As regular readers will be aware, TRM’s fishing (?) reports often feature other strange incidents or local issues affecting Turangi that we cannot resist reporting on. You all know that TRM and our inmates are passionate about life in the Republic of Turangi. It is such a friendly place to live in. The locals (well most of them…) have such big hearts which is often experienced in small towns. Usually readers have to rely on local characters like Didymo Dave to show what a few good people can achieve.
Too often the little things in life that make Turangi such a special place (without going all gushy with warm fuzzies) go unreported. For this TRM Report we jumped at the chance to tell you about a spontaneous act of goodwill. But as it involves animals we could not avoid including lots of warm fuzzies.
So here was I at days end recovering from a hard day in the laundry with a well earned cold bubbly cup of tea as SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) was in Taupo all day shopping, when Pumpkin started her usual act to make me feel guilty as she had not been on any walkies or fishing trips all day. Then the door bell rung…
Mary and Muffy were on their regular fitness circuit lead by Sonny (the gentle giant – just look above at his welcoming smile…) on their daily constitutional power walk speeding past TRM around the Tongariro River Trail. But Pumpkin was looking so neglected and putting on such a pathetic dribbling act, they offered to take her with them. What wonderful folk.
We should cautiously add that Mary – holding Pumpkin – and wasn’t Pumpkin loving it – is the local fuzz. (Hence the warm fuzzies comment) Her challenge in Turangi is something else again and she should have been the one resting. Instead she was looking after Pumpkin’s welfare. Only in Turangi does the local fuzz duty roster include over-time dog walkies as well. Thank you Mary & Muffy.