Today is another day for narrating a true story.In a world of today where less compassion is spared for humans, least can be expected for plants and animals.By no means I tend to emphasis more on the needs of humans, when I state it.But it is a dilemma. When a human who can speak up for his rights and needs is declined, it is considered less likely for cold hearted humanity to take up responsibility of the requirements of other forms of life.
God has been kind to us.He created nature and animals to adorn our world with beauty, love and faithfulness.They brighten up our lives, and when the world turns cruel, they are always by our side.
Once a girl I know was coming back from work with her elder brother in a car. As expected, there were outbursts of traffic, because of rush hours.the car stood at a signal. Everywhere around, people in the cars were tired, drained off and irritated by the slow creeping lanes.Some had kids in the cars crying, desperate to reach home and enjoy television or meals.A few drivers were even
holding their throbbing, aching foreheads.
Traffic started creeping slowly as the signal went green.Suddenly, a young driver switched lane and by-passed all the cars at a high pace.The car stereo was switched on and anyone could hear the music from outside the closed car windows. He gained speed and suddenly the wheels of the car screeched. She became impatient and worried that there might have been an accident, but the long queue of cars in front blocked the view.Suddenly, her eyes caught a glimpse of a tiny puppy limping alongside the road and hiding in the bushes right beside the road.He was whining, terrified and in great pain.
As her car creeped up, to her horror she saw that the driver had fled from the scene in his car.The traffic was going on at a normal flow, there seemed no one who wanted to pull over and see what happened to the poor tiny soul hiding in the bushes.People were too busy and tired to care for a stray puppy, considering him least important at that moment in time.Humanity is growing cruel and ignorant, and we usually do nothing to change this bitter fact.Our priorities have changed a lot, and we have forced all other living things to wither, or wander astray. Life matters to us, but ONLY our own!
She couldn’t bear moving on.She thought that she can never forgive herself if she moved on and let life slumber into a miserable painful death.Her brother also wanted to take a look at the puppy and take him to a vet-nary hospital.They pulled over, got out of the car.The poor thing was hiding out of fear amongst the bushes, and was whining terribly.They got an empty fruit basket from a shop right opposite to the bushes and placed him in it.He was looking with cautious, painful, strange eyes.They took off for the nearest vet in town.Even at the slowest speed they were going, the faintest slightest movement of the car made them hear his shrieks.It was evident there was a fracture.
As they approached the vet, it started raining terribly.The doctor examined him and declared the puppy had four fractures on his left hind leg.It was a sad news, poor thing!All the while during examination, he whined out of pain.It was too much for him, he missed family, felt pain, and strange amongst strangers.
They said that they couldn’t conduct surgery as their surgeon was on leave, so they referred them to another vet.It was a bit far, so they decided to keep him for the night and then take him early morning. The vet prescribed pain killer to go through the night.
When they reached home, their family felt sorry for the pup.They wanted to console him, but it was no use.They fed him, and a quite peaceful corner of a room was declared as his sole property.
Next day, they took him to the hospital.Surgery was conducted, and the leg was cut off as it was in terrible shape.The doctors said a missing hind leg could do, he couldn’t have survived if it was a fore leg, cause he couldn’t get up without a missing fore leg.It really was disturbing and unfortunate for the cute pup.
He stayed at the facility for two days.He was given a good shower, turned bright new, infact he appeared quite dashing.He was a strong breed, tall.When they went to bring him home, he seemed to have missed them.He had developed a loving bond of compassion with his masters, a bond forever, a bond tested and trailed, and a faithful one!
He spent two years with them until he was shifted to a farm because he was a hound breed and keeping him in their neighbourhood wasn’t convenient enough.They still visit him and he runs fast as lightning on his three strong legs to remember the love and compassion they had showered upon him, and to gaze them with his puppy eyes and to love them fondly.
He is a living miracle of life, that God has given us all, to believe in miracles, to consider life the most precious and remarkable gift of God, to become a part of nature’s compassion, and to develop a soft corner for all the speechless lives around there which consider us superior and expect us to promote and nurture life itself, not to end it!All the creatures big or small need us, not to hamper nature’s flow of life, but to help it flow freely till the end of time…
These stray lives need a foster home, a foster care, which is much more than the stray lives they lead.Above all, they need life!