Morno- My Pet
I remember the day when all my friends, relatives and neighbour made fun of me for having as my pet, a cute puppy like animal. Alas! with four noses, two legs and no tail. Indeed a sweet puppy for all its characters, nature, gestures, usefulness.... and what not? So loving, affectionate, genuine and not involved in back bite. I named him "MORNO"- a very significant name, with a dual meanings, first meaning for being the short form for 'more nose darling'. And second the reverse words- 'no more' animals ammong the dogs companable and resembling my sweet pet. He was intelligent, smart but with only one defect....an all the days of the year he would have running nose in one of the noses by turn. I used to buy and keep wholesale handkerchiefs and appointed a servant exclusievly to wipe the running nose throughout the year. At times I have seen my servant falling extremiely tierd and using the " Pain Balm while taking care of an unusial animal" for she had to endulge herself in the same duty the entire year. All the neighbours stamped me as 'mad', ...Yes I was indeed mad for my loving 'MORNO' and whatever I did for him was worship for me. One fine day I took my 'MORNO' to participate in an international dog show. He was wearing Pant-Shirt, Short-top over each other and was looking handsome and excellent, but with no tail to wag. Hundreds & Hundreds of dogs....all colours, all varieties assembled to participate. But alas! the atorities refused to include his name.
'Is he a dog? Without tails, with only two legs... and four noses'- Ha! Ha! Ha!. All of them insulted him. Tears rolled out from his eyes and my eyes too! He then barked and barked and barked. His barking was loud as thunder. All the other dogs started shivering and they ran and ran and ran...At last only 'MORNO' was left. The judges announced that the king of dogs and the winner of this competition was the unique looking handsome dog "MORNO". The judges gave him two checks- one for me to dress morno and other to 'MORNO'. With hundreds of clappings and praises Morno took the check, but Alas!Oh! the check got fully drenched because of his running noses. That day all of his nosses were running because of joy, happiness and exitement. I had also forgoteen to bring the servant and the handkerchiefs. But it was not to worry because I had a check also worth 1,00,000. I had decided that I would keep more and more servants to wipe the nose of my dog because from that day all the nosses were started running!
No-12, Himavan apartments-1,
2nd Main road,