…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! A Menosukhi special report...

Hello Blogville - this is an extra-special post prompted by those delightful doods, Murphy and Stanley. I love what they get up to and their pawrents too!!  There are soooooo many dogs and cats and other critters out there and if I had nothing else to do in life I would be visiting each and very one of them.  However I have had to pick a few and just once in a while drop in on others.  

Today, though, the doods are running a marathon blog hop.  I am going to tell you a bit about me and then see if I can get around as many others as I can (though I may not always comment guys - there are only so many minutes in a year...)

WHO IS "YAM-aunty"?

A lady of a 'certain age' who has recently relocated from Australia (via India) to Scotland's West coast.  In younger years as a family we had cats, tortoises, rabbits and guinea pigs. When I was older, I kept budgerigars.  Once I got established in Australia I was joined by Jet the monster black agouti guinea pig, then Jasper Cat and then Jade Dog.  You can read their stories in the label marked as THE J'S over on the left bar there.

Jet loved being groomed...I would tap the brush and he would come running!!

Jasper was a meditative cat but also very affectionate and loved nothing better than being on my left shoulder. Left only, mark you!

Jade was a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix (probably some Staffy and some GSD).  She was loyal, loved people and enjoyed dancing! Here she is in her Deepavalli sari...

When I was in India, I rescued a puppy whom I named Rekha.  Her story has not yet been told...

Now, I don't have pets of my own, but get lots of enjoyment by being an honourary 'aunty' to all the pets in Blogville!!  One day I suppose I will succumb.  For now though, I have to get my fur-fix here.

Love with the capital 'ell' to you all.  Hugs, wags and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx


  1. Thanks for jumping on our blog hop!! So nice to get to know you more. We always wondered!

    Your pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. Nice to meet you and some of your friends who were part of your family. Has the name Rekha a speical meaning?

  3. How wonderful to learn more about YAM Aunty! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Hari OM
    Thanks for asking Easy...Rekha is sanskrit for line(or stripe); she had only two markings on her white coat and this best described them!

  5. All of your J's were adorable. And Rekha is a most beautiful girl. All of the pets in Blogville love their YAM-aunty!

  6. Oh what beautiful fur babies....
    they leave us with cherished memories too.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  7. It's been a fun blog hop and we're meeting so many new furends and friends (like you.) We see your name around quite a bit so now we know all about you. Yeah!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  8. Howdy YAM Aunty. Wowza so lovely to hear your story. Loved your photos and we love Blogville and all it's families. Take care mate.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  9. Hi! It is so nice to meet you, we see you around and now we can put a blog to the name!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta


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