He was my first crush. I was all alone in the dark, small room when I came “home” to a foreign place without my brother and sisters. But there he was….in a corner. He stayed there with me throughout my times of loneliness. There were times that my new family had to leave me alone in a strange, foreign place that they call my “new fur-ever home” when they had to go to work, and it made me feel terribly lonely. They weren’t the most experienced dog owners although they do love me. But he…. he was always there with his tender loving eyes. I always felt a flutter of butterflies and a great sense of excitement whenever I see him, because he was my only companion. Being away from my siblings robbed me of the warm necks and furry bodies I used to lay on, but he provided me with the right level of comfort I would ever need to sleep through the night. He had big scary teeth, much like me. And big eyes. But I was never afraid of him. I loved him very, very much that I would take him anywhere, and I would be terribly sad if he was taken away from me. Time passed, and he was never allowed to leave my side because I couldn’t bear being apart from him. He never took a shower because I wouldn’t allow it. I liked the way he smelled, and I never wanted it to change, ever. We had our share of misunderstandings and arguments too. But I always won, because I had sharper teeth. And he never used his big scary teeth on me at all, not even once. I guess he let me win. Sometimes, I got bored and I nibble at him, because that’s just how little puppies play. But he had really delicate skin, and playing sometimes hurt him. I never meant to hurt him, all I wanted was to show him how much he meant to me. I was always faithful to him and I wanted no one else but him alone.
But one day, he was suddenly gone. I woke up, and he was simply gone! I searched everywhere, but I couldn’t find him. Finally, they broke the news to me. They said he’s been suffering from a head injury for weeks and it had been getting more serious each day that he had to be sent to the hospital. I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. I was so sad, so angry, so lonely.
My first crush, he made me so happy. And now he is gone.
They tried to fill this empty hole with so many others….. but he is special to me…. None can compare…..
No one could ever compare to my first crush, my first love….. the one who had the sharpest teeth that don’t bite….