#49 heartened fighter.


“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
― Milan Kundera

So, recently I’ve had a few uncalled for emergencies. As one falls for the emotions pooling inside an animal’s gaze, it’s hard not to crumble when it hits a low in the health scale. He’s been diagnosed with a debilitating heart condition, and ascites. As someone who tries to be empathetic towards him, it’s something I cannot amount to recreating the pain. He is simply an animal who cannot speak, and his pain is a static portrait upon his face. He’s young, lively, and most importantly a fighter. He’s become my inspiration. Albeit, just a dog, whose often deemed not capable of intelligence, or emotion. Time an time again, he proves me wrong. He’s a child. A creature burdened like one. He’s sharp. Quick. And inane at times. He has much to teach me.

Observation is their key source, and it’s amazing.

I only hope he’ll be around for longer.


8 thoughts on “#49 heartened fighter.”

  1. I constantly tell my family, ‘no more dogs’…and constantly fail at that ultimatum. This, what you describe so well, is the hardest part, and the biggest reason I keep repeating the ultimatum. And then, as you also describe so well, the reasons for having them in our lives tips the scale. Hoping for the best for you.

    1. It’s an ailment of the mind, irreversible, isn’t it? I have more than the expectation of a few family pets, they practically overflow. So, I only hurt myself. Thank you! I just hope he keeps on fighting.

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