Recently, the UK-based daily Independent
critiqued the Prime Minister
as Sonia Gandhi's poodle. This
news reached poodles all over the
country and gathered enthusiastically
in a city corner to assess the
situation. The proceedings of the
gathering went like this:
The leader of the poodles started
the meeting by saying, "This is a
historic moment for us. At last our
services to the mankind have been
recognised and we have been
compared to the Prime Minister, the
highest position in the government.
We should be proud of it and it is
time to celebrate. Gone are the
days of we being used as pets and
toys. Now we are considered as a
breed that can rule the whole country!
Let us not allow this opportunity
slip out of our hand and let us make
the most of it."
"Yes, we should declare this
momentous occasion as Poodle
Day and every year we should celebrate
this day by gathering here.
We should honour the editor of that
newspaper too," said a poodle sitting
in the front row.
It was supported by another poodle,
perhaps belonging to a leftist
leader, "It should be declared as a
national holiday. We should all sit
together and prepare a list of
demands and present it to the PM
who I bet will readily accept."
"We should be declared as
national animal and replace the
tiger," roared a toy poodle.
"We should all unite and fight
together against cruelty being
unleashed on us by these men."
"They are not even allowing us to
bark whenever we want. I have forgotten
when I had last barked!" said
another poodle with little angst.
"They are not allowing me to run
just because my master cannot run.
Because of that I am starting to put
on weight," said a fat poodle.
"They want to finish off our breed.
They are encouraging cross
breeds and for them smaller the
better. Look at our size—it is
becoming smaller and smaller generation
after generation - miniature
size, toy size and teacup. At this
rate we are going to become extinct
one day," roared another poodle.
After listening to all these comments,
an old poodle sitting in a corner
uttered, "It is disgusting! It is not
that we have been compared to the
PM and, in fact, it is other way
round. Instead of protesting against
this insult heaped on us we are celebrating
and congratulating each
other. It is shame on us and we
should protest against this."
All the poodles went into a huddle
and started deliberating in a
hushed voice. At last they realised
their mistake and decided to take a
morcha against the newspaper in
the national capital.
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