Curl in dog’s tail

“True, the curl in the dog’s tail can never be straightened as it is more resistant to flexibility. Till end times, the curl, turn, crook and hook will remain deep inside the curls of these dogs.
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Miss Ruby was a spinster who lived in a landlocked Asian country, Dogistan. Being lonely at her home, she sanguinely bought a dog, Sheru, online from a European canine company whose website guaranteed its pedigree of decency and proprietary. She thought that the canine bargain would be a joyful addition to her lovely but lonely home and a loyal companion to make her feel happily accompanied in her loneliness. Sheru was a large curly tailed dog. Contrary to her expectations of having struck a decent bargain with the company, Sheru, right from day one, proved to be an indecent and ill-mannered dog. 

Lodgement of complaint with the company about his untoward behaviours yielded no result for the gullible lady. The company's belated response shocked her. 

"We have bred and fed the doggie by following all accepted international standards of decent pedigree of dogs. We think he may have come in the company of other dogs of Dogistan which, as you know as Dogistani lady, is infamous for its notorious dogs that most of the Dogistani households own …..", the response mail read. 

"But Sheru exhibited meanness right from he was delivered to me….", she replied.

"Will recheck, look into why turned out so mean, albeit his history with us showing not a single nasty behaviour as complained. Will revert soon, please wait……….", the response mail of the company stated.   

Consequently, Miss Ruby had to wait till the company was going to revert with update. But in the meanwhile, as Sheru didn't show any let up in his ugly behaviours and nasty acts, her anxiety increased and so, she decided to consult a man who was originally a vet but had given up his job due to unbearable nuisance of rogue dogs of Dogistan that were brought to him for treatment when he had failed to cure even one. Finding himself ensnared in failure and frustration, impelling him to resign, he was living now a frugal life in his hillside house, with doors always open for free consultation and guidance on dog behaviours, which had earned him a good reputation in Dogistan. His name was Dr. Kabir, aka Vet Kabir. Miss Ruby went to him and began to narrate the awful tale of Sheru before him who didn't believe that the dog's sellers, such a reputed canine company, would ever cheat her to a fake purchase. He said to her: 

 "My dear lady, wait for their response. I'm positive, something wrong not on their part but elsewhere has taken place during the delivery of the doggie ……"  

"I'll wait but want to know why he is behaving so disgustingly bad…….", she asked.  

"I think he must be one among the dogs of Dogistan. As I know, Dogistan has two kinds of dogs. Maximum households have curly-tailed dogs, while bare minimum have tailless-dogs. The tailless are tame, friendly, polite and harmless dogs but their numbers in the country are countable on one's fingertips. All problems fit with the curly tailed dogs only……" said Kabir.  

"But what connection Sheru has with curly tailed dogs of…….?" asked she. 

"Yes, there appears a connection, he must be from the rogue breed of dogs of Dogistan about whose mischievous actions I'm perfectly well aware", said Dr. Kabir. 

"How ….how is it possible? I received him from an offshore company…..", she asked. 

"I know…..that is what I say, wait for their response……let them look into it……", he said, assuring her of some good news from their side.  

 "Why all this abjectness in him, Sir?", asked Miss Ruby. 

"He can't help his scumbaggery. On the basis of my years' keen observation of  Dogistan's curly tailed nasty dogs, I've confidently come to say, as genetic muddle of behaviours and attitudes never desert their possessor, all ills and evils are symbolised in the curl of the dog's tail which, congenital defect, doesn't go away by any method or treatment known to vet sciences. It can't be straightened, I think you understand. …", Vet Kabir explained the genesis of the problem.  

"You mean, it is as much hard to remedy the defect of curl in his tail as it is hard to change mentality of a man….", asked Miss Ruby. 

"True, the curl in the dog's tail can never be straightened as it is more resistant to flexibility. Till end times, the curl, turn, crook and hook will remain deep inside the curls of these dogs. It is like unrelenting, inflexible and not-agreeing nature of ruffians….", Dr. Kabir added more specifications. 

"O! Here it's come….", exclaimed Miss Ruby filled with joy, swiping her finger across her mobile phone's thin display screen.  

"What, what happened…what is it ?", asked Kabir. 

"Sir, …..it's mail from the company…..", her face shimmered with jubilation while reading the mail. 

"What it reads?", asked Kabir. 

Overwhelmed with joy, Miss Ruby responded and gasped her happiness: "It reads …. the item, Sheru, sent to you changed by our delivery man turned out a local Dogistani thug, who delivered to you a local Dogistani dog with curly tail, and sold actual item to another Dogistani for money. We are extremely sorry and regret the trouble caused to you…mam, soon you will receive real Sheru from our side…. ….: Delivery Manager…"

"Wow! Don't I say the foreign company never cheats? I suspected Dogistani hand in it, a Dogistani dog you have been dealing with, I mean. So, they nailed the culprit…….", Vet Kabir equally happy on hearing the good news said. 

"…. meanwhile, you can extricate yourself from the predicament by letting fake Sheru mix with his flock of nasty Dogistani dogs…," he added. 

"Thank you! I must leave now for home to free the dirty creature to achieve my deliverance from big nuisance……and I'll always remember your advisory about Dogistan's curly tailed dogs' congenital defect in their behaviours and actions. …. Bye…", Cheerful Miss Ruby left the house of Dr. Kabir who wished back and waved her from the door and she too waved him back till she walked a little distance away from his eyes. 

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