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Quote of the day.

           "They never talk about themselves, but listen to you while you talk about yourself and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation." 
   Jerome K. Jerome.



         This quote brought a big smile to my face! It brought to my mind my shared moments with Chikoo; times, when he plants himself in the kitchen door, and keeps me company  as I go about my chores. Sitting  there in his favourite spot,  he stares at me unblinkingly, listens to me intently as I pour out my 'feelings'. At times, my clamouring thoughts keep me mum.  But, at times, when I am in a chatty mood, I let myself go!
          I tell him about this and that, about our world in general, and my world in particular.  At times, I complain about things that bother me,  about how his dad has no time for us, about life being pretty unfair.  And at others, I rue the fact that time flew by so fast, I couldn't enjoy his puppyhood as much as I should have.
       And, all this while, as I go on and on, getting the load off my chest, my Chikoo sits gazing at me, concentrating on my words (or so I would like to believe!); at times tilting his head at something that sounds fascinating (like this dog in the picture).
      They say dogs understand everything you say. Well, Chikoo does follow most of the stuff I say to him, but I am sure there must be moments, during my rantings, when he must wonder what I keep blabbering about! When he must wonder what is all the fuss about! How true!  I have a roof over my head, a soft bed to sleep on and yummy treats to savour, and of course,  we have each other, so what IS it that I grumble about?
        How I wish we were like these four-legged darlings,  living an uncomplicated life, surviving on  love, fresh air and a few tasty tidbits.  Life would have been so easy, isn't it?


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  1. :) I liked the part about him tilting his head in fascination!

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  2. awwww I used to talk non stop with my dog too... and sometimes say things as if she is replying back :P

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    1. :) They are our sounding boards, aren't they, Raj?

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  3. Chikoo seems almost human. I love the relationship you two share. Animals are so non-judgmental, aren't they? Perhaps that's why they make for perfect listeners.

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    1. Yes, Tulika, my Chikoo is a human at heart! :-) and also so non judgemental, I wish I could be like him! And yes, they are the perfect listeners, or rather, the best shrinks we could really have! 😀

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