All of you animal and dog lovers who advocate #AdoptAStray, I have some good news. I have half a dozen strays in my lane to offer.
The adorably cuddly creatures are a delight to have around. Here's why:
1. Our lane (6 houses in total) have had 9 pairs of shoes destroyed including a pair of shoes which a neighbour paid Rs. 15,000 for. I admit I laughed at it because serves him right for taking my parking spot.
2. Ghaghra of our domestic help went missing the other day. Investigation revealed BigBrownDog3 took a fancy to it and snatched it from the place where it was drying and ran away with it. It was found near the Amul garden outside our society, a good 200 mtrs away. The domestic help refuses to wear the ghaghra again even when I offered to get it dry cleaned. While it is highly amusing and I am laughing really hard as I type this, poor thing was traumatised that a dog ran away with her ghaghra.
3. Last night I had to sit outside my house in the car, all locked and rolled up windows because all six of them decided to get into a fight. Amidst all the growling and barking, they didn't realise that I had silently parked next to them. After a good 10 minutes, one of them realised an alien object next to them and looked directly at me. And growled. I'm going to assume they recognised my presence and not any paranormal presence because that would scare the shit out of me. Guess seeing me had a calming effect on them because then all of them decided to form a circle and sit while looking in different directions. Each took turns at random interval to look in my general direction. It was terrifying. I was not sure if I could now try and get into the house. Then as luck would have it, they just decided to get up and leave at the same time. Maybe God does exist.
4. Our pet peacocks, which have been adopted by the mother, (no, they are not our pets - do not sue me - they just come home and have food and water at our place. I just like to call them pet peacocks) are being chased away by these adorably fluffy growling creatures. Not something that makes us happy. Peacocks are pretty to look at and we like them. At least they do not bark at us.
So yes, I, on behalf of our entire neighbourhood, am offering these balls of fur for adoption. Since so many of you are advocating #AdoptAStray, kindly look no further and come over and take them. Take them all away. Goddess Saraswati (because Vasant Panchami tomorrow) will bless.