Thursday, October 19, 2006

Miththu lost and found

We lost miththu a month or so back. He was sitting on top of his cage (we dont lock him in), and we were upstairs. The door was open. When we came down, miththu was nowhere to be found. Several weeks later, we were returning home and in the street we saw miththu perched on top of a kid's shoulder. He said that he brought it from his village 7 months earlier. But we tested miththu out and sure enough miththu exhibited all individualistic characteristics. My brother took miththu back.


Adnan Farooq Hashmi said...

Really? How did you test him?

Anonymous said...

Don't ask Saqib about it :) He likes to "practiacally" explain things by experiment.. ;)

Lost In Found.

Muhammad Saqib Ilyas said...

Well, my brother placed miththu on his hand and patted him on the head which produced characteristic sounds of our miththu. We then placed miththu some distance away from his cage and he quickly recognized it and climbed on top of the cage (like he used to do) instead of going into it or anything. Other tests also produced positive identity.