In response to Discover challenge – Animal
This is a story of my baby. The baby to whom I have not given birth. But, she is equally important to me. She’s my first one.
We got her when she was just barely 40 days old. We had gone to see and there were two of them. The guy left both of them on the ground and I just kneeled down to see and there she came running to me and nibbled my thumb. That’s when I chose her – actually, she chose me. From then on, cradling her like a baby or making her eat food or playing with her – actually, the whole life has changed.
And that’s my baby girl Pippa – my darling.
I really have no words to describe the happiness I get being around her, and the things that she has taught me. She has given a new meaning to the word love and how to be compassionate. I think those who have dogs or cats they will know exactly what I am talking about.
Below are some quotes that sum up my feeling just right.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
—Roger Caras (photographer and writer)
Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
To err is human—to forgive, canine.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
*** Buh! I can’t believe it, I’d left the post half-written so here’s I’m completing it…
I still remember the first day we got her in our car, we had purchased the new bed for her(that you see in the above photo). I put the bed on my lap and my husband carefully placed the teeny puppy on the bed. She was shivering. I’m not sure what she was thinking, that point in time, maybe “where in the hell are they taking me, why am i not with my mom” and what not. That’s when I placed a careful hand on her head and assured her a good home and good life.
Day in and day out, she became an integral part of our lives. She would make her presence felt by being around us, near us all the time. Anyone and everyone who came home; just fell in love with her.
I think, it’s that characterisitc of dogs that just can make you fall in love with them. Their beady eyes, their warm bodies, their wet noses and of all they’re always wagging tails.
Life changed with her being with us. I keep telling my husband, we will not stop having dogs/cats with us, for they bring so much energy so much positivity to us.
Then, I became pregnant and spent most of the times working from home. I cannot forget those days when I would just sit on the sofa and she sitting beside me, giving me and my baby the warmth we deserved and assuring us that she is there for us. At that point, I felt really sad, if ever I fail to provide the same assurance to her, I surely will feel I have failed my daughter completely.
Then my son was born and he started to walk and talk. Do you know what was his first word? “BOW” “puppa”. 🙂 🙂 🙂 That’s the day I was the happiest, for I feel my fur-baby and my human baby will gel along just right.
Sometimes I wonder what my life would have been without the furry next to me… I just can’t imagine a life without her. Just. Cant.