Dogorrhea: The Deadly Disease that Plagues Doggy Moms

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Dogorrhea: The Deadly Disease that Plagues Doggy Moms

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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he day I walked into my mother’s room to hear her singing “Dingoora Dingoora Dingoora!” (to the tune of “Nimboora Nimboora Nimboora”) to Dingo, her dog, is the day I realised I had lost my mother to that most deadly disease – Dogorrhea.

Dogorrhea (DRH) is a medical condition that affects one in every twenty humans on the planet. If you are a dog owner, you are most likely already infected. More psychosomatic than anatomical, the symptoms take some time to manifest. The patient starts displaying signs that range from “odd” to “bizarre”. Though not transmitted by air or water, people around such patients suffer trauma, while the patient himself stays blissfully unaware.

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