Are we all Prepared?

Today I am going to tell you about the three dogs who have become very much a part of my life here in Bareilly. (I am sure Deo would love me talking about dogs 😉).

It seems as if they have descended upon this planet from three different galaxies altogether, representing three different colours. As you might have guessed by now, it was not very difficult giving them names: Snowy, Brownie and Bageera.
The locals here tell me that they belong to the same family with Bageera being the mother of the other two, though it is hard to imagine how this is possible unless we assume that polygamy is very much an acceptable norm amongst dogs.
They always seem to move together in a group. I can’t help but getting reminded of a movie from the elaborate list of movies that Karan Johar can be so proud of, We are a family.
They, in all senses of the word; dine together, move together and sleep together. The ecologists might explain it as a basic survival behaviour, but to a sociologist, it might seem to be much more than that. 
Whatever might be the interpretation of the dynamics that these three demonstrate, one thing is for sure and that is they always tend to bring a smile on my face whenever I am there amongst the green and am enjoying a morning walk.
They not only bring loads of joy but also remind me of some of the attributes of life which, once upon a time, were meant to bring out its very essence
The innocence that they seem to emit through their eyes is a very rare site to be found in today’s competitive World. The tit-for-tat behaviour and the back biting are just a couple of examples to elaborate what I just said.
The kind of satisfaction and content they tend to show is unmatchable considering the fact that today, we are all caught up in a rat race trying to undo the other for the want of materialistic pride and glory.
The kind of bonhomie and doghood they tend to reflect is a lesson to be learnt by each one of us, considering the recent exodus of the people of North-East from Bangalore and the ever rising conflicts between Hindus and Muslims.
The kind of ownership and loyalty they tend to have towards their territory, in this case, my house, is a lesson not only for our armed forces, but also for each and every citizen of our country who tend to migrate to another country in the search of, what else, but materialistic happiness, which tend to fade away once you are away from your family.
Sometimes, I wonder that there are so many things that we can learn from our very own nature and the billions of species that seem to share the space with us, humans.
In spite of that, we humans, are bent upon destroying the very foundations of our lives by adopting a consumerist pattern of living which is surely going to have a major impact on not only us but the entire gamut of living species present of this planet.
But the good thing is, that not all is lost. Things can still be made better through our very own efforts. Small things like switching of the lights and all the electrical appliances when not in use, or closing the tap when one is not using water, or going to the office in a pool etc. can contribute in a big way towards maintaining a lifestyle which in all senses of the word can be called sustainable.
The only question that needs to be asked is whether we all have that will and motivation to move over and above our constrained and materialistic approach towards life and adopt a more responsible attitude towards the same.
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