My Pet Dog Essay
There is a saying by Dick Dale American Musician, “if you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it, and keep it around.” That’s what we followed and adopted a tiny puppy as our pet from a dog shelter.
Pets are not just animals, but they manifest a lot of human qualities like compassion, care, kindness, etc. Amidst our chaos and disturbance, they help us to get away from worries and problems and create a healthy atmosphere around our lives.
They become our best friend, playful mate, and a family member by building a strong emotional bond that even a human sometimes fails to build. The three-letter word ‘Pet’ becomes a deep connection to our soul.
For them, our looks, age, and money don’t matter, but our love and affection. This quality of theirs especially sets them apart from humans.
Champ – My Favourite Pet Dog
We named him Champ, a short form for champion because not only he is intelligent and brave but also can sense danger by mere hand touch. It is a golden retriever.
He is blessed with a shiny coat and has plenty of hair on his body. He is a male dog and two years old. He has a cute face, soft ears, and a long tail.
Every family member calls him by a different name. For my father, he is hairy, mother softy, and for my brother, he is doggo. But his response towards my call is more than anybody in the house.
Being active and energetic are his effective personality features. He is an early riser and craves for a productive day rather than just playing and jumping. Morning walk is part of his daily routine, which keeps him healthy and cheerful.
He always greets by licking faces and jumping on with excitement. He is friendly with kids and children and wags his tail whenever he is excited and happy.
We take him to parks where he socialises with other friends and small children. He finds amusement in playing fetch, race, and Frisbee’s. He is a complete water baby and enjoys swimming, running on sand, and having ice cream. Such outdoor activities keep him active.
He seldom bites but barks only at strangers and when he is famished. He receives his vaccination once in a month and is affectionate towards his vet and takes pleasure in grooming.
As part of his hygiene, he is given bath alternate days to keep him away from germs. He displays impeccable strength, grit, and energy as he is trained in sniffing unidentified objects and undertaking particular tasks.
He looks forward to his training every day and thoroughly enjoys it. Helping us in our daily chores and carrying bags when required is his essential aid as a family member.
He performs the role of a watchdog efficiently at night and assures us of our safety. We don’t believe chaining him much as he is calm and gentle and speaks to us through his eyes.
His favourite place in the house is sitting on the sofa in the living room and one corner in my bedroom when he is scolded or warned for misbehaving. He feels discomfort when left alone in the house.
He acts as an assistant to my mother and enjoys dinner with my father as he meets him only at night. Passing the time with my brother involves playing video games and barking at the strange-looking monsters in the game.
Sticky mud, winter season, and splashing in the water are his most favourites. He dislikes playing hide and sick and bathing. He devours watermelons, carrots, cakes, and cucumber. His favourites are meat chops, milk and roti, and sweet dog biscuits.
He is inseparable with his favourite toy turtle. He loves watching dog shows on television and imitates the same in the house. He is glued to the television when his favourite cartoons like Doraemon and Shiva the great are aired.
Animal’s shows entertain him the most because he barks at them like crazy as if he wants to have a conversation with them.
Wolves being his most favourites he tries to connect with them. Our neighbours, the Siberian husky is his best friend. He enjoys travelling and never gets bored of exploring new places. His favourite destination has been Goa since he loves beaches and sand.
The tale of his valour
Champ is referred to as a “Hero” in our neighbourhood and also been awarded a medal. Why so? Well, I would like to share two instances of his valour.
First – One day while playing in the nearby garden, we heard a lady screaming Thief! Thief! We rushed to see what had happened, but before we could reach, Champ took a leap and ran behind the thief and bit him on his legs and pulled him down. The lady’s belongings were restored, and the police arrested the thief.
He was a well-known burglar and wanted for many days. Champ was lauded for his bravery by the police, and his picture was put up on the hall of fame room.
Second – Once we all went swimming on our terrace as we had a small pool party with friends and family members. The elders were busy with making arrangements for food and beverages, and kids and children were having fun in the pool.
A small girl fell into the deep side of the pool and was unable to swim and breathe. We could not call anybody for help as adults were away, and we were helpless. That time Champ jumped into the pool and saved the girl as dogs are considered to be great swimmers. That’s how he got a hero tag.
Though he is just an animal, we consider him a part of our family and a counsel for our happiness, fun, friendship, love, and better health.