It takes a dollop of Sunshine, the true grit of a survivor and cuteness personified to become what this little doggo is!
In this guest post, Sohini shares the story of Swami — a desi pup who suffered a severe accident but fought his way out to life. Recuperated now, after grueling months of agony, he is bringing unbridled happiness to his family 24*7.
Over to Sohini…
Swami, the dog who lost an eye but won all the hearts!
“I first met Swami when he came to live with my friend as a foster puppy. All of one month or less, the orphan pup had a close brush with death when a vehicle ran over his face.
Thankfully some good Samaritans rushed him to the hospital and he survived.
Never before had I seen a life so tiny – brave such trauma and yet come out of it as a champion! Also why I call him the happiest dog ever? Because he is!
Nothing suppresses his elation about everything. Even with all that pain and surgeries, he would still wag his tail and try nuzzling against our palms.
His never-say-die attitude paints other facets of his life as well. Despite knowing that some grown-up dogs in our building didn’t wish to play with him, he dances alongside them till they give in to his cute antics. In the words of the great Master Yoda, “The force is strong with you, young Padawan!”
Now, little Swami is a little more than 6 months old, with a personality that would shadow the brightest of all personalities. My friend fell in love with him so much that he wriggled himself into a forever home with her.
Swami now lives with his human parents and also has a doggie brother and three doggie sisters.
Swami is not mine, but the pup makes my day when he comes prancing towards me with a glee in his eye and joy on his face whenever I call him “Swaaaaaaaaami…. ” as in Malgudi Days’.
Human cruelty knows no bounds. Remember Haatchi, the dog who was left to be run over by the train?
Thankfully, there’s also an infinite capacity in the human heart for compassion as Swami’s story echoes — all that dogs need is a chance!
Look around, there may be another Swami near you. You are his hope. Be his hero! #AdoptDontShop