Sunday, December 20, 2009
Attorney, our pet dog (a marvelous mutt), has a new friend. Rather, a new pet whom we hope would be her friend.
She's a beautiful black and brown beagle. Her name? Justice.
Justice, a gift from my friend, Baby, completes our home court. And Attorney and Justice lived happily ever after.
Not quite, your Honor.
On the first day Justice was home, Attorney snarled. Tony tried his best to keep them chummy as you can see.
But while we were not looking, Attorney—used to being the center of our universe—found a way to escape her leash and bit Justice on the neck. This caused us to rush her to the dog hospital where her wound was stitched. The Vet prescribed anti-biotics. Tony had to buy Justice a new, separate cage.
Week 2. Despite our caution and care, Attorney got to Justice again, bit her on the neck and this time, wouldn’t let go. My whole brood went to the rescue, their voices reaching the Himalayas, trying to stop Attorney from harming her new “friend.”
In the process, our househelp Jen was bitten by Justice—all five fingers of her left hand.
These called for emergency measures. Justice had to be stitched again; and Jen had to be injected with anti-rabies.
The saga between Attorney and Justice will continue—I hope not forever. Grace will come and peace will be in the horizon. We are all working on it—like a community project, where everyone is involved and committed to the day of completion.