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June 29, 2015

The Cat and Dog Story - Not Much Different From Ours

The dog who lives in the house across the fence thinks the cat is living a life of luxury, a pair of soft hands pampering her every now and then. He just knows it as he can see the big room from the window. A small girl comes to the room takes the cat in her arms and cuddles her. The cat is never loitering in the lawn, as she must be travelling with the girl in the little basket she carries. “Only if I lived on that side of the fence,” it thought.
                                            
The cat who sits on this side of the fence sees this tall and clean dog and envies him for the nourishment he must be receiving. A bulky frame and shiny fleece say it all. He even has a bow that accentuates its personality. He even goes out in the lawn during the mornings and evenings. She recollects how on some days he goes to the market with his master who even carries a stick to protect his dog. “Only if I lived on that side of the fence,” it thought.


Midsummer Night's Melancholy by Michael Sowa

The truth is far from what appears from this scenario as the dog belongs to a blind man and serves as his assistant whereas the cat belongs to the daughter of the housekeeper. This little girl has secretly kept the cat in her room and never lets it go for the fear of losing her sole companion.
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Things may not be exactly what they appear to us. Sometimes we make conclusions based on our desires and the picture that we paint may not be the actual scenario. Each person has his or her own share of up and down that may or may not be visible to others depending upon how the person deals with the life.
Rather than wasting time, preening in other’s life it is better to learn to deal with our situations. As it is, our life is our present.

Photo Prompt Courtesy - magpietales

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12 comments

  1. so many possibilities...yours is so human !

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    1. This picture is has something in it that brought this out.

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  2. Complex and thought provoking , thanks

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    1. I guess my writing is improving then if it can tickle the mind. Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. So much truth here.

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    1. Life shows us the mirror it is just that the glare does not let us see the reality.

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  4. Indeed, we constantly focus on outward appearances ..

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    1. That is the irony of our species in spite of knowing everything we cannot leave the preset notions...

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  5. old words. wise words

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  6. You're right - love of any kind to an animal is a bonus - no matter where!

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  7. Here here. Absolutely correct and something we should all keep in mind.

    Rosey Pinkerton's blog

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  8. Interesting observations...

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