There is an adorable stray dog which lives around our society. A while ago, I got a call from a friend who told me that the dog was injured and I should help as soon as possible. I went to check up on the dog, and it was fine. But I figured that there was another unfamiliar stray which was injured very severely. Although I was relieved that the stray I knew was fine, the fact that the strange dog was injured too, made me realise that compassion means we have to care about each and everyone around us. I thought about what my guru would have done in my situation and decided to help the unfamiliar dog immediately.
I tried calling the animal helpline at first, but it was closed, and the authorities told me that I need to bring the animal to their centre on my own. As I did not have any vehicle with me at that time, I tried catching an auto. I convinced the auto driver to charge extra money from me and promised him that his vehicle wouldn’t be dirty because of the injured dog (since it was an emergency). I went to fetch the dog, but it was severely injured, and I did not want to cause more pain to it by moving him as we weren’t trained professionals. Fortunately, I had my friend with me, and we were planning on how to lift the dog gently. We were also concerned that the dog might bite us to defend himself. I prayed to my guru and gently put a cloth around the dog to support it like a stretcher. While all this was happening, the auto driver left as he found some other passenger. I was clueless about how to deal with the situation, but my friend’s uncle came to our rescue. He helped us to reach the centre where the dog was finally treated.
When we want to do something we find a way and when we don’t, we find an excuse.
~ Love OM