“You have been brought up in a family of such a high status and high standard.. How can u even think about playing with the kids of those low class and cheap minded people?”
“Don’t u get this simple thing! Just give a thought son! We have a respect in society.. People are scared to even make an eye contact with us. Their heads bow down whenever they see us around.. If u want to play, you can join a play school or a club..”
Born with a golden spoon in a golden family..
The family whose small demands were in lakhs.. They were the richest in Shimla.. A huge mansion, with a beautiful garden which has all types of flowers imported from different countries.. The family believed that money is everything.. And that everything can be brought with money!..
But their son Harry had different interests and a different vision.. & love for animals, plants, environment & nature.. But his love for nature often brought him troubles.. His parents were of the view that good people could be found only in rich families and that the best way for a child to play is by buying imported toys from China and Video games from Japan..
So, whenever his parents caught him playing with the poor street kids in garden, he was scolded badly.. because according to them, playing with poor kids results in loss of high status they had in society.. so, very often, though surrounded by all sorts of toys and video games, child felt lonely!
On one such day, Harry was coming back from his school to home.. suddenly, by roadside, he saw a puppy was pushing his mommy dog with full force, who laid fast asleep.. Puppy looked cute in brown spots he had on his white fur.. Harry brushed his hand on its soft fur, and then puppy raised his head in response.. Their eyes met and at one instant, Harry decided something.. He raised the puppy with his hand and decided to take it home..
but then he thought of his parents.. his parents will never approve him for keeping a pet and that too which was picked up in streets.. so he made a small home for him in garden, hidden from eyes of everyone. He used to steal some food from his home in order to feed the puppy. And because of its brown furs, he named the puppy Browny!
Browny filled the empty space of Harry’s life.. They became great friends.. they used to spend a great time playing in garden, and went for a walk in evening.. Moreover, dog also had developed a habit of going with Harry to his school.. Browny used to wait from morning to evening in front of his school gates for his friend to come back.. and as soon as school gate was opened, and Harry came outside, Browny would jump, greet him happily, and lick him all around his face with love..
Once again, the ancient words “when u want something, whole universe helps u in achieving that” proved to be right!
On one such day, Harry had a fight with his friends and after the end of school time, his friends surrounded him to beat him up.. but Browny jumped in between and saved his friend..
but then,the complains about his fight soon reached his parents.. and Harry was scolded really bad.. In frustration and anger, and without thinking anything, Harry beated Browny with belt.. Browny screamed in pain and ran away in garden..
the next day Harry realised his mistake.. he prepared a special cake for Browny.. but to his uttermost surprise, when he went to Browny’s secret house, he was not there.. and in horror Harry thought of something and hoped that it wont be true.. He searched the garden from top to bottom but Browny was nowhere to be found.. he started crying.. looking up at sky, he prayed to god, to give his friend back..
suddenly he heard some voice coming from the nearby main gate.. he ran and to his relief he saw Browny.. but there was another dog too, his mother.. his mother was licking Browny on his wounds caused by beatings of belt. Harry stood there dumb, unaware of what to do next. But actually there was no need for him to do anything.. As soon as Browny saw his master, his friend, he left his mother and came to his side.. his mother understood the situation and walked away.
Harry’s eyes filled with tears, lifted up Browny, hugged him and cried out “You chose me.. not ur mother.. inspite of the fact, that i beated you up”
Browny in response looked straight at his master’s eyes.. and he probably said “She was my mom.. but you are my god”..
and an epic history of friendship was written that day!
the life went on.. Harry grew up and so did, Browny.. Harry now started going to college and Browny became a healthy grown up dog. Browny had still not changed his habit.. if anything had changed it was that now he used to leave him to college instead of school. But a fully grown up dog can not be a hidden in a garden from parents for a long time. And the secret got revealed one day, parents came to know about Harry’s pet.
“You could have told us if you wanted a pet.. We could have bought a German Shepherd, Its the most beautiful dog of world. But you brought a dirty street dog.. raised with those cheap poor kids, in the dirty slums..” said his dad..
And he ordered his servants to throw the dog away. Harry cried, shouted, but he was helpless. His servants beated up Browny black and blue. and then he was thrown away from house. Without any reaction, Browny went away. Dejected and frustrated Harry left his home, when his parents were asleep at night.
The next morning, his parents got a call.. his son was kidnapped and his whole property was demanded to rescue him by kidnappers. The parents scared and worried, took the papers and without informing the police went to the location they were asked to reach. (his parents were right- everything could be brought by money.. sometimes even their own son)
At the location, 1 kidnapper had kept a gun on Harry’s forehead and other 2 were looking around. As soon as Harry’s parents reached the location, the kidnappers got active.
“Leave the papers and go away!” said 1 kidnapper.
“what about my son?” said Harry’s dad.
“If you want to see tomorrow’s sun, leave all your papers here..” said 2nd kidnapper.
“But we wont give you the money, unless you release our son.. money and son is all i have. i can not give you both..” said dad..
and then suddenly.. out of nowhere, came a huge noise, a loud noise… and it was not just a noise..
it was a huge gang of dogs coming from all directions to the place where kidnappers were standing.. nervous kidnappers, unable to understand what has happened, shooted in different directions.. the kidnapper who kept the gun on Harry’s forehead also came into action and shooted everywhere.. but, then a dog with white skin and brown furs, jumped with its 2 paws ahead, ready to crush kidnappers head with its long nails, his long teeth out ready to puncture his lungs, came in picture.. It was Browny.. with his high jump, he landed straight on kidnappers head.. and kidnapper struggled to get out..
other dogs also took full charge and paralysed the other 2 kidnappers totally..
the fight was done.. result out.. dogs won the battle (oops, love won the battle) and kidnappers lost (oops, money lost the game)..
and Browny exhausted, tired and proud of his victory, struggled to get up and walked limping towards Harry.. Harry hugged him, crying and gave a strong look to his parents.. his parents head were bowed for the 1st time towards this epic historical moment of love.. but to his horror, Harry realised that Browny was hurt and was shot..
“no! no! no! this can not happen! this is not fair! god! nooo.. !!!”
and Browny raised his head.. looked in his master’s eyes for one last time.. and probably said ” You are my god!”