Kutush Detests Vets and Loves Pets Double his Size
My name is Chandrima Basak and it is my pleasure to share my experience with readers about my creature companion. My creature companion, Kutush is a German Spitz who is now 12-year-old. This little bundle of joy entered our lives when he was only one month old.
My daughter, Roneeta was the main reason we got the pet in to our home. Initially, I tried my level best to avoid keeping a pet at home as it means a lot of responsibility. Being a working parent, I tried convincing my daughter against keeping a pet not knowing then what unadulterated joy these faithful species are capable of giving.
We named the new entrant of our small family of three Kutush, which is the Bengali version of Tintin's Dog snowy. Kutush entered our lives at a critical stage, when I had lost my second child who was born premature and my daughter was 10-year-old then. Right from the beginning, he filled up the vacuum in our lives with his unrequited love and affection. Initially, we fed him with cerelac, milk in dropper and all the baby foods.
Starting from a baby pup to the present stage, Kutush had something to offer us that gave us tremendous joy and happiness. I still remember those days when my daughter returned from school and how her socks would disappear, only to be found shredded into pieces. Until he was completely trained, I used to find my bathroom slippers chewed every now and then. The situation used to turn hilarious at times as we never allowed our guests to take off their shoes or sandals fearing that they might be chewed also.
Kutush has been a great stress buster right from the beginning. He has been a very friendly and intelligent dog and enjoys the company of people. He understands Bengali and English. When he makes any mistake, his expression changes and feels sorry for letting us down. We have found him to be a very sensitive pet, who waits for all the members of the family to assemble for dinner. He takes his dinner only after the rest of the members have had their food. He gorges on non-vegetarian food and literally waits for mutton but being in a Bengali household; we managed to make him a fish eating dog. The other thing that we found out very interesting was, he always waited for my daughter to finish her milk and leave some for him as well.
Kutush loves taking bath in summers and enjoys going out for daily walks twice a day, but he detests taking walk with the trainer as his pattern of walk gets changed completely. Kutush has also formed a special bond with the domestic help of the house. When he falls unwell, the entire family suffers as by now he has become the cynosure of all eyes. He detests going to the veterinarian as he senses easily that he is going to be injected. He has emerged as the favourite of vets as well who consider him to be the most well behaved dog in his breed.
Kutush never goes to bed as long as we are awake. When my daughter used to stay awake late for her board exam, he would always sit by her side or if my husband or I work late to finish our office work, Kutush also stayed awake. He will not go to bed also until everybody is back home, safe and sound.
He picks up fights with my daughter like siblings do and gives us a feeling as we have a son who is fighting with her. However, Kutush maintains a great patience level with small kids to the extent that if they irritate him, he will not retaliate but goes underneath sofa or bed so that they don't find him. This reminds me of an incidence when my toddler nephew once pulled his tail and banged his head against him, but instead of hitting back Kutush slipped inside the sofa.
Another memorable incidence took place a few years back when Kutush prevented a burglary at home. Kutush noticed the presence of a thief and started barking so loudly and incessantly that everyone woke up and the burglar ran away. Next day, we heard of a robbery in the adjacent building.
Kutush hates staying in the dog creche and stops eating anything. He misses all of us and many a time falls sick. He takes long time to recover because he refuses to take any medicine there which he normally takes only from my daughter's hands. Kutush is a very compassionate dog and he expects the same in return. A very funny trait in his character is that he loves being friends with dogs twice his size and avoids small dogs. I want to recall a heart touching incidence when I was feeling low and Kutush noticed me crying. He jumped on to the bed where I was sitting and started licking my tears and did not let me cry. And, that is how he has replaced all the sadness in our lives with such pure and unconditional love.
As a pet lover and dog owner, I have certain wishes for all the pets. Like in foreign countries, we should be allowed to carry our pets anywhere and everywhere and face no complications while travelling by trains and planes. Secondly, all condominiums should have special places assigned for pets to release themselves and a small park where they can play and are not driven out. Thirdly, owners should take proper care of their pets and they must not keep a pet just for the sake of keeping it as they need a lot of love, care and affection. They tend to slip into depression easily if they do not get required love and care. They are faithful breed and will shower you with unconditional love and affection and will not expect anything in return. They are such good healers that nowadays they are also used as therapy dogs.
Last but not the least, I would just like to say I love my dog tremendously and so does my family, and in return what we get from him cannot be described in words.
WE LOVE YOU KUTUSH!
Kutush picks up fights with my daughter like siblings do and gives us a feeling as we have a son who is fighting with her