Social norms exist in the dog world just as they do in the human world.
So does Magic & Mia take any cues from us ?
NO… i hope not. I try not to belong to any social norms, i evade all the so-called social norms & i prefer to create one which i truly believe in. After Magic came into our lives one of our favourite pass time is to observe any canine & their companion. One can always get a cue about what kind of person the companion is & invariably their personality gets reflected on their dog(s). So recently when somebody commented i look akin to Magic & Mia, i was on cloud 9, (‘though i wish i was fit as them)
A few moons back i walked out of my parents home into nowhere & for more than a decade i lived off a back pack. I met my partner (the first thunder bolt), our son was born (the second thunder bolt), being jobless for a few years (the third thunder bolt), finally Magic coming into our lives & now Mia.
First i saw life only from my bohemian perspective, after that i was trying to see life through my partner’s perspective, after our son was born i was seeing life through his prism & now i am trying to see a few things through Magic & Mia’s eyes…..Its a journey of constant change….isn’t it ?
Me & partner tend to develop strong bonds with people with whom we want to relate to…. with us there is no in-between it is friends, lovers or nothing & in a way its great to see Magic & Mia develop that impregnable bond with us….. however on the other hand i wish they were less dependent on us & remain a little more “bindass”. Due to work & travel every couple of months we have to leave them in a kennel for a few days, they happily go into the kennel. Priya & Roshan who run the kennel are very warm & nice, more importantly they did take the effort to understand sight hounds. Infact they quickly realised the difference in temperament of sight hounds from other canines. Magic & Mia are the first karwani’s to stay with them. Deba had told me…. “caravan hounds are not dogs, they are very different, it takes time & patience to understand them”.
Magic & Mia’s emotions are very much like us & very sensitive. There are always issues to be addressed when they come back home from the kennel. They really express their feelings for almost an hour on been left in a kennel in no mean way, especially Magic. In the kennel once he had jumped out, once in the night he had jumped into another doggie room & in the process hurt himself, he wouldn’t sleep much, doesn’t drop his guard, so does not relax etc. etc. So after they come back from the kennel it takes almost a week for them to get back to their normal selves.
But on the other hand i feel sometimes its a good exercise that they live apart from us for a few days & learn to adjust with other people. Also i have been lazy on the doggie socialization front. (its time to start calling Bulbul & Bingo to our house), so in the kennel its their chance to do just that.
Not sure if this is a reflection of any one of us….. i am ok & find no reason to complain when i am shaken out of my comfort zone, ‘though when i reach back home i am much happier & relieved to be with my loved ones
peace & love