Without meeting her on that fine day, I would not be able to tell the story of my life today.
Before I even opened my puppy eyes to see the world, there was a comforting voice that I heard every day while nestled up with my mom and siblings. She was the one whose presence and voice would become an integral part of my life story, shaping who I am today.
At the start of our relationship, Abi and I had a rather unusual dynamic. While she would often choose my brothers and sisters for petting, I was not particularly fond of being picked by her. Nevertheless, I found myself inexplicably drawn to her and would follow her around everywhere she went.
It was she who bestowed upon me the name Pinky, inspired by the delicate shade of pink that graced my feminine nose and lips. From that moment on, I knew that I was special to her, and her love and care would remain a constant in my life.
Life was good, and I spent my days playing with my beloved siblings. But one fateful day, after a long day of running and playing, I grew weary and curled up to rest in the familiar streets that had become my home. Little did I know that this moment of rest would lead to a life-changing event that would shape the course of my journey forever.
Despite my peaceful slumber, my world was suddenly rocked by an intense and excruciating pain in my back. I struggled to open my eyes, only to catch a glimpse of a speeding vehicle passing by. In that moment, my life as I knew it was forever changed.
As I lay there, numb and unable to move, I knew that I had to find a safe place to hide. Summoning all my strength, I dragged myself to a nearby bushy area and huddled there, all alone, without any food or water to sustain me. For two long days, I endured the pain and cried out in agony, unsure if anyone would ever come to my rescue.
As fate would have it, Abi soon realized that I was missing from the family she had grown to love and care for. On the third day, she stumbled upon me hiding in a bush, crying out in pain and fear. Without a second thought, she scooped me up into her arms, tears streaming down her face as she carried me to the safety of her home.
Despite her initial shock and concern at my fragile state, Abi quickly sprang into action and took me to the vet for the very first time in my life. As we embarked on this new and unfamiliar journey together, I felt both nervous and hopeful, knowing that with Abi by my side, anything was possible.
In the early days of our journey together, Abi and I faced many challenges as we fought to keep me safe and secure. With fierce determination and a deep love for me, Abi even clashed with her own family to ensure my protection, refusing to give up on me even in the face of adversity. Over time, however, her family's hearts began to soften towards me, and I was welcomed into their circle with open arms. It was a beautiful and heart-warming transition, one that I treasured dearly.
As Covid swept across the world, Abi and I found ourselves spending even more time together. From the early morning hours basking in the warm sunshine, to the late nights under the starry sky, she made sure that I never felt alone
As much as I appreciated Abi's love and companionship, there was always a yearning inside of me to experience the freedom of the outdoors like the other dogs did. After years of the same old routine, I longed to feel the grass beneath my paws and my urge to roll around and dig my paws into the soft earth.
One day, while Abi was away, I summoned all my courage and dragged myself out of our home, eager to explore the world. After a while of exploring, I heard Abi's voice crying out my name, searching frantically for me. I knew I had been gone for too long and had caused her worry. Eventually, she found me and embraced me tightly, relieved to have me back in her arms. Tears streamed down her face as she noticed the blood on my hind legs. She gently wiped away the blood while we made our way back home together. After the scare of my escape, Abi became even more protective of me. She made sure that I was always safe and took extra precautions to prevent me from hurting myself.
Despite Abi's efforts to keep me safe, I couldn't help but long for the freedom to explore the world around me. Sometimes, she would lift me up in her arms and show me the sights and sounds of the outside world. I wondered if she could sense my desire to explore beyond our familiar surroundings.
Despite the challenges I faced, I found solace in the company of a group of crows who visited me regularly and brought me food. Abi was fascinated by our friendship but also worried about what the crows were feeding me.
As she started venturing out for her job, I spent my lazy afternoons basking in the warmth of the sun, feeling the gentle breeze on my fur, and chasing after buzzing flies. And when the day was done, I would curl up and drift off into peaceful slumber, dreaming of new adventures to come. Though I missed her company, I was content in the quiet moments, savoring the tranquility of my own little world.
As the day draws to a close, she rushes to my side, her excitement palpable as she eagerly shares the events of her day. With each kiss she gives, my heart swells with love and gratitude, knowing that I am the reason for her joy upon returning home. Although I understand every word she says, I choose not to reveal this to her, content to simply listen and bask in the warmth of our connection.
Gradually, I began to let down my guard and reveal more of myself to her. I started to adopt a sisterly persona, craving her attention, seeking out affectionate kisses, and yearning for a snug and comfortable place to rest. My desire for these simple pleasures grew stronger with each passing day, as our bond deepened.
"2 years and 4 months have passed by, and after all this time, I've come to realize if I will ever find a love like hers. Would I have found such love if I hadn't experienced the hard things that I did? "
As we gazed into each other's eyes, we knew that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.