Tuffy was my lovely dog born on Dec 1998 and passed away 9th June 2012. Though she is still alive in my heart and always will be. Tuffy came as an angel in my life and I am sure she will continue to be my angel. She has always been my source of motivation and emotional support. Always given my family unconditional love and happiness 🙂
My cousin had bought her from a cricket ground when she was a small pup. She was playful, active and a pampered dog. My sis and me used to pamper her a lot. Tuffy was a brat and very mischievous. As she was growing up she transformed into a beautiful dog with nice built. Her nature was loving but at the same time she used to throw her anger and tantrums to us if we didn’t give her required space. Yes dogs too require their own space like humans. Although she was quite close to me and my sis.
I remember I was suppose to join work out of country. Just a day prior she ran out of the house and met with a an accident. Her face and part below the eye had almost torn apart. I didn’t feel like going the next day but had to travel out of country. My mom and sis took good care of her. She fought this battle and after few days in animal hospital she recovered.
Tuffy again became healthy and strong dog. After a year I came back to India. She refused to come to me and was angry on me as I was far away from her. But after 2 days we got along and came again close to each other. I know how much I had missed her! Also how much she missed me.
We used to play a lot together. Then after 2 years I had to go to other state in India to work. But I used to go every month to see my family and meet tuffy. My sis was there with her so I wasn’t worried as tuffy loved my sis a lot. After a year my sis got married so she missed my sis and me a lot.
My father wasn’t well so I decided to stay with them. This was the correct decision of my life as I started living with tuffy again. We were very happy as Tuffy used to only listen to me. She also loved my mom and dad a lot. Although my mom ever showed much affection for her but I knew she loved her a lot. Tuffy was a terror for others and loving for us.
She used to kill any reptiles Or creatures if she saw around Or inside the house. She had proper timings to eat food. If mom used to not give her food she used to bark at my mom asking for food and wag her tail for fresh and clean water. She was very particular about cleanliness. When my father met with a paralytic stroke. Tuffy used to go and check on him every night twice to see if he is fine. She was very intuitive, a fighter and a loving dog.
I got married in Dec 2011 and I had to go faraway from her again. This time I was quite tensed about her as we would have missed each other badly. I made an attempt to see her after every 2 months. She had given up eating food by the 22nd of May 2012 and I knew her end is closeby. As animals are quite intuitive and they come to know what’s gonna happen with them unlike humans. We had called Doctor and he said she is suffering from throat infection and jaundice.
I went to see her on 4th June 2012 and spent time with her till 8th June 2012. I didn’t go anywhere just been with her as I knew she will go away soon. The Doctor gave her glucose however the medicines weren’t working for her. I was just loving her and patting her head and back. She left drinking water also. I left on 8th June 2012 evening and she passed away 9th June 2012 in the morning around 9.00 a.m.
My family was very sad and depressed. They all cried and I also couldn’t stop crying. I thought eventually we all have to go one day. I think about the good times we spent together and want to re connect with her again in future if she takes birth again. This post is just dedicated to Tuffy and to express my feelings for her. Nothing can replace her loss and I miss her a lot. I pray wherever she is she remains vibrant, naughty and loving as always. Her memories will be in my mind forever. I can’t do anything much for her now but at-least can write up few lines in her remembrance.