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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Follies of 2010 - Part I

2010 had been a happening year, both in my personal life as well as in the losses contributed by me in the family income-expenditure virtual sheet.

Well, major losses include two incidents, one for which I am fully responsible, and the other, for which the responsibility is primarily shared by my better half .

My husband’s home in Cochin is situated in the middle of a large hectare of land, the boundaries of which exist beyond the reach of human vision. Due to this reason, there was a necessity to replace the existing watch dog which had grown old and weary (probably in its attempt to find the border of the land adjoining the house). So on one weekend, the mission to find a new watch dog was kicked off, and we set on our way to various private pet centers.

We visited a couple of pet centers, from where we couldn’t find the right candidate, but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip, trying to attract the attention of my favorite pug pups(which is ruthlessly considered ‘useless breed’ by everyone else in the family )… apparently pugs do not fall for flying kisses and eyelash fluttering.

Finally we reached another private pet place, which was situated roughly 23542354 metres away from civilization. Now we positively have to find the pet from here…as there were no signs anywhere saying that we’d require a hummer to reach this place, and the second hand value of the mediocre hatchback we were using, was cut in half by the time we reached.

On reach, we were introduced to a pack of cute little Labrador pups, eight to be precise. The owner opened the cage, much to the excitement of the little devils and soon they were all over the place. One or two were extremely lazy and found solace under a flower pot, while others were busy running around pulling on shoe laces and grabbing the car tyres (ya that’s exactly what the car wanted, to go back all the way through the jungle). Soon the pups were carefully scrutinized and we zeroed in on one, which looked ‘proactive’ ( a term my project manager uses to describe people who volunteers to initiate confusion and chaos in the team ).

Now came the payment part, and the owner guy said that the breed is very pure, and the parents and grandparents of this pup were champions at various dog shows (oh my…the pup was so humble for its credentials..), and that it had all injections done promptly and had a certificate also. Soon the li’l jovial pup jumped happily into the boot space of the car and stayed in an open card board box all the way up to civilization and then to our home.

The pup showed good signs and traits later.

However, this descendant of champions grew up to look exactly like the common street dog, with no signs of a Labrador anywhere.

That guy dint precisely mention in what were the ancestors of this pup champions in..may be a show for street dogs !@#$%^&*()
Now that’s a few thousands down the drain.


  1. hmmmm .. :-) .. good one
    23542354 mts away !!.. some where in Europe or AUS ?

    ‘proactive’ ( a term my project manager uses to describe people who volunteers to initiate confusion and chaos in the team ). - EXACTLY !!! ( Asooya kondu parayunnathalla)

  2. hahah really enjoyed reading it...Especially the definition for being 'Proactive'!! How True!!! and wish Sagar knew how to read...he would have made ur next vist to cochin a truly memorable one ;)

  3. Anita, you are trying to build caste spirit amongst dogs also.. this is not acceptable! :-D... May be that litter of pups was a result of dad lab being out on patrol in the estate for a long time... Looks like a case of perfidious lab relationship! But dont blame the pups for that!!

  4. Praful: hehehehe europe onnum alla... ernakulam !

    Vinee: Ende daivame !

    Davis: LOL...! not blaming the pup...blaming the owner ! we want a refund !

  5. I guess no one likes to feel cheated. Hey, its only money.
    BTW - you could have been stuck with a Pug. Now that would have been an UGLY tragedy. :)

  6. woh tasveer mein jo hain, is that the one? coz it luks super cute n i forgot how Labradors look like.

    n i will teach this definition to my bajuwala kids: ‘proactive’ ( a term my project manager uses to describe people who volunteers to initiate confusion and chaos in the team ). :P

  7. same thing happened to me.. from her looks as she grew up, we figure there maybe some 'fox' in that ancestry too :)

    but 12 yrs on, she's still a most comical pet to have around..

  8. Awww.... Look at the face in the pic...That said. He actually sold you a mongrel complete with papers! I am truly amazed!

    PS: ‘proactive’ ( a term my project manager uses to describe people who volunteers to initiate confusion and chaos in the team ) **Applause** Gal. Take a bow Take a bow :D

  9. Grayquill: Pug? nono pug wont be an ugly mistake ...pug is cute ;-)

    Gayathri: The pup in the pic is not ours, but it looked exactly like that when we brought him home :)

  10. Roshan: a 'fox' ? LOL ...and I know you love pets :) If it is comical, then no regrets :D

    Choco: :( was professionally cheated :(
    Thanks for liking the proactive definition hehe.

  11. so de lab turned into Indian raja.hehe.but le me tell u dese dogs r healthy and u dnt have to give dat xtra usual njoyed reading ur blog :)

  12. Lakshman: Yes thats true...he appears to be healthy.
    Thanks Lakshman for your comment.

  13. LOL!!! Lovd tis one... esp your definition of 'proactive'... :D

  14. haha very nice :)
    I hope the 2011 edition of Mariamma Webster dictionary would pick up the new definition of 'proactive' :)

  15. DJ: Yes Yes ... Well in that case, I'd have to make definitions for a few other words also :D


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