Sunday, June 25, 2006

A Lesson of Fidelity


You can bump into all breeds of dog-kind in Prague and it doesn’t leave me astonished anymore. Nevertheless, yesterday one of them had a jaw-dropping effect on me again and this time it left me with watery eyes. A little short disfigured woman was trying to make her way down the street with two long sticks attached to her pits and a dog’s extending lead attached to her stick. She was moving very slowly and the little dog was leading her, barking around and making people give her a way in a busy Prague street. It was barking around and looking back at her maimed owner, gazing precisely at her feeble legs as if making sure she’d be able to take one more step. Then running a couple of steps farther and barking again. Then stopping and looking back at the little lady again. The lady stopped to take a rest and the dog ran back to her legs, stopped tightly attached to her legs too and now it was looking only at her as if asking her whether she was OK. The lady tried to move again and the dog made a move too, but this time it was walking step by step with its lady and after each step it was looking back at her face to read it. Reading with no noise and walking with her step by step...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you heard of a saying" Dar vafodori sag az zan behtar ast"

Anonymous said...

There are millions of words wrriten about women and just some about dogs. There is a saying in Persian"Dar vafodori sag az zan behtar ast". When the question is about Loyalty,Fidelity and Devotion "dogs are better than women".

Darius said...

I think in fidelity dogs shine better than all man-kind, not only women.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Darius i quite agree with you in referring it to all man-kind especially in today's world. But the fact is that upsettingly the saying refers it to women not to man or all man-kind.

It is very interesting to know,if that dog was in a position of that old women how could this lady behave? I wish she acted as the dog, but we never know! We are human beings...