The only equipment the couple had with which to capture the rooster was a pair of oven mitts from the potluck dinner party.
"We scared him out of there and Brian ran after him with the oven mitts on and caught him and took him home," Subramanyan says.
The legend of p-Blizzard began.
"I asked Brian if we could keep him for a little while," she recalls. "Then I looked around wildly on the internet to see if anyone could keep a rooster. I found house roosters and that there are things called chicken diapers - and ordered them."
Today, p-Blizzard sports a dazzling collection of diapers: lightning bolt diapers, flame diapers, cartoon diapers.
They don't undermine his authority in the least.