Online Children's Magazine from India
As soon as I woke up I heard a shiver of a small puppy. It was coming from the garden. I went to the garden and saw my father carrying a small new born puppy in his hands, covered with a cloth giving it some milk. I was very happy to see it as I like dogs and always wanted one. “We will keep it with us”, I said with excitement. Domesticating a dog is not a joke, said Daddy, `you have to feed, take it for a walk and that too at the right time’. Well, from where did you get it, I asked. It was sleeping inside the gate and when I took it and left it outside, it was not at all going, replied Dad. Now if it’s not going, we will keep it with us. OK! but remember you must take care of it, Dad said. “Ok!”, I replied and left for school. After coming from school I saw the pup lying on the bare ground. At once I brought a big basket from the terrace, spread a cloth inside. As soon as I kept it in the basket, the pup started licking me as if saying thank you.
It was 7.45 pm and I was thinking of what to feed and how to feed. My father asked me to buy a nipple. I bought a nipple from the medical stores. I took a small bottle and poured some milk in it. Then I attached the nipple on the top of the bottle. I put it on the pup’s mouth. It was not drinking. The bottle fell on a bowl nearby and then it started drinking it. What a pup, said I. `I thought it was small but it is big.’ Everybody burst out laughing. Days passed, it grew some sharp canines. It indeed looked very smart and handsome. It was let free for roaming. One day when I came from school I saw the puppy missing. At once I reported to my grandma and the servant. Just now I saw it here, said Grandma. Me, my brother and the servant searched almost half of the colony. An uncle told me that a boy from a nearby slum took the pup and ran away. I cried for nearly 3 hours. I was awake till 10.30 pm. I suddenly heard a sound near the main gate. When I opened the gate I saw my puppy standing outside. I hugged it, kissed it, and put it on my lap.
Now in our colony there are 2 dogs and pups. The dogs play with dogs and pups play with the pups. The pups are named Tuffy, Tiger Ricky and Robin. Dogs are like us. They can’t talk but we must try to understand their language.
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