Jun 29, 2004

19."Bubbly"-The Trail Blazer

Do not follow where the path may lead
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I really did not understand the meaning of the above said quote for a very long time. But my pet dog Bubbly helped me in understanding the real meaning of Ralph's words. Bubbly became a part of my life in the year 1992.

He came home as a three week old puppy.He cried for three days because he was not willing to accept me as his master. I was scared of dogs too( who cares, if it was a puppy?). But finally we became friends when Bubbly bit a portion of my newly bought action shoes. From that day onwards Bubbly and me used to share the same bed.I never bothered sharing my bed with him. Infact I used it as an advantage. As the little innocent kid in me had the habit of bed wetting, I could easily blame it on bubbly for the effort produced.

Coming back to the Quote: Bubbly never followed anyone; He loved to be followed. This was evident from the various chases me and my dad had undertaken to bring our bubbly back to our home sweet home.Bubbly always had this habit of running away from home. He was a true champion of sorts.Once the gate is open, he will start off and he will run like crazy into the streets. He is indeed brave like his master( that is me).Once a rooster( The usage of a similar term is avoided as the author is abiding with blogger tems and conditions) scared Bubbly, and as he followed in my footsteps, he knew what non- violence was and he ran away from the rooster, thus saving himself and helped in not bringing any disgrace to his brave master.

Bubbly always had this habit of sniffing on neem trees during his escapades and to add to the spice he used to do some stretching exercises. The stretching exercises range from raising his left leg and placing it on the bark of the tree and showering the tree with gratitude, to squating in front of the tree like a true warrior and performing the metabolic activity.He always left a trail behind for others to follow.

But everyone learns from experiences. On one such occassion, Bubbly was doing his stretching exercise on a neem tree when suddenly he started screeching like Britney Spears and ran back home. Bubbly could not walk properly for that whole day. I was surprised to see such a reversal of incidents. Bubbly never ever showered on a neem tree. I did not know the exact reason for such a change in his attitude. So after a week I went near the neem tree to inspect the area to find what exactly has effected such a change in his behaviour. I soon found how Bubbly had learnt his lesson.

Lesson learnt by Bubbly: Never ever shower a tree which is inhabited by a woodpecker.

19 comments:

  1. OK your first smile :)
    I hate dogs & I'm afraid of them!!

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  2. me too until bubbly came into my life.. i miss him now.. sooo much..he was a cockerspaniel and he was one lovely HE dog

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  3. I love a dog as much as a Devil Loves God. The last i was near a dog to get bitten by it. so i hate them and is shit scared of them too!!

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  4. You miss a dog like bubbly in your life. your whole perception of dogs would have changed for ever.

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  5. somehow, just by reading that quote n seeing the dog in the pic, i knew where ur blog was going! good one chris

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  6. what is it with u n dog poop anyways?????

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  7. Aw, is that Bubbly in the pic? What a cutie :) I love dogs. And hilarious post too!

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  8. Ouch, that had to suck for the poor little dog. Reminds me of what happened to my puppy the other day...got stung by something...had an allergic reaction and had her whole face swell up. Poor little dear.

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  9. anne: nice anticipation.. i give you ten marks.
    amrita: yup.. bubbly was a cutie indeed.. it was indeed a great feeling to take him out for walks
    nickel: your puppy was lucky.. it got stung in the face.. but my poor bubbly...

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  10. (bow-)wowww! bubbly used to fertilize the neem tree?! very environment friendly dog. :D me lovvvvve dogs!

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  11. let's have that fertilize in quotes, eh? as in, 'fertilize' ;>

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  12. A lot of suspense in the post! I was on the edge of my seat!
    The wood pecker bit had me laughing till my sides burst...[:)]

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  13. i love dogs!!! n bubbly is soooooo cute!!! :)

    im not commentin much abt de post.. its as usual just like my machaa... nutty n full of humour!! :P

    keep up de gud work ma..... :)

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  14. Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

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  15. Puppies are really sweet to play with. But they can drive u nuts with all those cranky behaviour most of the time. I am not a dog lover, but Bubbly sounds really sweet. I know it must be hard to be with out him. It's like a person who has silently accepted all that you are and been there as a best friend has gone forever !

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  16. usha: i am back.. yup lets call them fertiliseRS.. you pervy gurl!

    arshat: glad that my post served is purpose.

    sandy: yup.. no one can replace him as a pet in my life.

    gomz: me - on-site fer a week. worklife demanded me to do more of talking and less of typing. Now am back

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  17. Hi, here you can find tons of beuty videos and photos. Enjoy us and be happy!

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  18. FUTURE film director vaalga!!!!!!

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