Saturday, April 28, 2012

We don't get to see everyday..

In the hustle of city life, as I was commuting to work I got a fleeting glance of this baby yesterday and remembered to take my camera today. Looks like there is a small demand for donkey's milk, and this one and its mother were tethered on the roadside to catch the needy ones' attention. Having got down off the bike to photograph, I also got a feel of the animal - they are so warm and friendly, want to get petted and don't feel shy of your getting near them. In fact, the young one felt so smooth and silky all over! The owner says people do get attracted by the foal and take time to get off their vehicle, come near and photograph, and I was the nth person to do so! I was glad to hear that.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Rubbing salt to wound!

It was funny.  The baby at home had a minor problem in her belly button, with a small portion of raw flesh jutting out and a moist layer forming on it every day and wearing out by next morning. Surfing the net landed on the problem as umbilical granuloma and several solutions discussed three ways of attacking the problem - mostly by applying silver nitrate, less so by copper sulphate and one by advising soidum chloride (for one week)!  So, there is some truth in the saying rubbing salt to wound - it may irritate, but it also cures!