My Personal Mascot

What Would Your Personal Mascot Be?

A Golden Retriever. Just like my beloved Shawny who was my best friend from 1994 till 2005. And who set the standards for love, loyalty and devotion. That’s what I want to be known for and my personal mascot should also have those characteristics.

I have never known a day that went by when she was with me, that she didn’t cheer me up with her love and affection. When I was sad, she was there with a wagging tail and a loving lick saying “Cheer up human”! When I came home from work post midnight, anytime between 2:30 am to 4:00 am, as I reached the gate in the company cab, Shawny would be waiting there for me. Everytime, without fail, at the gate. With a look on her face that would be either “I am been waiting for you all day, hurray that you are back” and in her later years “Finally, where have you been all this time, young man?”.

I need a dog in my life but for long it has been as if I was replacing her. It’s not, as I have come to realize. And it would nice to have another dog for a few more years.

Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times