They meet and greet each other with much love and warmth, and begin their walk. She being the younger and the energetic of the two, flits about excitedly. And, he, an old timer, takes his time,as he puts one leg after the other. The understanding she shows for his unhurried pace, speaks volumes about her loving and caring nature. In fact, her face is a picture of warmth and tenderness, which she showers on everyone she comes in contact with!
By now, some of you might have guessed I am talking about my Chikoo. He is the old timer, who has his young companion, Chhoti, by his side, during his morning walks! She never really asked for it, but I began getting breakfast for her every morning, since quite some time now. My heart went out to the poor soul, wondering where she would find a bite to eat! But, food is not the only thing that she looks forward to, when she meets us.There are days, when she meets us in the evenings, too, when my hands are empty. However, that does not change her feelings for me one bit. The sheer delight that overflows from those lovely brown eyes on seeing us, pulls at my heartstrings.
Knowing that someone is so overjoyed on meeting us, so glad to walk a few steps in our company, is an indescribable feeling. One needs to experience it to believe it. I consider myself blessed for having experienced such unconditional love from these wonderful creatures. Getting a pet dog was never something that I ever planned in my life. It just happened. Or, maybe, it was destined to happen. I was destined to experience this love, this warmth, which has completely changed my life.
We brought home Chikoo, and he brought us closer to love, in all its varied forms. How lucky we really are, aren’t we?