During the time when my father-in-law just passed away, there’s this sorrowful atmosphere that draped over the household, my daughter kept wanted me to get a dog, and so, Dodo, a black Labrador came to us. And, although we’d all dodged our responsibilities toward it, “Hey, it’s YOUR turn to feed him”, “Who’s the one that wanted a dog?”, but, taking Dodo out for walks became a set exercise time for us, and, taking Dodo on trips is filled with, a ton of fun too, Dodo became the focus of our lives.
Later on, my own father fell ill, and was about to pass, that evening, I’d held Dodo tightly, told him as I cried, “you know what, I’m about to lose my dad………”, Dodo looked at me, with that kind and mild eyes, licked my tears away from my face.
and no, not my photograph…
The time flew by, in a blink of an eye, Dodo had passed through ten years with us, one day, I saw, that he was just, lying on the floor, having had any of his food or treats, and so, I’d lured him with his collar. He’d, followed me out of our door, slowly, and painstakingly, and, stopped, lifted his head, looked at me, with that look of fear in his eyes, that panic, and sense of helplessness, I’d bent down, patted him, told him, “It’s okay, mom’ll stay with you.”
After I took Dodo to the vet, that, was when I realized, how serious his condition was, I cried, as I’d, left him at the clinic, for treatment, and that look of feeling lost that he had was, ingrained into my mind. Every afternoon, my daughter and I would take some treats, to visit him, and being on a drip, as he saw us, he’d be so moved, that he’d, rammed his body against the cage he was kept in.
We took him to the nearby park to stroll, to eat some treats, to enjoy this shortened freedom, then, we’d, stuffed him, back inside that medicinal-smelling cage.
After over ten days, Dodo finally was, returned back to us, and now, he’d gone out to walks with us, drooled, as he gazed upon the food in our hands, although he’s already showing his age, but, I’m more than happy, that at least, he’s, healthy.
So, your dog had, helped you through your losses, and, that, is why you worked very hard, to keep him healthy, and, gladly, your dog had his health back, and that, is how having a pet can make people’s lives better!