two puppies

They were five-week-old when I first met them.
I came home from work one day, and there they were, tumbling around and whining.
You had gone to the Sunday market and saw a lady with a blue bucket. Inside, there were two puppies. Their siblings had been already taken. They were the leftovers.
The lady said that her puppy got pregnant before she had her fixed and that she was giving away puppy’s puppies. And, if she could not find someone to take them, she would have to take them to the local shelter.
You looked at one, a female puppy. She was shaking in the bucket. You picked her up, and, as soon as you held her, she stopped shaking and looked up at you. Before you knew what you were saying, you blurted, “I’ll take her.”
You then looked at the other one, a male, and thought of how this one would be left alone in the bucket. Needless to say, two puppies came home with you that Sunday.
When I called you to let you know that I was on my way home, you carefully mentioned that you had bad news – you got dogs, and good news – you got dogs. You knew that I was afraid of dogs.
“You’ll love them if you love me.”
That is what you said to me, after telling the news.
That was nine years ago.
I do love you. All three of you. And, I forgive you for getting these dogs.

photo taken by Scott
photo taken by Scott

“Nurturing Thursday-Fly”

 

 

How was I scared of dogs as a child? Please read this post…

 

 

 

小さい頃から犬が怖かったのに、今は、大きな犬二匹と暮らしている。というのも、亡くなった主人の所為である。

私が仕事でいなかったある日曜日、主人は近くのマーケットへ赴いた。買い物をするのではなく、友人の顔を見に行ったのである。

友人と別れてぶらぶら歩いていると、ある女性が青い籠の前に立っていた。籠の中を覗いてみると、子犬二匹がいる。女性の飼っている雌犬が子犬を生んだので欲しい人にあげていると言う。六匹いた内の四匹は、もうすでに誰かにもらわれていた。この二匹も誰かがもらってくれないと、施設に連れて行くしかない、と彼女は言った。

よく見ると、一匹はガタガタ震えている。主人が手に取ってやると、すぐに震えが止まり、しっかりと主人の顔を見たそうである。そのまま、主人はその犬を引き取ることになった。そうすると、残った一匹だけが哀れに思えた。結局、二匹を両手に抱えて家に戻ってきた。

生後五週間の子犬をさすがに怖いとは思わなかったが、九年経って、少しは犬恐怖症が治ったようである。

子供の時に どんなに犬を怖がっていたかは、こちらで。

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Nine years! Can it have been so long? That lady with the bucket must have saved the best for last, because you got two extra-fine dogs. And for someone who claims she used to be afraid of dogs, you certainly became a first-rate Doggy Mama. Good example of how you never know what you are capable of until Life tests you. In your case, you get an A.

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    They are so cute, now they should be very big, you should post a recent photo, they are lovely, I think it’s perfect for the nurturing thursday!

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    1. nelkumi says:

      They are constantly modeling for photo challenges, whether they like or not… 😉

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  3. becca givens says:

    I am such a sucker for baby puppies — how fortunate for them and for you to have all the moments of 9 years. Be proud of yourself for taking the risk and overcoming the fear — such courage has been rewarded with nuzzles, wags and unconditional love. Thank you for linking to Nurturing Thursday.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for the inspiration!

      Like

  4. lingostir says:

    As always, a touching, heart-warming episode with a tinge of poignancy. I too had a dozen or so puppies and kittens, not at one time, but nearly over a three-decade period. They were not the pet-shop products, but either had been abandoned or somehow found their way to my house as a stray animal. I think I can really relate to him at that time when faced with the dilemma of being a compassionate animal lover and a thoughtful loving husband. Thank you again for sharing your valuable experience with your one-and-only love.
    英語教室 Lingo-Field (Sendai, Miyagi, Japan)

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