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When I am really old, I hope to look back at life and know that......

Life, as we know,  is about looking forward-- leaving the past behind and looking ahead at  a  bright and  a  promising future.  But, there are times when the past beckons.  I have begun experiencing those moments, when I look back at the days gone by.  But, those moments are few and far between. I feel  there is still time to completely get into the reflective mode -- reminiscing about the years gone by and looking at the horizon, awaiting the finale  of a life well lived.  And, when I do reach that stage -- when I reach my old age -- and, when I look back at my life, I would like to know that...

                   ....I lived a full life, a contented life. That, I played the part given to me at every stage, to the best of my ability.  Be it of a daughter, a sister, a wife or a mother, I put in my best in every role I played. I know, I have driven people up the wall  at some point or the other, but, I would like to hope I have been forgiven.  I will be thankful…

Chikoo's buddies.

There are a countless things to be written about my Chikoo. His loveable nature,  his bouncy demeanour, his loud barks demanding our undivided attention, his ever-wagging tail expressing  his feelings...the list goes on!  However, there is something else I would like to share here -- actually, something that I would like to write about and save it for my future -- that is also a major part of his life: his friends.  Intrinsically social that these four-legged souls are, they really can't do without their friends. And, I so pity those babies, whose 'parents' don't encourage them to socialise with others of their kind.  Oh! How much they miss out on!
                  Chikoo has been one lucky fellow. He has always had loving friends, right since his puppyhood. His first best friend was Boxy, a female boxer. She was a few years older than him, and so, most suitable for helping him develop his skills as an intelligent little guy! Unfortunately, life a…