The Indian summers have almost always cast a spell of somnolence in my beady eyes henceforth making me virtually lethargic (if this does not explain my reason for absence from the blogging scene…how about blaming Pakistan and the Al Qaida? or the 123 deal?) Actually, when a dog is sans a sane topic, it’s kinda difficult for him to work on with the stylus. What should I blog about in this dreamy state defined by delusions of third order? The dogs are still laggards in literacy rates and catering to human readership didn’t appeal to my paws…until now. Thanks to the feedback from revered readers I’ve decided to take a fresh plunge into the lukewarm waters of this virtual lake making me the first dog poet. Your bouquets & brickbats (or the bones) are anxiously awaited!
Just the other day, I came across the limerick, “The Owl and the Pussy cat” in the ruffled pages of Calvy’s fourth-grade English book. Since Dogitarian literary tastes differ from those of the humans, limericks too, are one line affairs for us.
‘Lure me not into love.. for I have ditched the dove’
Whew! The impish cat is in my yard again…catch ya later!
You may like to read more of works of the dog poet.
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In the Old Testament, 42000 people were killed for the incorrect pronunciation of one word.
Calvy told me of the eerie way in which the bus conductors in NOIDA pronounce Noida as NUDE-AA. And they certainly know that this repetition creates quite an impact on the eardrums of unsuspecting bystanders hence they go on like “Nude-aa!! Nude-aa! Nude-aa….” eventually building to a crescendo.
It’s all in the name.
For the modest under 14 and female following that I have, I guess this post didn’t require a PG rating, did it? Guess Kaalicharan has long forgotten chivalry.
Now that scientists and canine behaviour experts have established that the dogs do dream. The next question that pops up is What do dogs dream about? The dreams of a dog have long puzzled scientists and pet owners alike.
For those of you who were led to the lie that dog don’t tell about their dreams, here’s Kaalicharan sharing his dream to be a bear. (Dreamt post-screening of Finding Neverland, naturally. )
Dreams of a dog
You would have seen it – a quiver, that twitching of paws or an occasional muted woof. Scientific studies tell us that the brain wave patterns of dogs in sleep are similar to that of the humans. Like humans, dogs enter a deep sleep stage during which their breathing becomes more irregular and they have rapid eye movements (REM). It is during the REM sleep that often, involuntary movements take place. Dogs may move their legs as if they are running, whine or whimper as if excited, and breathe rapidly or hold their breath for short periods.
The Research also establishes the fact that small dogs tend to dream a lot more during the course of the day as compared to their larger brethren. Dreaming also seems to occur more frequently in puppies. What do dogs dream about? Although we dogs haven’t really given an interview on our sleep behaviour, here’s what we dream about – bones, cats and walking with you.