go on top. Now and then,
unzipped the back pocket to dig into and chew my
To my stopping and scolding of her, she
scream back at me for spoiling her pleasure.
is a religious kind of festival, In
times, it is a kind of harvest festival
the Gods for the success of harvest and
of the Moon as iconic symbol. But the eve
the CQJ is where family and friends make merry with
Chiayi, it seemed every other home had a BBQ going
in the front as we made our way to Shi's house
is home to Zorro.
brought along Halftail the Bimbo to make it a big
for us. I could not keep the happiness from
face as I hold and hugged the furry ones. And yes,
know I make a very lousy poker player. The actual
of them being loved by both the families they
with 3 weeks later quelled any remaining doubts of
- lackey to all below
- wife, Tinkerbell - CAG & surrogate daughter
the Bimbo - beautiful sweet silly cat
- ferret which loves parrot pellets
and Zor are with other loving families now
will remember them for the happy times they gave me
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