Monday, March 18, 2013

I almost got caught!

My Mom and Dad went out for dinner with Samantha and her boyfriend, Alexei so I figured it was a good time for me to take a night trip of my own. I ended up at a neat little hawker center located in a public housing area (HDB) called the Ghim Moh Road Market Food Center. The cornerstone vendor is Master Crab the Crab Specialist.
The place was packed with people from all walks of life. A German Shepherd was roaming around the area and spotted me. I was afraid of him because he was so big. I arched my back and hissed at him but he was not concerned at all. He calmly said, "Was ist los mein lieber?" I answered, "I don't speak German!"
"I just asked you, what is happening my dear?" he stated in perfect English. "My name is Hans. You looked German so I thought you would understand."
It looked like he was not going to eat my head off so I calmed down and remarked, "My name is Purrla and I am not your dear! By the way, how many languages do you speak?"
"Besides German and English I also speak Chinese and French". He added, "As you know, Purrla, we can't speak with humans but it is good that we can communicate with animals from different parts of the world."
I was impressed with his sophistication. He is quite a worldly dog. He showed me around and then asked if I wanted to try some Chili Crabs, the speciality of the house.
I was concerned they would be too spicy so he suggested the Crab with Salted Egg.
He walked me to the back of the restaurant and a very nice lady put out some of each crab for us. I figured out Hans must have a lot of girlfriends since he knew in advance what the lady was going to put out and that she would have enough for two.
I tried both kinds of crab and found that the Chili Crab was not too hot for me but I still  preferred the salted egg ones. The problem was that they were so very messy. I got sauce all over my face...But it was soooo good.
After we got all cleaned up we walked back out front.
As we turned the corner I GOT THE SHOCK OF MY LIFE!
Mom, Dad, Samantha and Alexei were at the same restaurant!
I turned to Hans and told him I really had a good time but my people are here and they do not know I know how to sneak out of my house.
He responded, "Come back to see me dear Purrla."
I ran as fast as I could to the bus stop and arrived back to the condo just a few minutes  before my parents got home.

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