I wrote on behalf of Elfo
"I have entered my teens—a time for celebration
Elfo 4.6.2001 - 8.9.2016.
He came as a pup
in Neeta's palm.
Passengers in the aircraft
for a kitten.
He continued to be Neeta's baby.
Though he had lost his eyesight
he would still find me
while doing Yoga
He is still searching
"Elfo lived a long life. 15.5 years is like a 100 man years. I almost thought he was immortal. I
recollect he ate up the anti-cockroach krazy lines poison as a pup and nothing happened. Fought off a snake in Secunderabad. And then lived the last few years with his sixth senses taking over his inability to see or hear. Rest in peace Elfo."
share our loss. Special thanks are also due to Col VP D'Souza, who
was Elfo's veterinarian for last 13 years. Thank you Doc.
As they say the dog has a premonition of his/her death. In Elfo's case, he gave up solids for three days. He gave three loud shrieks while in Neeta's lap. As she continued petting him, he pulled through the night. At 4.30 in the morning, a muted moan woke me up. As I held him in my lap and petted him, he took few deep breaths and passed away peacefully. As if he was waiting for my body touch.
For all the pet lovers-- here is wishing your pet a long life so that you are not haunted by the question-- Who will nudge me now?