First Sight

Whether a person, a pet, an object, or a place, write about something or someone you connected with from the very first second.

Well I think pets is the obvious one. Go to anyone who has had a pet and who loves them a lot and ask them about how you went to see them first. It will go similar to something like this : for me I was 18 when I went with my cousin sister to a house in Kaloor where they had a big backyard and were dog breeders and had placed an ad in the papers for golden retriever pups. They had just two of a litter remaining.

I went to the house and said that we were interested in getting one of the pups and the owners took us to the backyard where about 20 dogs were around. The son & wife of the owner shepherded in all of the dogs, including the momma golden, and left only the two pups – a boy and a girl. I didn’t know which one to pick as they both looked cute but I was leaning towards getting a girl pup from the get go.

My cousin and I went towards the two pups and the male pup wasn’t into us and moved off a little. But the girl pup was all over my feet. I petted her and she licked my hand and bit my shoelace. When I wasn’t paying attention I lifted my left foot and she came along with my foot. She was feisty and also friendly. My cousin said “She’s not gonna let you go” and I agreed. I was in love with the pup. I played with her for a bit and we agreed to buy her and take her home with me. She was a bit scared in the car ride home but stayed by me and soon fell asleep.

And that’s my Shawny came into my life all those years ago. She passed away in 2005 but I still miss her everyday.

Prompt from The Daily Post at