Introducing the ‘Lets Talk Pets Series’ a series where I share YOUR stories about YOUR (or someone you know) pets. Here I’ll be sharing all kind of pet stories from heart harming to heart breaking, from crying to laughing. These are true stories of people’s pets or of people’s pets.
Today’s story is told by Danielle Calloway. Danielle Calloway currently lives in Ecuador as a volunteer teaching the deaf. In her free time, she writes. Her first novel, The Lost Child, based on a true story of an abandoned deaf boy, is now on Amazon. And with out any further delay here’s Danielle’s pet story! You can follow Danielle on Twitter by clicking on to her username – @AuthorCalloway
Charmaine and I were sitting drinking smoothies out of a plastic bag, watching the hordes of people in the bustling open market, when we saw a curious sight. A dog walked up to a small bakery, sat down and stared at the owner. She looked down at the dog and told him, “I’ll be with you in a minute.” After attending to her customers, she filled a bag with bread and handed it to the dog. The dog gently took it in his mouth and trotted off, tail wagging.
Seeing us watching her, she explained, “The dog comes by every day. I can see that he’s well cared for and loved, which means he has a family. The strange thing is, he never opens the bag, just takes it and trots off. I figure he’s bringing it home to his family and they must need the bread.”
“Aren’t you curious to know who he belongs to?” asked Charmaine.
“Of course,” she said, “I’ve thought about putting a note in the bag, but I don’t know, I think I like not knowing. And I don’t want the family to feel obligated to pay me. This is something I can do to help someone in need.”
Fifteen years later, while walking my dog, a woman asked if she could pet her. We sat down and as she pet my dog she said, “About 15 years or so ago, I had a dog. He was the best dog I’ve ever had. You know, he saved our family? We were out of work, didn’t even have money to buy food. I didn’t know how I was going to feed my children and they were crying from hunger. One day my dog went out in the direction of the open market came back with bread. He did that every day. And it was bread in a bag! At first, I thought he stole the bag, but since it happened every day, someone must’ve been giving the bread to him. He never opened the bag, never ate the bread, just came every morning and gave it to me.”
As her eyes misted with tears, remembering her hero, I said, “Do you want to know what really happened?” and I proceeded to tell her what I saw that day, years ago.
I think we can all agree that this is one story I’m glad I read. What a good dog! And such a lovely ending to a lovely story about an incredible pet!
If you have story about someone’s pet or have one about your own and would like to share it please email me your story, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I truly hope you enjoyed today’s first post of my new series of ‘lets talk pets!’ If you have any feed back I’d love to hear it in the comments below. Please don’t forget to subscribe, share and like. I hope you all have peaceful and lovely week. until next time!