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Life, Interrupted – I adopted your dog today

Almost every fortnight I get that odd adoption update- family abandoning an old dog/ Mr. High-flyer leaving for foreign shores and putting up a pet for adoption and so forth.

Out of an average life span of a decade, someone gives you unadulterated love for every passing second and you got the nerves to call it quits?

I hope you lament the loss someday. I hope this awkward predicament grows on you, like the lump in the throat. Like a blow, you feel deep in the diaphragm, like a loss that chokes. Like a life interrupted.

I adopted your dog today
Adopt, don’t shop.

If you know someone who has shown the door to an old dog or abandoned a pup after bringing him home be wary you know a person for whom love or loyalty isn’t a virtue.

I adopted your dog today

I adopted your dog today
the one you left at the pound
the one you had for seven years
and no longer wanted around.

I adopted your dog today
Do you know he’s lost weight?
Do you know he’s scared and depressed
and has lost all faith?

I adopted your dog today.
He had fleas and a cold,
but don’t worry none.
You’ve unburdened your load.

I adopted your dog today.
Were you having a baby or moving away?
Did you suddenly develop allergies or was there no reason he couldn’t stay?

I adopted your dog today.
he doesn’t play or eat much
He’s very depressed, but
he will learn again to trust.

I adopted your dog today.
And here he will stay.
He’s found his forever home
and a warm bed on which to lay.

I adopted your dog today.
And I will give him all that he could need.
Patience, love, security, and understanding.
Hopefully, he will forget your selfish deed.


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13 thoughts on “Life, Interrupted – I adopted your dog today”

  1. Indian Homemaker

    Loved this post. We found and adopted our Gabbar Singh when he was around two years old, he had scratches, bleeding paws and he was hungry (could eat fifteen chapaties, twice a day for first few months).

  2. This post comes at a very appropriate time for me. I know someone who just fits the bill. The tragic part is – before we could do anything much about the dear dog that was abandoned, the good God decided to end his suffering. I am sad about his death but cannot help being in mixed minds… every time we would get to catch his eye, he would seem depressed and disillusioned. He probably never imagined life could play such a dirty game on him.

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