[This is from those 104 unpublished drafts]
Enid Blyton created Fatty’s Buster – any child’s dream companion. I found mine at ten and she followed me everywhere for the next eleven years. At ten, I remember living with the guilty secret that if the house was on fire I would save this loyal and ferocious Pomeranian first.
On 26 Jan 2001 when the Bhuj Earth Quake rattled our french windows in Delhi, my daughter, then nine, won’t come out unless the dog and the cat were taken along.
Recently Husband was home after a long time and the-love-starved-dogs, Gabbar Singh and Mutt, (we torture them when he is away) were going berserk. One of them suddenly growled in jealousy and thinking they were going to fight, I shrieked loud enough to wake all neighborhood.
And guess who heard the shriek and came to the rescue?
A cat the size of the Labrador’s mouth.
He ran from between the table legs and under the chairs and charged at the startled Labrador, Gabbar Singh. It was a sight worth seeing!!!
Now somebody try telling me Cats are not loyal and protective 🙂 Shouldn’t we call him Veeru?
PS Nobody as much as got a scratch, the cat was picked up, still glaring, at the puzzled Lab, Gabbar Singh.