Can a black dog help you?

by Vinaya HS on December 9, 2005

in General Stuff

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I once read the following Q&A in some magazine’s astrology column:

Question from a troubled soul:

I am from blah…blah…blah. I have this problem, that problem, etc. More blah…blah…blah. Can you please suggest a solution?

The astrologer’s answer:

Offer chapathi to black dog.

That’s it. The astrologer had answered the question with that one sentence. I still haven’t figured out how offering chapathi to a black dog can solve one’s problems. Why not offer kulchas to a brown dog? Or, how about offering pav bhaji to a crocodile? I don’t know how the above photo landed up in my possession. Did I download it from somewhere or did I click it myself – I just cannot recollect. Cleaning up my GMail inbox sure brought back some memories.

Flash news: Thanks to Shruthi for helping me overcome my amnesia. This photo was indeed shot by me at our college campus (BMS College of Engineering) on August 01, 2004.




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Raj December 9, 2005 at 2:41 PM

Well, if your problem is that you are a terrible cook and people refuse to eat the rotis you make then giving it to a black dog might help.

And why is that dog so angry??

Lucio December 13, 2005 at 12:24 PM

I do not beleive in astrology, horoscope etc

raja December 21, 2005 at 3:09 PM

Hi,
I laughed at your comment ” why not offer kulcha to a brown dog” . I also donot believe in astrology. My guess is that

a. the astrologer has a black dog and he cannot feed it
b. or his astrology says he will become a black dog in future birth and he is guarenteeing food for himself and in that case I am sure he then likes chappathi
c. or he lost his beloved pet dog whose color is black and he is trying to ensure food for it.

anoop January 6, 2006 at 8:09 AM

May be i should start offering “Paani Pooris” to “Robin” to overcome all my woes..ur blogs make me laugh and who is that stupid astrologer who tells people such stupid things to do and how stupid are people really to bel him when he tells those.. hehe…i bel in astrology to some extent..but ive never come across people telling me offer food to a black dog or go and smash ur head to a rock if things arent going right or watever…he may be an amature astrologer.. hehe

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