To write a detailed account on my love for my dear ones, would take the entire of me. Especially for the ones who are not around me anymore. I choose to make a feeble attempt at expressing my gratitude to a non-human entity: Aldo, my pet dog. Aldo, as we (My Family) called him, is quite one part of my heart and I promised the day I brought him home, that this place would always be reserved for him, and nobody else. Even today, when Aldo, is no more with me, I can still hear those tiny footsteps, his deceptively innocent whining, reverberating deep down in the folds of my memories of him. Of course, there are reasons why I choose to write on Aldo.
I have realised that life has unique ways of offering lessons to us. Aldo, throughout being with me, had taught me the importance of unconditional love and unity. To put it like this: He had barely opened his eyes (about 15 days old) when he was in my lap and I raised him up like a son. We never called Aldo, a dog, in fact, he has always been our “Beta” or so has been our love for him. I vividly remember the times he felt sick and such was my concern for him that I even cried rivers. During those times only, I came to realise the importance of my parents’ sacrifice for me. Just like I felt depressed and sad at the thought of Aldo being unwell, imagine how big a crisis it must have been for my parents, to hear that their daughter is unwell or sad or depressed. Aldo has forever kept us united and happy. He was a constant source of joy to us. And I am, in no way, underestimating the havoc that he had wreaked on us, as well, quite often! Interestingly, Aldo, has helped us socialise a lot, and as science claims, he always kept us safe, both mentally and physically.
At some point of life, we would not quite realise the importance of having somebody so dear, near us. It is only, when the time for goodbyes come, that we do get the gravity of it. Aldo, I guess, I just miss you a little more because, I have loved you a little more.
For all you Pet Owners. Love them because you would receive more.