Friday, July 1, 2011

Puppy Potty Training (PPT)

We love acronyms. Short-forms. Every industry, each domain, and most friend circles have their own abbreviations. EOD. TBD. BFSL. Yeah, writing ' by the days end', 'end of day', today evening' takes considerable more effort than EOD. And EOD's cooler, shows you 'in-depth' knowledge of the domain, so why not?!

Well, coming back to the point, most of my articles of late have been centered around the new pup in our life named Cocaine. How he got that name is a very short story. Anant, my kid cub, kept it. For anyone who does not know, Cocaine is a drug-the bad types. And it's addictive. Anant loves mammals, the barking ones more-so than the Homo Sapiens, and had this justification- Cocaine is so sweet, he is addictive. It won't take an Einstein to realize that Dad was not too impressed by the name. Standing by his side and agreeing was Mr. Godiyal, Dad's old friends and Anant's to be father-in-law. Dad wanted to call him Mahabali (YIKES) and Godiyal uncle felt Rustom was THE name, but Anant and Jyoti-his fiancee- stuck to Cocaine.

Like in most instances, I was called to referee this melee, and I told each party to call him by whatever name they want, and the one he liked, he would respond to. As Jyoti is the one who is mothering Cocaine right now, and she spends the most time with him, he responds to Cocaine and my dad has accepted that now. I kinda like Coco, and he does not mind that word-neither the dog, nor my pop.

He is being potty trained of now. Since I live away from my fathers house, I get to meet Coco only twice a week, and have to deal with making him poo in the toilet a little lesser than the others. The family are at their wits end. they try locking him up in the toilet right after he has eaten, and all he does is yelp up a storm. His yelps are so sympathetic and guilt inducing that they tend to let him out before he can do his business. He then starts running like a wild, erm, dog inside the house and poops in my brothers room!

I will sum up this article by saying that the only difference between raising a child and a Dog is that the process of procreating a child is way funner than the process of buying a dog!

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