Manali Pimple - 49

AUG. 11, 2020

Curtain Hug

“Papa, he is very shy,” I shouted. Meanwhile, my brother who was also standing with me at the gate brought milk and bread in a bowl and kept it in front of the gate. I understood his fear and slipped back inside the house and closed the door. We were watching his movement from inside the gate, he walked slowly to the meal we shared and in no time finished the bread and milk, clearly not having eaten for a while because of no one feeding it in the lockdown.
With the announcement of Lockdown in the country, all eateries, restaurants, meat shops, and dhabas were closed - which simply meant that there was nowhere they could go to eat. The situation was not good for the stray animals.
I made a promise to myself, that I would feed at least one street dog every day after that incident.