Monday, October 10, 2011

Caesar's sacrifice

Aditi had to leave for work early in the morning. She had skipped her usual morning walk with Caesar. When she came back home only at 7pm, Caesar pulled her towards the door. She decided to take him for a walk though it was dark. She generally walked along a park in the adjacent road that houses big bungalows with deep drive ways and big iron gates .The avenue with big trees on both sides with very few street lights was generally desolate except for the occasional car whizzing past. During mornings however it was a hub of activity with many men and women walking or jogging in the park. It wore now a gloomy look on this new moon night and she wanted to hurry back home. Caesar however lingered and ran to the trees to stand on three legs or sniffing at everything he came across. She pulled the leash and said “Hurry up, Caesar”

She noticed an Innova van coming slowly behind on her side of the kerb that was not wide for her to move away from the road. She hastened her speed taking big strides. She panicked when she saw the van slowly nearing her. She started running towards the main road that was still a furlong away. She felt an outstretched hand from the van grab her arm pulling her inside the open doors of the big van. She screamed 'Caesar' only once when the dog pounced upon the outstretched hand and clawed its teeth deep into the flesh. The grip loosened Aditi ran as fast as her legs could carry. She turned to see Caesar not leaving its hold despite someone hitting it from inside. The van had stopped. The bitten man was screaming in pain.

Aditi was still shivering in fear even when she was inside her apartment complex. Worried about the dog, she could muster a few men to accompany her equipped with a torch. She found Caesar lying battered on head and soaked in blood. Evidently the evil men had hit the dog with a handle bar. The dog was not dead by then. When Aditi went on her knees to lift the dog, it whimpered in pain and snuggled closer to her. With the dog’s gaze from his soulful eyes fixed on her, Caesar let out cries even as tears flooded on Aditi’s cheeks. Even as someone suggested carrying him to a vet immediately, the canine’s head fell down.Aditi’s shrill shriek “Caesar” was heard far and wide with lights coming up in the various windows of nearby buildings.She cried inconsolably at the supreme sacrifice of Caesar to protect her from harm.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog-Mark Twain
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20 comments:

  1. reminds me of the movie turner n hooch!
    I love animals...I could simply understand why she cried soo much...
    touchy one for me GP

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  2. Oh KP, this is such a very touching story...

    This reminds me of our dog which my kids adore so much...

    When she died, my kids cried in pain because they loved her...she was bitten by a snake while playing in the rice fields, and there was no antidote for the venom of the snake...

    From then on, my kids no longer liked having a dog at home...there was no other better substitute for the adorable Pachuchay...

    While I was getting ready for office this morning, Pachuchay suddenly crossed my mind, and here I am reading a story that reminds of her...:(

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  3. Oh KP, this is such a very touching story...

    This reminds me of our dog which my kids adore so much...

    When she died, my kids cried in pain because they loved her...she was bitten by a snake while playing in the rice fields, and there was no antidote for the venom of the snake...

    From then on, my kids no longer liked having a dog at home...there was no other better substitute for the adorable Pachuchay...

    While I was getting ready for office this morning, Pachuchay suddenly crossed my mind, and here I am reading a story that reminds of her...:(

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  4. Dogs are eternally faithful and loyal. This story just proves it.

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  5. A touching story. Dog as man's best friend will go that extra mile for him, will man do that?

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  6. Though the ending is not a happy one as a whole the story is superb…
    dogs have always been such a faithful friends of humans….

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  7. good story.Dogs give unconditional love. But sad ending...

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  8. unconditional love....!!!!!!

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  9. We use to have a dog, and I owe my life to him. Night time watering the fields, as i waded through water to put a bandh on one field and open the water to another .. He jumped and spalshed right in front of me .. I cursed him ..

    But then i saw a snake in its mouth wriggling.. A couple more seconds It might have bit me and then who knows ..

    Dogs are the most faithful animals and I consider them FAMILY and they are family,, willing to give there life for you ..
    Not many friends or family do that for you .. but a Dog will

    Bikram's

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  10. True, You didn't have to kill the dog. :(

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  11. That was a touching story KP. I just love dogs and here's what I had to say about our dogs: A Dog's tale. Please read at leisure...

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  12. Oh thats really very touching.. I have been with dogs and cats all through my life. We consider them to be part of family. I know the pain when we loose them.

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  13. The eyes of a dog will talk. And only the discerning will know what it says.

    I have experienced this with my dogs. They seem to some times ask the question" asshole cant you see that we only listen to what you say and obey. We do not tell our view point instead. do we?. And we do that with passion"

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  14. Very nice story! We had a dog with us for 11 years and know the way they express their love to us! They will behave like the way you have narrated here!

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  15. Nice.. It is short.. crispy.. and sad..! it would touch any human heart.. and If they have/had a dog.. The pain will be felt. I can feel it too..!

    However, I wont say this as one of your best though.. ;)

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  16. I think it resembles very natural and actual happenings.. i have some frnds experienced this...!

    thanks uncle..

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  17. Dogs are better than humans.The unconditional love in their eyes just melt me! But , oh, you could have saved the dog, it was in your hands:-)

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  18. Very touching story in the early morning !!!
    I m allergic for dogs
    but not for cats =^.^=

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  19. Loved this story . I love dogs, Got 5 myself. And their love is truely over-whelming

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