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An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)

The Menagerie*


James Herriot had it easy
Gerald Durrel, too, quite breezy;
When I think of the lot I shelter
A cat, adorable, four dogs-all helter-skelter!

It started with an Alsatian, a lady, Ammini, a gentile
Before her, quite in adoration, I’d kneel!

So sweet was she, docile and calm
Never, a need , was there, to show her my palm!

Too sweet perhaps, and so
one day, to Dog’s Paradise, did she go.

But Life goes on, and so with us-
Another little one, playful and curious
A black Labrador now, was part of the family.One of us

And in quick succession came
Another two, in glee!

So now, last count, we had three!

The lab, a female, named Chinnu
Alsatian male, named Appu
An abandoned little pup, and ordinary soul, Paru!

Life, once again, was chalu!

The plot thickens here;
With little Paru dear!

Surprised us one day-
Big tummy, we smelt foul play!!

No sooner than a couple of months past
Seven pups, a littler full, in our laps she cast!

Last count, now ten are we,
Just dogs; but I forget, there’s another ‘she’-

The she, called Malu-
A pretty cat, gathered in a rescue!

Eleven of them thriving anew!
Didn’t realize, more in queue…

Now as you read, a week ago, Malu too
Put her mind to give us kitten few!

Sadly though, kitten of hers, none
Lived to tell the tale, but one, and in it too was done!

A sorry tale, the doc had to operate
When she couldn’t deliver, luckily not too late!

And now, of the dogs ten
Only four remain in the pen…

With six of seven li’l pups finding new home
(The first born, Kuttan, is ours, at home)
A new place each, with love and care to roam.

A happy foursome, with the cat
Natural siblings almost, a common enemy too- the RAT!

And that dear friends, is my menagerie-
Naughty, mischievous, loving, much like Tom ‘n’ Jerry!!!

July, 2007

The stories of some here, are on my other blog, Overdrive 🙂

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

14 thoughts on “The Menagerie*

  1. Oh my! What a wonderful, happy family that makes!


  2. wow and just like that i intend to bring up a string of my own.. 🙂 i know till paru.. but the rest of the gang i havent seen so far.. will be dropping by soon teacher.. it has been quite a while now.. 🙂


  3. This was So awesome and funny maam. Lol. Loved it. You must have such a lovely huge family of furry friends. 🙂


  4. The cutest post ever…!!!!!!! Aww Usha, they are all so adorable. I wanna come to your house to meet Malu and Kuttan and Paru and who else is there now??


  5. Nice.It seems to be like Animal Farm by George Orwell. You left him out of this eh?


  6. Awww!!! Loved this post!! I have to share it on Buzz!! Usha please come on Buzz!


  7. I loved reading this post of yours, Usha, thanks to IHM's buzz!Ammini, Paru…I can understand how much you love them. I too feel that the 'family' is complete when we have pet animals also with us.We have become old to take care of dogs but we do have cats in our house, Usha!


  8. Yeah Usha, please come on Buzz!!Psst, I cam back to take a look at all of them cutie pies once again 😀


  9. I loved this post, U….Thanks to IHM for buzzing it……..


  10. Awesome 🙂 loved the cat . I am more of a cat person but you are a true animal lover. Enjoyed reading this .. Best to you Stay tuned with nature tiku


  11. Awesome 🙂 loved the cat . I am more of a cat person but you are a true animal lover. Enjoyed reading this .. Best to you Stay tuned with nature tiku


  12. Of menage a` trois I have heard well // but an affair with eleven or twelve? // but all said and done I must tell // that your sweet post does in my heart dwelve, 🙂 🙂


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