Good news! So I decided to buy a nice litle beagle
The bad news derives itself from the fact that I am somehow reminded of the zero sum game
…esp. in the solidly rooted Indian society
You see its like this … if you have a female dog , a most economic and convenient way of adopting its baby (when your dog gets old and should be replaced) is to place an ad/ check classifieds for a domestic male dog of the same race who would …help it breed … purely (and in a rather safer way as compared to your dog pro creating with say … a street dog) !! You would also be ready to pay for it ….
That sets the author wondering … about the dowry system in India . It all sounds the same actually.
Particularly in the south , in the author`s nice little state of A.P … dowries are big time. To ensure that their girl childs get pure-race (sorry! I mean … same community ) breeding partners ( sorry! I mean … loving husbands) . For the purpose of breeding safe ( sorry ! for having a good matrimonial life)§. They are willing to fix a ransom (sorry ! I mean … the traditional and magnificent dowry package)
Voila! Its heartening to see both men and dogs get paid for sperm :p Its heartening to see that dogs and some Indian communities have evolved into a synchronized state of buyers` market.
ps: Sound the trumpets …. the ghost is back !!
ps1 : The prophecy of the last post didnt kill me yet … 6 months into 2010 …as alive and kicking as a beagle 😉