“My Pet Dog” is one of the outstanding stories of the second biannual International Short Story Contest 2017 written by Teisha Appanna, India.
My Pet Dog
Ah let’s settle in and read the book with a cuddly little puppy on the cover. We are sure it’s going to be a sweet and heart-warming tale. One where the dog definitely did not have to die in the end.
This is an unimaginably true story of our little cute dog. The cute puppy named Rita. She had to be just born like a human being because she had lot of knowledge like humans. Rita was brought home by my father. She had great bonding with my mother. Rita was very active and naughty. She was like one of our family members. There was an unbreakable bonding between us. All her wishes were fulfilled. My mother used to give Rita baby food like cereals and she used to wear diaper. I used to forget all my tension and worries looking at Rita. I played, laughed and shared all my feelings with her. But after some days she was not eating properly.
My father brought home four more dogs. These five dogs lived happily together by sharing food, walking and sleeping together. After a few days the three dogs split away. One of the dogs died. Other two dogs were sold. Rita was lonely now she was very depressed as she was missing the other dogs that she treated as good friends. By this time she was suffering with a disease called tuberculosis. Rita couldn’t eat and sleep properly. By seeing her pain my mother and I use to cry. At last suddenly Rita died on 12/07/2017. She lived for 3 years 5 months. I am missing her badly. Now I feel very lonely. We lost an angel in this world.
Moral: Dogs also have life and feelings like humans.