My pet dog

Bhasha is a lazy mutt

Meet Bhasha, a stray that hangs around the school where I teach. He’s a scruffy guy, the kids pay marginal attention to him and he’s a bit wobbly, which suggests developmental issues.

He also “never learned to bark,” according to the school principal. But he does grunt, whine, howl awkwardly, guffaw and make other noises that approximate communication.

Sucker that I am for things that are not quite right, I have adopted him. At least for the six weeks or so I’ll be here. He gets my leftovers at meals and he frequently tries to follow me home at night and on jogs. I’m also apparently the only staff who can get him to shut up or sit down with resorting to violence.

He didn’t have a name, according to one teacher. He was literally “no-name dog.” But as he’s always trying to talk in something other than dog-speak, I’ve named him Bhasha, which means language, in Hindi.

For those of you who know that I haven’t always been a dog person, this is a surprising turnaround. Expect more pictures of the scrappy little guy in the future.

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5 Responses to “My pet dog”

  1. Royal Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Sad little pooch. But cute.

  2. Sarah Says:
    April 28th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Oh man…I’m a sucker for the underdog, and this little guy is tuggin hard core at the ol’ heartstrings.

  3. Jody McPhillips Says:
    April 28th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    watch out, Adam! this is how it starts. All of my favorite mammals have been dogs (sorry, Dave).

  4. ADAM JADHAV » Blog Archive » Lazy mutt Says:
    May 23rd, 2010 at 9:43 am

    [...] portraiture of my adopted dog that I’ve named Bhasha. He spends much of the day sleeping. In the dirt. On the stoop. In the [...]

  5. ADAM JADHAV » Blog Archive » Dog day portrait Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    [...] Bhasha portraiture continues. Share this post: [...]

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