Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dog Day Afternoon!

Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon!

Say Hello to Cinnamon! She's no ordinary dog and she isn’t just good at cuddling, she’s a life saver too. Met her and her owner a few afternoons ago and the lady had some stories to tell.

The faithful canine is trained to take care of the deaf and has been a companion to her owner who has hearing impairments, for the last 13 years of her life. The dog's aging now and it was so evident. It's a quiet dog and rested almost all the time we were there. 13 years for a dog is equivalent to almost 75 years of human life. Cinnamon's a grand old lady, really!!! And all through these 13 years, Cinnamon has come to her owner's rescue several times apart from helping her through her daily life. As she told us, "Whenever I have a bad day, she always delivers" :)

I have never owned a pet though I always badly wanted to ....right from a bunny to a pup, every summer vacations we (that's my brother and I) demanded one but in vain. I hope to own a houseful of them some day. :) If you own a four legged friend, don't forget to give her a belly rub tonight!

PS: I wanted this pic in Black and White but the reason for Cinnamon being named so would have been lost, so I retained the color.

28 comments:

photowannabe said...

A warm and touching story Moi. I hope you get your dream for a pet.
Lovely shot of the grand dame and her master.

Moi said...

Hey Sue, I am glad u liked the pic and thank u so much for the wishes..I really hope to adopt one (to begin with) someday soon :)

suramya said...

thats so touching, I am sure u'll have loads of pets and..... in the next few years, definitely will be a full house :)

Moi said...

Su : thanx dear girl....the first thing my brother asked after we got married and called him from our new home in Fl, when are u guys getting a dog??? such is our yen for a pet which we cud not ever keep due to extreme hectic schedules of mom and dad, them being doctors!!! :)

Nazzareno said...

Attractive photograph and attractive story, very poetic. I hope that your hopes become soon reality.

Lori said...

This is such a sweet story and a sweet photo! It's true that pets bring so much to our lives. I wish I could have one. (Not allowed in my apartment building!) I hope you get one soon!

Moi said...

nazzareno: thank u :)

Lori : i can only imagine the joys ...we will love to own one as soon as we can...hopefully once either of us (i and my husband) has a job and a bigger apt!!!

RUTH said...

Thanks for your visit to my photo blog. I have enjoyed looking through your photos. Isn't this dog a wonderful colour. We hear so much about dogs for the blind; I had never realised that there were dogs for the deaf.

Anna said...

Good choice on the color image moi! :) There really is nothing like the companionship of a four-legged, furry friend! :)

Ginnie said...

AHA! So you have more than one site as well. Don't you just love it! :)

pRicky said...

Madam Moi, Please stand up!!
No please stand up and tak a bow. Briliant saw all your pics.
Phenomenal.
Phew!!!
Are you on fliker?
brilliance!!!

Moi said...

Ruth : Thank u for returning the visit :) A dog trained for the deaf was a revelation to me too.

Anna : true.....Hopefully, i'll get to experience the companionship soon :)

Ginnie : haha....i do......:)

Pricky : welcome here and thanx a ton for the uber-kind words!!! :)

isabella said...

Lovely photo and a story to match (which touched a nerve, since we lost our golden last year).
By all means, give a dog a second chance by adopting him/her, but if your lives will be hectic, consider an adult dog (it would be unfair to a young, active puppy).

Happy weekend!

Cris said...

Moi, my mom never allowed us to have pets, so I understand your desire to have one! Funny, I have a friend in FL whose dog's name is Canela, that's the word in Spanish/Portuguese for Cinnamon! In our conference calls sometimes we heard him bark and everyone would say: Canela! Boy, do I miss those calls.

Moi said...

Isabella : I am sorry abt ur retriever... and I promise we will not adopt one till we are sure we are capable of giving it utmost attention. :)

Cris : U have a friend here!! so when are u making ur way to Florida?? We have to meet whenever u do!!! :)

The Salems said...

yes your right, the impact of her name would have been lost in B&W..
And thank you your comment is very much appreciated..

Annie said...

Hi Moi, Before you get your pets, be sure to do your research. Different animals and breeds have different personalities and needs. Research will help you find a companion animal that matches with your personality and needs. And once you've found your match(es), you and your companion(s) will be happy ever after.

That's my wisdom for the day.

Can you tell that I learned the above the hard way - and so did my earlier companions.

Ash said...

So sweet and poignant!

Hope you'll get a dog/bunny/pet soon!

Still said...

A tender moment!

Kalyan said...

The photo & the narrative blends beautifully. Nice to hear about the dog and as for the shot, the lighting has been wonderful and the shot very well captured!

Moi said...

Annie : thanx for sharing the wisdom, it's appreciated :)

Kunal, Ash: thank u :)

Mr. J said...

You forgot to click Cinnamon's mother Card-a-mom.

Moi said...

Mr J: hehe....never got to meet her!!! :)

Perpetual Procrastinator said...

I have always had a pet and can't imagine life without one. They can be the best friends in the world.

JAM said...

Great story. I love our little critters a lot. Dogs like Cinnamon just give, give, and give.

Moi said...

PP : i'm sure they are.....I am hoping to adopt one once am out of school...

JAM : I am sure u do and i have seen them on ur blog..they are adorable..:)

Kerri said...

Glad you kept the color. Thanks for sharing this sweet pooch. A girl's best friend, for sure :)

Anil P said...

It must surely mean a lot. I would have liked to see Cinnamon's face.