I always had a dream of having a dog and taking care of him/her. Our landlord bought a small puppy dachshund puppy n they named it Simi.
I can clearly remember the day the lady brought to show us. I fell in love with her immediately. This little puppy brought so much of love in our lives. Though it was landlord's dog, it was particularly close to me. The owners stayed downstairs and we, on the first floor.
In the beginning, she had little difficulty in climbing the stairs. It seemed a puzzle to her. She would tilt her head and gaze at me so innocently.
Finally she "cracked" the puzzle! Then onwards, no stopping her! She would climb the stairs so swiftly and when our doors are open, she would come running in!
I have a habit of sitting on floor cross legged and scattering books all around me, while studying. Simi would see me and literally jump in my lap. When I hug her, she would start licking me happily.
Whenever my dad sits on chair, she would stand on two legs and place the other two on his lap, gazing at him with so much of love.
Every time, I had to carry back to her home and leave there. I didn't like that... But hey! they were the owners after all!
If she climbs the stairs and doors are not open, she would scratch it til we open..
Her keen sense of hearing amazes me even now.. Whenever, we open the gate, she would start barking. As soon as I call "Simi, its me" she would stop immediately.
I never knew that my joy would be short lived. Simi wouldn't eat properly.. Once, I tried feeding her biscuits and she had them.
Few days later, my owner took her on a walk in the morning around 4 am. Around 6, I was getting ready to take bath, when my mom came in asked to come down quickly. My heart stopped beating for a sec, when she said Simi is no more.
Dropping everything, I rushed down to see the once lively bundle of love, lying lifeless on the sofa.
Tears clouded my eyes and I couldn't believe. It seemed that a stray dog bit her on her jugular playfully and she died.
She was just a puppy of a year old. The landlord called me coz she was particularly attached to me. I couldn't stop weeping. It was like somebody punched a deep hole in my hearty, which would never get filled up.
They buried her in our front yard. I can still remember the day- April 10th, 2010, a Saturday.
Even though I had been to the college that day, I was in a state of shock and broke down again.
R.I.P my beloved Simi. I love u so much.. Even now I can hear her claws making sounds while she was running towards me..
They bought one more puppy.. We named her Taffy. She was little vicious comparatively. I think it was her hunting genes ;)
N she too passed away within a year, due to heart attack.. It seemed she was restless the whole night.. Since the owners were heavy sleepers, they didn't realise soon..
We requested them to not to buy any more pets.
Since they were old couple, they had difficulty in raising them.
She was also buried in the same spot.
R.I.P my sweetie, Taffy.
Though I love them both, Simi is and will always be in my heart. She left a huge impact in my heart.
Even now, while typing this, my eyes are full of tears...