Hello folks, I bet you are wondering where this dog diva has vanished. I have been away for a bit. No, not on a vacation unfortunately. I just had a massive writer’s block which just means I didn’t know what to write.
I kept wondering what brings on this situation which is particular to dogs and writers or dog writers. And then I realised it was brought on by disturbance and that caused me stress. I was going round and round chasing my own tail.
ROUND AND AROUND
Then I thought what was it that was causing this condition ? Could it be my diet ? I am eating dog food only and that is not a happy situation for a dog who has had a taste of human food once. They just can’t go back. But then, it’s not up to us , is it ?
Is it the environment ? I have been at the receiving end of a lot of unwanted attention recently. When it comes to company, I am very choosy. I like human company or dogs who are more human than dog which means they have to be civilized and well mannered and not boisterous.
Watch this and you don’t have to make any wild guesses as to the source of my angst ( angst means distressed 😩 in spirit – now you can use this word casually in a conversation and impress your mom and dad e.g . There is so much angst in me because I can’t play video games for 14 hours ! Just kidding . Don’t play more than 13 hours ! Kidding again. Only what your parents permit you )
So that’s it. I have found the root of my disturbed state. It is Toby. He has become a frequent visitor and he is making me uncomfortable. He is just not my type. To add to my woes he has been slurping water from my bowl and crunching food from my plate without so much as by your leave.
Okay, now that I have got to the root of my stress I am going to do something about it. Wait for my next post about ” Bella plans to get rid of Toby.” If you have read the story, “All about cats” where Bella was saved from the machinations of a wily cat by divine intervention then you know it’s not in a DOG’S hand/paw to save herself but in a DOG spelt backwards hand to help this dog !
( Of course, we all know that DOG spelt backwards helps those who help them selves. So let’s see if DOG spelt backwards will guide the intellect of this DOG with his shining knowledge ! )
LEAD KINDLY LIGHT …
I WAS NUMB WHEN THE TELEGRAM ARRIVED
YOU WERE NO MORE
SNATCHED BY DEATH AT 22
I REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE BORN
A SWEET LOAD OF LOVE
I REMEMBER WHEN YOU WENT TO SCHOOL
I REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE COMMISSIONED
BUT I HAD A DOUBT ‘IF YOU WERE TO DIE’
YOUR FRIENDS JOINED BANKS & BUSINESS HOUSES
THEY ARE THERE
WHERE WILL THEY BE?
IF YOU WERE NOT THERE.
YOU WILL NOT GROW OLD ANY MORE
WE WILL REMEMBER YOU;
JUST 22 AND NO MORE.
I HOPE THE COUNTRY BENEFITS BY YOUR SACRIFICE A MOTHER’S LOVE AND FATHER’S PRIDE.
COL. BHAGWAN CHANDRA SHUKLA ( 1928 to 2012 )
(Published in the Delhi Gymkhana Newsletter “Club Life” 12April, 2008)