cats or dogs
someone once, asked me to choose
well.. the question, was kind of heavy
i spent hours, thinking
couldn’t choose one
as i look at them and praise the beauty
they both hold
to me – both are precious
if the dogs are loyal
the cats are royal
slurp slurp slurrrrp
the kittens having a feast
mommy sitting at a distance
proud to watch the little ones
she raised them
how quickly they have learnt
to be on their own
to be ready for this world
The stray dog who lives on the street outside my house. We call him Bhurelal. Yes, that’s his name.He came here about 4 years back if I remember correctly. Me, both my girls and my husband are very fond of him. He has become very comfortable with us.
I must admit that he has taught me many things and I am sharing one of his teachings today.
Over these past few years, I have been giving him food, but not on a regular basis. There are times, when there is not enough milk or chicken in my refrigerator. I have seen that on any day when I don’t offer him anything, he sits outside the gate and waits patiently and then leaves to find food somewhere else (no barking complaints).
He appreciates whatever little I do for him but at the same time, I have never seen him being upset or angry, if I don’t offer him any food. He would see me in the morning and wag his tail with the same enthusiasm as any other day, without making me realize that I didn’t feed him last night. This is such a great gesture.
It makes me realize that as a human, I tend to get upset over things if my expectations are not fulfilled, which is very unlike how Bhurelal reacts or behaves. Like him, should I not learn to appreciate what people do for me, rather than crying over what they don’t?
It is going to be challenging but I am going to try my best to practice the teachings of my dear stray dog Bhurelal. I am sure, he has many more lessons in store!!