Saturday, November 2, 2013

ITS DIWALI!! - LETS PLAY IT NICE



Its diwali morning!!! The house is filled with the delicious aroma of sweets and the amazing spread of diwali lunch that was being prepared. 

They hurriedly had their bath and and yelled, "come on, lets burst crackers!!."

They picked up the large assortment of crackers that included atom bombs, 100 walas, 1000 walas and many more. "Lets start with the smaller crackers" dad said.

For almost an hour they burst crackers and laugh and jump in joy. BANG BANG BANG....the place is filled with smoke and the street full of papers from the burst crackers.

"Lets burst  the 10000 wala daddy...please..." the little one said.

One thing they did'nt know that they were being watched.

By a pair of scared beady black eyes from under the sofa on the verandah.. His tail between his legs. Shivering at every sound. "What are these sounds?" he wondered. He was petrified of them. It had been going on and on for a long time now. "I don't think I will go out anymore!!" he thinks.

They start to burst their 10000 wala with loud cheers and applause from neighbors and onlookers. The loud noise of the crackers drown the barks and whines of their one year old pet german sheperd.


A PLEA TO FELLOW HUMANS: pet dogs are not the only ones who need to be cared for. Stray dogs also need the same consideration. Let us try to celebrate a nice diwali and try to minimize loud crackers. If not able to stop it completely. Before turning vegetarian for the cause of prevention of animal cruelty, let us not burst crackers and help the animals right in front of our eyes. A small sacrifice for these poor creatures who we share our planet with.





This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.This time your entry must contain, ‘One thing he/she/they didn’t know they were being watched.

30 comments:

  1. I don't understand why people buy such loud crackers for their kids! What thrill does one get by making so much noise I wonder :( I m so pissed with the continuous loud noises and I cant imagine what the poor strays with hearing sensitivity thrice us would be going through :(

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    1. Totally with you maithili. ..its really annoying and sad for the strays who have no place to even hide.

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  2. Our building pet , Sheru , is so scared and irritated of the crackers burst that he lies down in the lift lobby. Poor creatures!

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    1. Gee...that's sad. My husband feeds a few strays on our street every day. The most ferocious one was sadly running helter skelter last evening. ..it was sad to see.

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  3. Oh Preethi! Really thoughtful story! Very well-expressed!
    Yes indeed, we celebrate Diwali happily, not caring about the animals.
    They are shocked & hide themselves to avoid the crackers...
    Hope your message reaches all...

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    1. Thanks anita...people talk about signing petitions and taking up causes on facebook. What about the simple practical things that csn be done?

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    1. Thank you mridula...wish you the same :)

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  5. Very touching post, a very compassionate take on the prompt!

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  6. Very touching post, a very compassionate take on the prompt!

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  7. That was a thoughtful one!

    Happy Diwali to you and yours!

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    1. Thanks indrani...how did your little squirrel and her babies do? They ok...? Wish you the same :)

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  8. That's so sweet, preethi :) Yes, kindness to animals counts a lot !

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  9. Diwali must be kind of nightmare for all the street dogs !!

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  10. Its not just the dogs...but the humans too, Preethi :) The noise and smoke levels are really appalling...

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    1. True sujatha...I guess when humans don't respect fellow humans. ..its hard to expect them to do anything for dogs...There are always exceptions of course :)

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  11. Really thoughtful, Preethi!! I hate the noisy crackers too :( .. the plight of the pets, the strays and also the little babies must be bad on Diwali

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  12. I sincerely hope the 'evolved' race pays heed to this plea...

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