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A Beautiful Story Of A Stray Dog Which Turns Into Tragedy (Tear-Jerking)

25 Mar 2016 | by Prekshita Patwa | Posted in: Wag News

This story will make you feel everything. Happy at first, sad through the painful part, and will also give you a valuable lesson to remember forever. Afterall the best teachings are always given by dogs, and they remain with us forever.

So here is the story from Rishika Ghai about her life with Gori, the wonderful stray dog.

Met a Stray Dog

My story revolves around the time when I used to stay in Hyderabad Artillery Centre. We had shifted there in April, and that’s when I saw that there was a female Pomeranian dog in our block. Though she was a Pomeranian... she looked like a stray, which was quiet surprising. Me and my family observed her for a few days and saw that she was always looking towards the first floor house which was diagonal to ours. It suddenly struck us that she might have been living in that house and now is alone as the owners had moved out and left without her... She was an ABANDONED GIRL....!!! It broke our hearts and me and my father decided to take care of her. Meanwhile my mother was out of station. One day she suddenly disappeared we searched for her but couldn’t find her. On coming back from school the next day I saw that she had dug a cave sort of shelter in the mound of earth ...on closer inspection we found that she had given birth to 3 cute little puppies. We realised that she is not getting adequate food and at the same time she had to feed her puppies. Day by day she was becoming weak waiting for her per parents to come, but nobody came. Then me and my father decided to adopt her and her puppies and bought a bowl full of pedigree and gave it to her. She was so hungry that she had finished that whole bowl and she asked for more food which she promptly got. This was the first time when we had helped an abandoned dog who had become a stray.



Christening Her ‘Gori’

After few days when my mother came back and we had told her everything about that dog she was very happy and we christened her ‘Gori’ because she was white in colour and was very beautiful. After that we opened our garden gates for her and she was fed thrice a day..i.e twice khichidi packed with vegetables and once pedigree. On our regular visit to our vet (we have three furry babiesof our own i.e. JW, Simba & Sheroo) we told her about ‘Gori’. She was proud of us and extended her full support to us by handing out the multi vitamins, calcium and deworming syrups and tablets to us which the medical reps used to give her.  Together we started making Gori fit and healthy.  As time passes she and her puppies became an integral part of our life and were now our extended family. She was a part of each and every celebration and festival. She and her puppies’ had a share of cakes & sweets on our birthdays or anniversary.


Gori’s Litter of Puppies

In her first litter she had given birth to three puppies (one male died and two survived), two were male and one was female. After they were months old she had again given birth to four more puppies. By this time, a dog hater had moved in on our first floor and he used to take shots at them with his air gun. So this time when she gave birth to the second litter we couldn’t find them as she had hidden them... that day on leaving for office my mom asked her to get her puppies home as we hadn’t seen them... but we never expected her to understand and comply. On our way back in the afternoon we found her waiting at the gate and she was jumping up and down as if she was excited or to draw our attention to something. We followed her and she took us to her four puppies (five males of colour are Black, two White, Off-white and Brown), they were adorable...!!! Mom and my brother moved the puppies inside our garden and that’s where she got to stay permanently. Now we had 9 dogs...3 our own and 6 of Gori...!!!



Tragedy Strikes...!!!

It was a stormy night and the next day was a usual busy day. On our return after the work we found that Gori was missing. She was not there to welcome us at the gate and only her puppies were roaming in front of our house. We didn’t think much of it till the evening when we started to worry and then we realised that one puppy was alo missing. Then we started calling her name loudly so many times near our block but there was no response. It was when my dogs went out for a walk and they started pulling us out of the route that we discovered her....lying dead in a pit full of water with her pup alongside an electric cable..!! we immediately raised an alarm and checked the cable, it had current running in it. Our Gori was electrocuted after she and her pup had gone there to drink/sit in water to escape heat. It was a sad day for us as we had lost our darling and couldn’t say a final goodbye. They both were buried decently in our garden and we hoped soul would rest in peace.

Life After Gori

Later on as time passed we were only left with four puppies (the eldest female died of distemper and the male died of rabies.)  We managed to get two puppies adopted in decent homes after house checks. Only two puppies were left with us. They both use to stay in our house like before, but after Gori died, mom never encouraged physical contact with them as she said that all humans are not dog friendly and it was necessary for their survival to be wary of humans.        

The Best Part Of My Life 

I used to study in Kendriya Vidhalaya, hence I could never go to school along with my mother and brother. Every day I use to wait at least 10 -15 minutes for my school bus at the crossing outside or block. I use to stand alone because I was the only one who use to go from that side. This was my daily routine. But the change that came in my life came after Gori’s death, was that her puppy of used to give me company everyday while I used to wait for my school bus. Earlier I used to stand alone at the bus stop and felt lonely and scared. But since the day her pup started giving me company at the crossing I was very happy and felt safe. I felt I could stand there the whole day if that cute little white puppy will gave me company. I loved his company. He never came near me and stood a few steps away but keep looking  as I used to talk. He used to listen as if he is trying to say ‘don’t be scared feel same as I am there with you till the time you are standing here.’ The moment I use to get into my bus he used to go back my garden. That had become the daily routine until we had left that place on posting.

I never thought that a stray dog would become my best friend and would have a separate place in my heart that I could never forget. This was the best and a 1st time incident of my life with a stray dog. Someone has said correct that “If you help someone in his or her bad time then he or she will also help you whenever you need” This line also applies on animals. So never stop helping an animal in need. May be he or she will become a remembered incident of your life like the one which happened with me.

Thankyou Rishika Ghai for sharing such a close strory with us at DogSpot. We would like to hear your story too. Write to us at prekshita@dogspot.in 

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