Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A Caravan finds home.

I walked into our new apartment eagerly anticipating a rambunctious little furball. What i found instead was a scrawny little puppy with the biggest saddest eyes u ever saw! My heart dropped at the possibility that this shy creature would probably never appeal to the rest of the coven.
Prachita and i had little idea of just how tumultuous our caravan ride would be. Before we knew it our life became a blur of pedigree pellets, soiled newspapers, vet visits, puppy obsessed conversations and fervent google searches. Our social life was the household joke. But neither the extensive responsibility nor the critical disapproval fazed our avid dog lover spirit. We rarely saw anything beyond our baby girl anymore.
Unfortunately a heartless landlord and an aggressive confrontation later we were forced to face the music we had shied away from hearing for so long. Cookie would have to leave. But where? Who would have place for our beloved 2 month old caravan who was only just recovering from her life? Our frantic search led us to Debashish, a hopeless dog lover and caravan hound enthusiast. A few brief but heartfelt discussions later we came to a conclusion, cookie's new family would be Mr Sharma. So cookie and i set off to Gurgaon to meet her new parents. Despite my paranoia, all our love and care was only too evident in her confidence and enthusiasm when she met Debashish and his beautiful children. Everything went perfect and cookie settled in beautifully.
Retracing my steps alone was too heartbreaking to elaborate. I could barely remember a time without her. She'd filled every crevice in our lives with her uninhibited love. I wanted to turn back and get her. I wanted her to say she'd never forget and always miss us. I wanted to scream at her for being so ok when i felt shattered. I did none of these things. I guess life always works out after all. But i know i'm speaking for Prachi and myself when i say that those tiny paw prints have been tattooed on our hearts for good.

Poornima Menon

Poornima & Prachi's(Pune) Caravan pup found a home with Anil Sharma(Gurgaon), as they had to put her up for adoption owing to objections from their landlord.

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canis india said...

My heartfelt regards to all those involved.You have done something you can be proud of.Cookie may well forget you because she is at that age where nature wants her to forget so that she wont miss parents etc but your act will give u a warm feel good glow forever.

Debashish Das said...

Thanks yaj..

animallover said...

I can feel your pain...and it brought tears to my eyes.
I feel happy that Cookie's found a new home and she is happy there...but she will always remember you...they do.

poornima menon said...

i like coming back to this page, just to reminisce