we still can’t believe that it has been one year since you left us.
I still shut the gate as tight as possible , when I enter your home.
I still expect to see you jumping with joy when i enter your door.
I still look around to see you sleeping somewhere indifferent to every other activity.
We still hesitate in saying “chalo”.
Mummy still closes the door swiftly as she leaves home.
We miss u babu kuro.we miss you allot.
i was in my eleventh grade ,when siddhu adamantly brought u home,
i couldnt come to recieve you at the airport,as i had tuition classes to attend.
U came from bangalore ,siddhu said along with your brother.
siddhu chose you out of the two ,as u had a darker skin color .
I was there at home to receive u along with Subbu and Sinha auntie.
all of us were so excited to see you.
I cannot describe in words ,how adorable you were as a puppy,the cutest i had ever seen , u were just 40 days old .(it pained to think u were separated from ur family ,at such a tender age).
and the first thing u did as soon as u landed on the floor was to pee.
and you had us all in splits(except maa,who until now had evidently expressed her distress “hum abhi bhi keh rahe hain isko wapas kar aao “)
Siddhu was the happiest ,cute little boy he was back then.
I remember your first night at our home.mummy had bought a basket for you ,which is now being used for laundry,she had put an old quilt of mine and you were placed in the same.(u were expected to sleep and stay in there baba ).
But , as soon as all dozed off you manouverd and came out.I as usual was the last to sleep, was watching over you the whole night and many other nights that followed.
you remember your strict trainer??
the tall police trainer? of course, you do?how scared you used to get, I was the one who would save you from him.there were so many times I would not open the door for him.
I was so protective of you.
oh!I clearly remember all those girlfriends of yours, the black lab, the yellow lab, of course, spuggy our favorite,we suspected the yellow one had your babies,but her mom denied.Anyways spuggy was our favorite.We have named another one spuggy now.
Remember the fight you got into with that adult great dane .It was like Nawazuddin Siddiqui getting into a fight with the great Khali.You behaved hilariously that day.
ofcourse that incident when a small squirrel entered our home and u ran upto it,we got scared u would harm it .instead you carried it tenderly in your mouth and left it in the garden.such a gentle dog you were.
Panchalotiya sir used to call you the old wise man.
mama called you cousin dog kuro.
Nanu called you koru.
Some even called you purab.
there are soooo many other incidences kuro.I wish i could tell you.
I wish i could be with you in your illness.
I regret not being able to mourn your demise properly, as i was getting engaged the next day.
maa and papa are fine, though they are still struggling with the void that was created.but they are doing fine.Maali kaka has shifted, i haven’t seen him since last 365 days.
I hope he is fine.
we all still love you babu kuro.and will always do.I wish you a very happy life wherever you are today.You will always be in our thoughts.
and i am a vegetarian because you changed our outlook towards animals.
love to the power infinity
srivastavas and friends
(special mention to Sinha uncle and family,avinash Nayal, Ragini Varshney ,Raja uncle, CHoubey unlce ,maali kaka,watchman kaka,mani ben and all those who have given our Kuro love, we are all very thankful)