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Not your ordinary dog!

Thursday, April 05, 2012
By Kalen Vaz

‘A DOG Is A Man’s Best Friend’ Yeah! Right! I’d rather say my dog is my best enemy. Although, yes, he is handsome and he acts like a model sometimes. I don’t know why... my guess is he’s trying to show off his modelling style. I’m not going say it feels like yesterday that we got him, cause, well its been a year really.

When I first went to meet Rex, I wasn’t so excited, because there were so many thoughts running  in my head,  how is this going to affect my mum, will he wake me up in the middle of the night for a leak, or is he going to destroy my bedroom the moment he arrives. So many questions simply gave me a head ache, the first thing I did when I saw him run out of his house to greet us, was simply smile. Think about it, you’re seeing your friend after a long time and you just smile, if you’re coming back from a long trip and your parents are at the airport to take you home. You smile in happiness, because you know the feeling that they are there to receive you. I smiled, because I knew, that this chocolate trouble maker is going be a part of my family.

Do you know the first thing he did instead of barking at me, was go and actually hug one of my friends, which doesn’t happen a lot and he was merely happy because instead of his tail wagging sideways it was going round and round, and he was excited about seeing us, Rex isn’t what you’d call a regular dog, he’s somewhat the opposite. He is a loveable brown-eyed beast, yes brown-eyed. He loves to go for long walks and he loves to sleep. As far as his eating habits are concerned, if you think he will settle for normal dog food - no way - he wants to eat chappatis and bhaji from my Mum’s hand like a little child.  Breakfast in the morning is a packet of glucose biscuits, do you think he will eat them if fed, no - you have to be polite, say please, tell him he is special, we love him and there is no one like him, then yes he will take his first biscuit. Speaking of dog’s instincts towards people, we were scared to let Papa take Rex for a walk, cause sometimes when he see other dogs he goes berserk and starts pulling, since my father is old and cannot walk properly himself  we kept explained to Rex, not to pull away and  to walk slowly. The beauty of their relationship is, he is so gentle with my father, that we are amazed at how a dog can understand. Dogs no matter how small or big, their colour, when you adopt them, become a part of your family so just give them a lot of love cause they deserve it.
 

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