On 12th June, my dog breathed his last. He spent 12 years of his life with us. He was not the dog we chose, but the dog decided for us. As a puppy, he arrived at our door severely injured. He had severe itching, wounds from scratching himself and was chased by bigger dogs.
We cared for him and gave him medicines to heal his itching, and within two months, his wounds recovered, and he grew a nice coat of healthy hair. We got him a collar and a leash. He would accompany us to school and run behind our car whenever we went someplace. Time flew by, and he became old. Even though it’s more than a month since his passing, I still feel he will come to me after a long day at work.
We were a typical Indian household that didn’t like pets. Still, we adopted one involuntarily and changed his and our life. What did I learn? As a child, I learnt the lesson of kindness, compassion, care and empathy towards beings other than humans. I hope he gets free from this cycle of birth and rebirth. Bye Kalu
Having a pet can teach us the very important lessons of life.
~ Sanchit Bedi