This post is a follow up from my previous write up I uploaded way back in 2015. You can take a look at the link given here to know more about the blue bottles: https://trailmyworld.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/the-magic-of-blue-bottles/
The Veterinarians are baffled as the craze of hanging blue bottles continues. This idea hit many other provinces of India too. No wonder the concept started from West Bengal but little do we know whose idea was this. It is through word of mouth, that this idea is doing the rounds.
If you happen to walk by the lanes of Kolkata you will definitely see bottles strategically placed in most houses. It is not a surprise; some would still say the blue bottle idea is a cheap solution adopted by many homes to deter dogs from pooping. There is no scientific reason behind the bottle most vets say. May be the smell of the water is keeping them away. Perhaps, the blue reflection from the water might be scaring the dogs and so they fear to go near the bottles. But dogs are supposed to be colour blind.
I did hang two bottles in front of our gates too, knowingly it is superstition. Before I could look for the results, one of the bottles was gone after few days. Funnily, the dogs just ignore. By then I tried many home remedies. I made juice from lemon and orange peels and sprayed on the front yard of our house. It worked but if after the rains, the dogs are back to business.
n.b. : I came back to writing after nearly four years. That was indeed a long siesta from writing. I actually got pretty busy with my profession as well as studies. This year(2020) is a year with lot of hiccups for most of us. So many lost their loved ones.I share their grief with mine as I too lost my only strength –my Dad.He shockingly left us and that too, too early. He was my guide in writing. I will shortly bring strories about him and how warm hearted he was to all.