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A dog it is!!!!!


I haven’t blogged in over a year. One year and two months to be precise! Simply ran out of interesting topics, not that the world has been without interesting events. And also got insanely busy. Social life took off like a Concorde and had to actually scale it off. I am now learning to choose my poison.

Nov 18, 2012 I had gloated in a blog how I had bull dozed all efforts by my husband to get a dog. October 18, 2013, our puppy flew all the way from Kansas straight into our hearts.

The two arguments are now a way of life for me:

  • The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
  • You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, “My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!” – Dave Barry

I admit I was apprehensive of this really new and major change in my life. While my husband was getting her from the airport, I wanted to run away to avoid meeting her. However, whoever said “A man hasn’t known love if he hasn’t known the love of an animal”, was right. I fell in love. Head over heels!

After my daughter this is the second time, I have felt blessed by a miracle. This bundle of joy forces me to get out of the house and have long walks, EVERYDAY, Multiple times. She has also forced me to calm down, remain cool and be assertive in the nicest way possible. She has taken over my schedule being a puppy and an energetic one at that. And I don’t mind it one bit. She has just sooo much of love in her. Her eyes are a window to the sweetest soul in the world. How can anyone not love her? IMG_2048

So much better to spend time loving a dog than to spend time burning with skanks. So much positivity in her! Beyond the obvious physical benefits, she teaches a lesson more profound. To live and love in the present. She doesn’t remembers bad events beyond 20 seconds but remembers to take note and be cautious forever. She  has her life sorted out. To eat, play, sleep and love. And of course be naughty!

Right now, she gains immense pleasure if she can sneak out a sock from the closet and tear holes into them, or jump onto the sofa and sit regally like a queen! And its funny to see her barking at her own reflection on the glass. Small things but immensely happy things!

And for Toffee the song dedicated is – “Jaane kyu dil jaanta hai, tu hai to I’ll be alright! “

I have suggested several people who profess themselves lonely to get a dog. The smart ones do!

Comments on: "A dog it is!!!!!" (2)

  1. Sanhita! Thank you so much for your encouraging words. We each inspire the other. When I get bogged down by the insanity and pettiness in the world, it’s a few good people (including you) who bring the sense and humor back in life.
    I have also been following your journey with your son, which I enjoy as you express your deepest thoughts well, and can hardly wait to meet him, he is the perfect blend of naughty and good.
    So, we both help each other. You help me connect to the son I don’t have, and toffee will help you connect to the animal world, until you decide to get your own dog.

  2. Sanhita said:

    ahhha….. nice to read about Toffee….. I will not understand the joy as I don’t have a puppy and don’t intend to get one too…. but I can see the joy in your words….. may the bond become more strong with each passing day….. you are incredible Swagata…. you inspire me always…..

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