Thursday, October 4, 2012



Are you thinking of getting a pet dog?


Remember that it is going to be a genuine long-term commitment and your life will change forever.

The pet dog is going to be a new member of your family. 

Before you bring the pet dog into your home and your life it would be worthwhile to read this:


1. My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. 
Any separation from you will be painful for me. 
Remember that when you get me to your home and into your life and family.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me – it is crucial for my well-being.

4. Please don't be angry at me for long, and please don't lock me up as punishment
You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. 
I have only you.

5. Talk to me sometimes. 
Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.

6. Always treat me with care and love
I will never forget it.

7. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hands, but that I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. 
Perhaps I am not getting the right food, or I have been out in the sun or in the cold too long, or my heart is getting old and weak.

9. Take care of me when I get old. 
You too, will grow old.

10. Go with me on difficult journeys, especially my last journey. 
Never say: 'I can't bear to watch it', 'let it happen in my absence' or 'I am tired of you'. 
Everything is easier for me if you are there. 
Remember, I Love You.


If you are thinking of getting a dog into your home, as a family member, remember you are you are making a commitment to that dog for its lifetime, probably even more than your own children.

Dogs are incredibly loyal and are simply happy just being around you and give you unconditional joy, love and friendship. 
Your dog is your best friend and confidante, because while you can hide your emotions from another human, you cannot hide them from your dog. 

your girlfriend or boyfriend may dump you, 
your spouse may divorce you, 
your children may abandon you, 
your parents may disown you, 
your relatives may distance themselves from you, 
your colleagues may shun you, 
your neighbours may ostracize you, 
but your dog will always love you, be loyal to you and never leave your side 

(yes, you may try to get rid of your dog, but your dog will always love you and never leave you of its own accord, and your dog will never forget you till his dying day).

So, once the dog joins your family, invest your love and time to build a special bond that only a dog can offer. 
Build a long-term permanent and unique relationship with your dog. 
You'll be happy you did.
Copyright © Vikram Karve 2012
Vikram Karve has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work.
© vikram karve., all rights reserved.

Did you like this article?
I am sure you will like the 27 fiction short stories from my recently published anthology of Short Fiction COCKTAIL 

To order your COCKTAIL please click any of the links below:

If you prefer reading ebooks on Kindle or your ebook reader, please order Cocktail E-book by clicking the links below:

Foodie Book:  Appetite for a Stroll
If your are a Foodie you will like my book of Food Adventures APPETITE FOR A STROLL. Do order a copy from FLIPKART:

About Vikram Karve

A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer and blogger. Educated at IIT Delhi, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune. Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house journals and magazines for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing and blogging. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

Vikram Karve Academic and Creative Writing Journal:
Professional Profile Vikram Karve:
Vikram Karve Facebook Page:
Vikram Karve Creative Writing Blog:

© vikram karve., all rights reserved.

No comments: