In an attempt to put a little bit of light hearted humour back into the current Thai blog scene, here we go.
Pepsi is one of Wonderful Wi’s three young dogs (now four) and is a crossbreed between a ShihTzu and a Poodle. Pepsi is now nine months old but in the top photo he had only been born the previous month and had been bought just one hour before at a night market.
That was back in October last year and minutes after taking the picture I kissed Wilai goodbye at Udon Thani bus station and boarded a coach to Suvarnabhumi Airport to start my journey back to the UK.
I returned to Thailand in December that year and by then Pepsi had started to shape up into a handsome young boy (photo right). Our two other dogs Gaan and Cola had taken a dislike to the new kid on the block as he stole all the cuddles and was handed the best tit bits. Pepsi was more popular than Cola. He was the real thing.
I’ll always remember that night back in October last year at Udon Thani bus station as my coach pulled away. Moments earlier I’d kissed Wilai goodbye and as I glanced down at her cuddling young Pepsi she lifted one of his tiny paws, and they both waved at me. It reminded me of Hot Chocolate the popular British band of the 1970’s and 80’s. I could almost hear Errol Brown breaking into song ‘It started with a kiss.’
To all those parents who have wondered how their beautiful bonny baby turned into such a teenage tearaway, you have my sympathies. I now know exactly how you feel. Young Pepsi had certainly grown up a bit when I saw him once again this month. I hand you back to Errol Brown.
‘It started with a kiss, I never thought it would come to this’
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