This is something I wrote a long time back which I thought was pretty good and sent it to a newspaper.It never got published. :p
So I thought I would paste the “not so good article” here so that atleast a few of you get to read it.
It was a very cold and breezy night when I first saw her.She was anything but beautiful.She was lean with rashes all over her body,salivating profusely,looked frightened and hungry,though,till today I haven’t been able to decipher if she looked more hungry or more frightened. She was immediately fed and has been a loyal companion from then on.
It has been six years since that night and she has stayed on with me, following me everywhere with her tail wagging so fast that I fear it might fall off someday. She is my dear Puchhu-a brown coloured, hugely built dog with beautiful eyes. I don’t know if she was born a stray or if her owner abandoned her to fend for herself and her litter of eight pups.Whatever be the reason, she was destined to be my companion.She seems to be loved by everyone in the neighbourhood and she devotes her time,if not equally,to all of them.She loves having somone around her all the time and is an absolute attention seeker-always climbing on the wall and peeping through the window or knocking at the door and making noises to make sure we are reminded of her presence every five minutes.
Coming to my association with her, I truly feel she is a God sent angel in my life.She came to me when I was not so happy in life and has given me immense love and happiness throughout.The best thing about her or for that matter all dogs is that they are not judgemental.My circumstantial behaviour doesn’t seem to influence her love for me.She is there to love me and love me somemore whatever the situation might be.At times,when I am sad,she comes and sits besides me,putting her paw on my palm as if to say- ‘Hey buddy,don’t you worry.Everything will be alright.No matter who you are or what you’ll become,I’ll always be there for you.’
She has been there for me throughout the good and the bad times and am so very lucky to have her in my life.She has been a great companion all these years and am sure will remain so even in the future,for,her love is unconditional unlike us humans who come with a tagline “conditions apply”.