Monday, 1 June 2009

Responx-kabiliky

One fine morning, after a rainy night,
I recalled the sound, I heard, at midnight.
It was the whine of puppies, definitely puppies you see
but Plutos unleashed, I didn't know how it could be

He is one jealous dog, my best bud Plu
Any other mutt near me, he gets the Flu
how would he let any puppies in??
Yet, wonder of wonders, there was a din

I dunno about cats, but it had surely rained dogs,
which I found out before my morning jog
Two cute puppies on my door step
and nearly 7 months later, its on my blog :)

Yes. It ain't just a poem, there actually were these two cute puppies who decided to make my home theirs, all of a sudden one rainy night. Pluto, who is such a big bully with most dogs, had cuddled up with them, all warm and dry.

Before we go further, Do you know about how nature takes care of orphaned puppies? It may sound cold, but its actually a good thing. Street dogs lay their litter in dumps and drainages, and sometimes they die for many reasons after giving birth. The puppies, whose existence is unknown to the rest of the world, wait for their mommee all day, and when they get really hungry and mommy ain't home for long, they go into deep sleep. Deep sleep..deeper sleep, and finally just die. Nice and easy along with their brothers and sisters.

The first time I heard this story was when I found a similar orphaned litter way back in 9th grade and a wise old lady told me about how they will soon die. Their mum had come under a road roller. The eternal dog lover that I am, rushed all the puppies to an empty site at the back of my house and I know what you are thinking- NO! - they didn't die out of boredom just cause they were stuck with me!

One puppy from THAT litter (The litter of '99) went on to become my first Dog - Tiger :) Love you Tigs! (In heaven now). BTW, do you know those hutch ads with the master and dog they used to air? It was probably inspired by how Tiger used to follow me around the neighbourhood.

Zeeeeeeezip! Back to the present. Next 1 week I had the honourable job of making sure our new guests were alive. You know why it's something to blog about? Because 2-3 week old puppies eat half a bread each and once every hour!! (And boy do they also sleep a lot!!.)

Now that must be what they call..what was that.. uhh...ummm Responx-kabiliky !

After the first week, they started roaming around and now they sleep on the streets and almost the whole street feeds them more than any dog can eat :) Ofcourse, they do pay me a visit every now and then. Probably, livelihood is more important than life, which is why they prefer to sleep near the homes of the people who feed them day and night. We are content with taking care of Plu!

Anyway, that was one of the best ONE WEEK of my recent life. Check out why:



Photos taken by Kavs who came shouting and jumping to my place to check out the pups-


This is what I call Raining Cats & Dogs!














Mooning event: The Black guy really hates Shoaib Akhtar













zzzzzzzz














Uhhh...Whats all that noise?













Ohhh hello. Can we sleep now?

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Have guys like these, playing on your lap for a week and you will know why you need to feed that street dog in your lane 4 pieces of bread each day.




Woof!

11 comments:

perplexed said...

awwww... they are soooo adorable! and with blue eys! :)

I once had a cat..it was a blind cat abandoned by its mother.. it died a few months later though :( It was sick the doc said...something with its stomach... haven't had a pet since...

Iceman said...
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Iceman said...

Oh yeah,my friend had brought home a kitten like that. Some of Them have some serious infection at birth or something. The kitten was put to sleep.

You should get another one :)

anusha said...

dint know you had one before plu....

abt the puppies-guess they just decided to eat and sleep a lot,cause you do neither!!!

Rashmi said...

Beautiful poetry, and a nice write-up.....and i love those pics....chooo cute these dollies are :)(this is my way of calling anything which looks like dolls)

mallika said...

where r these puppies now?? they r very cute.. :)

Rahul said...

Wow, this is an awesome post...straight from the heart..Just keep moving forward, and enjoy more than ever before :)... Am adding u in my blog list for further reading ur articles!! You can add me in ur blog list too read mine if u want...My blog is http://rahul-bhattacharya.blogspot.com/

The abstract scientist said...

they are cool man. very nice.

Iceman said...

@Nush
Yeah. Sent from upstairs to teach me how to do both

@Rash
Thnx. Yeah they are nice Dollies :D

@Malli
One of them was abducted cause she was way too cute :P
The white one!
The other black dude is all grown up and living life like a king in my street

@Rahul Thnx. Sure

@ The abstract scientist
Thank you :)

naina said...

Guru, they are sooooo cute man!! Che.. i was not there, i missed it all! :(

Iceman said...

You sure did :D