Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My Lost Little Best Friends

"Joy is not in things; it is in us."

Richard Wagner, German composer


I remember looking for them every morning right before I go to school, and as soon as I return in the evening. I remember sparing a moment to play with the little things before I went for every exam paper I was sitting for, regardless how pressed for time I was on days like that. I remember weekends spent just sitting nearby and watching them gambol about the garden and the courtyard - for hours at a time. And somehow, I was contented. It's as if their carefree joy, mindless frolics, and complete enjoyment of the very living moment without a single shade of responsibility were somehow mine as well. If I was living by extension, by empathy - then by all means, plug me in and superglue the sockets. I could live like this... gosh, all my life if I have to.

And one day little more than a week ago, I returned from school and I couldn't find my little friends. Someone stole all 5 of them at once.

"I'm damn angry," said the senior who fed the puppies and their mothers when I spoke to him. I didn't express it, but damn - I felt like shit too. I mean, losing the things you've grown to love and care for over a whole month's time with such suddenness is just... harder than I could have possibly foreseen. For days afterwards, I kept finding myself in the middle of strolling to where the puppies used to play after my classes. And I would stop mid-stride and go "Oh" - and then return to my cold, emo room and play cold, emo music to myself for the rest of the day because I couldn't imagine what I could do to replace the hours I have counted on on spending with my tiny companions who always seemed so happy to see me. I mean, nobody else was that bloody happy to see me.

This will be the last puppy post I am doing for ages to come. I have chosen the best pictures from the hundreds I have taken before they were pupnapped to share with you, dear readers. I know I'm no ace photographer, but...

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I call this one Silky. She's the deadpan pup I was talking about in the last puppy post.

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"I chew teh vine."

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Silky trying to climb up to the grassy terrace after falling down. Legs not long 'nuff, unfortch.

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"Can you feel the luff tonight?" Patches v2.0 with Silky going all Simba and Nala.

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Patches v2.0: "... and now, for my specialty."
Silky: "NO! NOT THERE!"

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This could have been my favourite pic if Silky wasn't so blurry in it.

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Spot acting cute.

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"Imma coming! Leave some foh meh!"

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Mother (and grandmother) of the year, anchored by the nipples. Silky and Patches v2.0 belong to Socks actually.

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Runt of the litter, and cutest of the lot. Unnamed, though. Suggestions? Not that there's any point in that now.

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"Youse talkin' to meh? Ah'm tuh littlest gangstah!"

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"Aih choo iyon"

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"AM I QTE?"

Wherever they are now, I hope they'll still be just as happy as they always were.



Sentimental ol' fogey,
k0k s3n w4i

6 comments:

michellesy, anti-dognapper crusader said...

WTF - what kind of person would do such a thing? 0_O

Does this mean the dream is over? The (canine) love of your life is never returning to you again?

bevE said...

I was happy to see you as much as they were.

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how about Gangstah, or Three Boobies? :D :D

bevE said...

i knew they were gone the minute u stopped talking bout them *hug po*

Yen (Penny) said...

Oh...god! The puppies reminded me of Charlie... The long gone... I'm so sorry for whatever that happened...

thegeekinpink said...

How can anyone do such a thing?! :( They're so cute too.

k0k s3n w4i said...

@michellesy
A very hungry person, maybe.
They aren't exactly the loves of my life, but it's nice to have them around. Looks like I need to get myself a new pastime.

@beve
Really? How sweet xD
I talked about them a lot, huh?

@Penny
And I'm sorry about Charlie. I'm okay, really. Just miss them a lil'. That's all.

@thegeekinpink
Evil people who just want all the qte for themselves. Bah. I hope the puppies shit in their shoes.