Good Karma.

The chickens were left behind when Chloe and Soho (aka Chloho, as they’ve been dubbed by young friend Chadd) were invited to lunch yesterday. The CE and I tagged along, thus getting to meet a charming and  lovely couple and their noble dog, Karma.
Karma

Karma

Karma is a Rhodesian Ridgeback who lives the life to which we all aspire. He has loving parents (“owners” being so poorly descriptive of the relationship between dogs and their people, I think) who provide him personalized dog treats and a fine Baluch rug to call his own.

We know this because the Chicken Emperor, eschewing social protocol, helped himself to an examination of these folks’ rugs. Apologies may be in order, but it was interesting to learn a bit about the rugs made by the Baluch (or Baloch) tribe. Karma’s particular rug features a border made from horse hair, which, the CE explained, is used due to a traditional belief that snakes will not cross horse hair, and therefore, whomever sleeps on the rug need not worry about creepy crawly nocturnal visitors. Sweet, serpentless dreams to you, dear Karma!

According to an article on www.farsinet.com, “the Baluch people are very kind and simple and weave rugs mainly to express themselves and follow an ancient Persian tradition, which dates back thousands of years. Colors of Baluch rugs are usually predominantly a rich burgundy with some very dark navy blue and accents of ivory. They frequently have either an overall pattern, or a prayer rug design. Any Baluch Persian rug is one of a kind and has absolutely no duplicates anywhere in the world.” Members of the Baluch tribes can be found living  in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.

The article goes on to explain that Baluch rugs are of excellent quality and can last for many years. Favored colors are dark red or blue contrasted with splashes of white, yellow and orange. Powerful blues predominate, with ivory as a contrasting color.

A Baluch rug

A Baluch rug

We had such a fun time that we’re hoping to plan a reunion lunch at our house soon. Maybe, just maybe, there will be a meet-and-greet with the chickens, as well. We’re looking forward to seeing them all again soon, as we can most certainly benefit from a bit of good Karma now and then.

Our lovely hosts, Katherine (sp?) and Dan

Our lovely hosts, Katherine (sp?) and Dan

Bernadette, patron saint of pet-sitters and catalyst for yesterday's lunch

Bernadette, patron saint of pet-sitters and catalyst for yesterday's lunch

The amorous Charlie, who also attended

The amorous Charlie, who also attended

A tired Tart, after much ball-chasing fun

A tired Tart, after much ball-chasing fun

Chloe, of course

Chloe, of course

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Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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4 Responses to Good Karma.

  1. Katherine Gunther says:

    Wow! I made the blog and didn’t even have to dress up like a chicken (mental note: return chicken outfit.) Now I feel that I can make comments whereas before I felt like the creepy blog-Peeping Tom who had to cyber-skulk. Meanwhile, we had so much fun. Charlie would like to apologize for his behavior and explain that Chloe was just too pretty after her grooming that he couldn’t help himself. Not only good times, but informative. As we discovered the only good rug we have, we hide under one of Karma’s doggie beds. Which is probably best as the pet psychic says Karma is scared of snakes (long story – best left to a dog-blog. Perhaps Marilyn has time for one of those as well.) And now, back you your regularly scheduled program… we’ll look forward to continued chicken updates!

  2. Katherine Gunther says:

    would you settle for a picture of Karma dressed up like a reindeer? IMG_0004.JPG

  3. Katherine Gunther says:

    Darn it – picture didn’t come thru, did it? But now you’re really curious, aren’t you?!?!….

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