Sep 17, 2011

Yeh hai dungistan ka wow

The only thing keeping pace with inflation is the sales in pet dogs. Each morning (and doubly so on weekends), the streets are filled with pooches attending to nature's urgent calls, while their masters (or more commonly their slaves) remain on call waiting. Observe these masters and you will realise that to them, the pet dog is a true member of the family. As the humorist Pu La wrote, they talk to them in intimate tones and adamantly claim the pets can understand them.

But I have never seen pet owners lead their kids or any other equally prized members of their family out to relieve them in the middle of the roads. The morning constitutional belongs not just to them, but to us as well, but we are forced to slalom past remains of their privileged motions. The yellow road is not one that leads to Oz, but to public nuisance.

Of course, one can claim that pets are merely following citizens in a country long used to treating outdoors as the natural repository of the insides. When can we expect that owners don't take our streets for granted and teach both pets and children the value of the commons? Perhaps it is time to raise an equal and opposing stink of some kind.

The last word belongs to that great philosopher of our age, Jerry Seinfeld, a citizen of a city where they make you clean up after your pet:

On my block, a lot of people walk their dogs, and I always see them walking along with their little poop bags, which to me is just the lowest function of human life. If aliens are watching this through telescopes, they're gonna think the dogs are the leaders. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume was in charge?


Anonymous said...

As a infracaninophile,I can bark that you're missing the point. We doggies are far more respectable, well-behaved & dignified than most humans.
BTW, I understand perfectly what my master is saying, or even thinking.
If I could, I would clean up after myself. So, There !
Finally, all of us furry ones think the lowest form of life is Jerry Seinfeld ! Bow-wow for now

J Ramanand said...

So I'm barking up the wrong tree, eh? Anyway, on the internet, no one knows if you're a dog, so pardon me if you're mistaken for a human :)

Schadenfreude-KK said...

If the sole purpose of this post is to make fun of dog owners and settle some past scores with one/few of them, then it seems perfectly apt. But if you are taking any pot-shots at the dogs themselves then I'm afraid there might be so much the dogs would be finding intolerable from us the humans.