When Jerry Wears Prada!
By Surbhi Sharma
Jerry (German Shepherd) and Prada (Chihuahua) are the souls that God has gifted me to love and be loved by, Jerry being the elder one. We (my parents, my husband, and I) are a family who has never lived without such cute heart stealers, and also cannot imagine our life without them.
Jerry - The Tough Guy
Talking about Jerry, he's the sober one. The calmer, composed and responsible character that sleeps the entire day only to make sure the family is safe at night while he guards. On the one hand, he is tough, well-built and ferocious for all those strangers he doesn't like; and, being naughty, playful, cuddly, and "Give me my ball back!" puppy for his family, on the other hand.
Jerry loves taking my domestic help out for a walk twice everyday pulling and pushing without even realising how strong he's grown up to become. He is comparatively better with our father taking care and ensuring not to hurt him.
Our mother though, has never had the guts to take him out alone, considering his immense strength. He loves his treats in the morning and evening and he better have non-vegetarian during meals, and the hourly nick-knacks need not be counted at all.
Prada - The Tiny Little Devil
Prada, on the other hand seems to have become the soul emperor of the house since the time he has come. His deadliest possessions are those Puss in Boots eyes! You'd understand what I am saying, if you've watched the movie. None of us, not even Jerry can deny those, he just knows how to get things done.
This tiny wagtail puppy roams around in the house like an emperor, climbs and sleeps on our bed (which has been forbidden so far for any of his kind) sometimes found inside pillows and sofa cushions taking a nap or just hiding.
He climbs on our back while conducting workout sessions, bites our nose to wake us up and loves playing and dog fighting with his uncle Jerry, where his loving uncle always lets him win. He is so tiny that he has scared us a million times by getting lost in the house itself!
My hubby and I are best friends of our two cutie pies. They know it's time for super fun and play when the four of us unite, along with some very objectionable and offensive bath time that they obviously hate! Their favourite game is fetch, chase and hidden treasure.
Jerry likes cuddling and licking my hubby which is probably his way of showing gratitude to him for playing for so long or maybe it's another way to say "Enough! I am tired now!" They can cuddle fight for hours, and still not get tired needing more fun.
Prada, on the other hand loves holding my hubby's finger in his mouth and walk across the house on two little paws or snuggle around his neck comfortably seated on his chest and sleep of in no time.
I love to sit with both of them on my lap, cuddling and kissing and being licked while spending some time talking and getting to know them better. We also sing together sometimes when their notes do go haywire, but they still manage to steal my heart away.
My lap is their pillow when we sit together one on top of each other, and my world limits itself to their fury cushioned bodies. They make me forget all my worries and just remember to love and love them even more. Often we play catch with a stick or ball, when huffing and puffing at the end of the game we all have a good dose of Bournvita, according to our respective sizes.
Jerry and Prada have become such an integral part of our family that now life seems unimaginable without their paws in it! The selfless, honest, loyal and unconditional loving bond we all have as a family is precious, priceless and irreplaceable. They are the reason we step into a home full of love and happiness at the end of each day. Irrespective of the kind the day we had - good or bad, tough or stressed they make us forget our worries with their utterly happy faces and tremendously waggy tails!
Each time I think of my two loving puppies, I feel grateful to God for letting us have them!
Life is good when you can come home to your tail-wagging family member ready to welcome you every single day with only increasing amount of enthusiasm, love and licks!