Summers ago, at an airport in a foreign land, I held dear my sinking coal-black heart.
Doom. Dark. Dank submission.
Oblivious to the humdrum, all my ears could register was the sound of silence.
John, the adorable Beagle, I got acquainted with in Bengaluru knows this feeling.
And yet unlike the pessimist shades that I so often end up plastering all over, John like all dogs, knows how to come back to life.
The Beagle who found home
A rescue beagle adopted by Seema and Shailesh, John took his time to trust humans all over again.
In fact, on his second day itself, he bolted from the house. Encountering too many people, vehicles on the road.
Little by little, Johny boy (named by South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes) settled in and left his tumultuous past way behind.
“This was John’s first visit to the terrace. Almost after 5 months since we got him. We used to take him to the terrace at 5 am in the morning so that he doesn’t see any humans.”
At the creative agency in Koramangala, John is a familiar face. Sitting through pitch presentations, strategic campaign briefings and many a time giving constructive canine feedback.
Giving BYOD a new meaning ― Bring Your Own Dog.
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Dogs can really tell you a lot about the person who abandons them. Yet the noble souls they are, rarely do they speak of their pain.
That’s the thing about love.
It can hurt.
But every once in a while if you are fortunate you do come across someone like Seema and Shailesh to carry you home.