Thursday, March 6, 2008

Gugu (PART-II)...

Pre-script: Here it is finally, the second part of Gugu. For those who haven't read the first part, here is the link: Gugu (PART-I).
I hope you like it. I wish it had been happier, but its just facts i am putting here and no matter how much I might have wanted things to be otherwise, this is the way they are.
take care


He came into our lives-----------------------------------------------it was a beautiful fantasy...

Alas, fantasies have a way of never coming true. When I went home this time, it was to find a disgruntled Gugu wagging his tail with the swing wrung out. His ears drooped all the time, and the only thing that floated in his dead pools of eyes was a strange never sleeping fear. And worst of all, he was all alone.

It was dad who told me what was wrong. Dad had become Gugu’s closest buddy, upon coming home from the ship, having taken over the job of feeding him every night and giving him tummy rubs with his foot every now and then, when mom wasn’t looking.

It turns out, the reason why our Gugu was wilting faster than a sunflower, was a big black dog who, like a dark evil phantom, had appeared in our lane, out of nowhere, a few days back and destroyed our gugu’s little dreamy universe. This goonda had scared our peace loving, if slightly cowardly Gugu, robbed him of his girl, hurt him in some kind of fight, taken away his territory along with all the delicious food, and was now terrorizing him left, right and centre. This fiery combination of heart break, pain and malnutrition was waltzing Gugu, at a rather alarming rate, back in time, making him that moaning rag who had turned up at our door about a year back.

The bitch it seems had been terrorized into leaving Gugu and going to the black dog, who would bully her no end. Gugu was of course heartbroken over her betrayal. The remorse she felt was obvious from the way she would sneak in to see Gugu, even though he refused to as much as acknowledge her presence. Most of the times, the dark phantom would appear out of nowhere and attack them both, sending Gugu scurrying off under the park bench and the bitch would be left to face the bully. But, she never stopped trying to communicate with Gugu.

I wonder what will happen to their little story. Would they ever be free of the goading black bully? Would Gugu ever forgive his love her little betrayal for survival? Would Gugu even be able to survive the emotional and physical upheaval he is being put through?

I don’t know. We continue to let him sleep at our door. Dad stands sentry while Gugu eats his nightly meal, to make sure the black guy doesn’t get at it. He still gives him his little tummy rubs. We all love him and try to cheer him up with little whistles or sweet songs. We all still worry about him and let him walk behind us. But most of all we miss the Gugu who would go prancing all around us, we miss watching him swagger around showing off his gal, we miss seeing them comfort each other, we miss their unborn puppies, but most of all, I miss that liquid smile in his shriveled black eyes.

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21 comments:

maverick said...

Disney..hey walty...cmon over..we gotta great story for u...lets make a movie... :D

nicely done :)

anuj said...

:(

but its ohk, that happens in our lives too. Its good that Gugu has a support, and I am sure with all that love that you guyz give him, he will be fine soon or who knows that busty black losses his interest someday and leaves the place, or comes under a truck (damn that bastard), and then you would see those watery twinkling smily eyes again.

Atleast the bitch is not the real ..ahum .. she is great and supportive of Gugu, she's just scared.

God bless them all.

Mez said...

Hey Sherry,

Anony. has replied back to ur mssg. Pls chk it. And haan ill be back to read ur blog properly in a day for two. Thanks for blogrollin me :)

d SINNER!!! said...

:D

awwwww.....happens to humans too...

vEENs said...

Sherry.. I loved this.. read the first part and now till the end..uh--ho! waow!

ok new-comer.. puleese welcome me :)

Vandita said...

"but most of all, I miss that liquid smile in his shriveled black eyes."
im justttt soo a fan of the usage of liquid as an adjective for a smile, cant describe how perfect that is!
stole my heart away!!
hugs!

freesherry said...

@maverick
woooo thanks I am getting addicted to your compliments :D

freesherry said...

@anuj.. yes that is what made me write this.. how similar their world is to ours... how similar the emotions they feel and the terrors they go through are to our own private angels and demons
yes i too hope that things work out fine

freesherry said...

@mez.. Thanks for letting me know
and you are welcome to read my blog whenever you want tc

freesherry said...

@d sinner
yes indeed it does.. That is what inspired me to write this..

freesherry said...

@veens.. Thanks I am happy you like it
and of course you are welcome to my blog.. great to have you here veens
come again :)

freesherry said...

@vandita.. Thanks.. actually thats exactly how I have pictured gugu's smile and I wish that when I go home this time, I see that liquid smile swimming in his eyes again
*hugs to u too*

Solitaire said...

Sounds like a movie!

geet said...

been there ,seen that.anybody who has taken care of a street doggie must have faced this.at one point other doggies take over the rain ...

again,very nicely written.mwah for writing this story. :)

geet said...

*rein

or should i say ,snatch the rein.

freesherry said...

@solitaire fact is stranger than fiction :D

freesherry said...

@geet
I am sure you can understand what it means to me then :)
thanks

Solitaire said...

So what happened finally? Is that goonda still around?

freesherry said...

@solitaire
the good news is the goonda has left.. gugu and the bitch are back together and its all dreamy and starry again :)

Solitaire said...

Then you should write PART III and let everyone know!

I told Gugu's story to my roommates too!!

freesherry said...

@solitaire... i have been thinking about it :)
and thanks to u.. ab apna gugu to world famous ho gaya :D
i am sure gugu is giving u a big bow-wow thanku