TinTin is my seven week old dog.
I have to get up at 5 o'clock in the morning to go to bathroom. I wake up the Kamats by a soft yapping. My family
tells me as I grow older, my bladder will enlarge and they will be able to sleep
their normal hours.
Then I listen to latest news on National Public Radio, and
wait for mommy to give me breakfast. I enjoy eating my breakfast wiggling my tail, while sitting on the
lap of daddy or mommy.
Then I take a walk and take care of unfinished early morning business.
I must thank those writers who write these "How to Raise Your
Puppy" books. According to the books, my folks never punish me. They really
try very hard to give me what the writers call a stimulating environment.
I am exposed to different kinds of music (from Beethoven to Hariprasad Chaurasia
to Country music), different kinds of colors, different smells, and different
people. The Kamats seem to think that my brain stops growing after the
third month, so they are trying to jam-pack all the knowledge right now. To be
honest with you, it sometimes gets too much for me.
My Best Friend and I
My favorite part of the day is when I play with Barkley, my neighbor. He is a
much bigger dog, and just because he has a penis he thinks he can bully me, but
he is badly mistaken. He just needs to mature a little. Barkley and I play high-contact, and I get very tired after playing with him, and need to drink a lot of water and rest.
I get lunch and a small walk in Kamat yard during noon. If Barkey is
available, I play with him again.
In the evening, if one of the Kamats is playing a tennis match or something,
I go to the tennis courts and distract the opponents with my cuteness. Usually
there are many boys and girls who want to take me home, and I enjoy all the
attention they give me.
Then I hang around the house, watching TV or surfing the web. Sometimes I
take a nap before the dinner, or sometimes I play with my toys.
Colorful Toys Stimultae My Brain
After dinner, I go out one more time, looking for idle squirrels, slow
rabbits, or deer. I like to chase them even though I would not know what to do
if they didn't run.
After a full-day's activity I fall asleep. Sometimes I hear my parents
discuss whether they should let me sleep on the master-bed with them. I am eagerly looking forward to that day.
|First Written: Sunday, October 05, 2003|
Last Modified: 10/6/2003