Friday, October 06, 2006

Oh Baby Baby

Dear Baby V,

A weird feeling has come over me. I don't know what it is. It puzzles me a fair amount, so I am looking at your dull semi-awake face for some clarity.

Why are we here, baby V? What is our purpose? Do I exist merely to make sure that the feeding bowl gets filled 3 times a day? Do you exist merely for the aunties and uncles to come in and have something to say "OOOOHHHH CHOOOO CHWWWWWEEEETTTT!!!111" to?

Why are we here, baby V?

I have a feeling this is what they call mid-life crisis. You know, there comes a time in every puppy's life when it must evaluate what has happened until this moment and plan for the future. I know I should not be disappointed - I have in you and Mr. and Dr (Mrs.) Iyengar a very caring and responsible family, but I still feel something is missing.

Sigh, why are we here, baby V?

When I was a little puppy (much littler than I am now), I had dreams. Not the explicit kind, although I get those as well, but dreams - plans for my future as a big doggie. I dreamed that I would have a nice dogly bark, I would terrorise the birds in the garden. I dreamed I would be big and authoritative. I dreamed I could growl and bark and chase the postman when he delivers the letters for the day, and maybe even the newspaper man if I found the drive to wake up that early in the morning.

I was an ambitious little pup, baby. Now look at me. The birds chatter loudly as if to mock me. I am halfway between a yap and a woof - no aggressive, loud bark for Puppy Manohar. I think sometimes I need female canine company. But sadly, the only things females are interested in are funny email forwards and sad, metaphorical poetry.

I'm glad I have you. Everytime you throw your little sponge ball into the garden and I run after it, I feel as if my existence is validated, even if only for a little while.

Thank you for everything, baby V.

North South East West,
you are the very best.

With licks of love,

Puppy Manohar

I Snoop; I'm a doggie dog!


Alice In Wonderland said...

Hi Baby and Puppy

You guys have excellent writing skills..

Keep it up!

Baby Vaijayanti and Puppy Manohar said...

Hey Alice,

Remember what the door mouse said "Feed your head!"

Yu Min Nothing aka Mrs Grimm