Talking about pet, I used to have a dog called Ben, Tzi Tzu breed. The reason I said I used to because Ben was stolen 3 weeks ago. Let me share with you on what happen so that we can grieve and laugh together. Laugh? Am I out of my mind? or I am just cold blooded?
My maid left the gate open and Ben decided to take a walk out. Without noticing it, the maid then close the gate. So poor Ben was left outside and nobody noticed him. Not because we are not caring but Ben always like to walk around alone without barking.
The next morning I heard my mom screaming at 5 am when the dog is not in the cage. My maid decided to confess with my mom and said, “Nenek, the dog went missing yesterday, why not we go and find now ?”. Hearing this, my mom get so pissed off and started to say, “Why didn’t you tell me yesterday and only tell me now?” The maid replied, ” Nenek, I forget la.” My mom nearly fainted because of that.
Without further a due, the Ben Search Part 1 begins. My mom started to walk around the neighbourhood starting from 5.15 am till 8 am. No success. My mom asked every friends of hers. Still no success. Some claimed that they saw Ben wandering around with other female dog, jumping over the fence, bite shoes but wait a minute, Ben is a small size dog, how can he jump over the fence? Something is not right somewhere.
After work, I began Ben Search Part 2. This time I am smart, I drive around neighbourhood instead of walking. So I drove about 1 hr and still no success. Ben usually knows how to go home by himself and stay outside the gate waiting for us to open the door but not this time. Maid offered helps and said, “why not you drop me here and I will find the dog at this area. I will walk back home later.” Few hours passed, my maid not home yet? So now, instead of missing dog, my maid is missing too.
Now, Dog + Maid Search Part 3. No success of dog but noticed my maid was sitting at playground talking to some strangers and I walked closer to intervene. I asked, “Why you didn’t go home?”. She answered,”I am lost, I don’t know where to find my way back.” I am speechless.
My sister decided to go for Ben Search Part 4 alone this time to avoid losing my maid again. Again, she drove around the neighbourhood and still no sign of Ben. This is almost a day now. By right, Ben should be starving and knows how to find his way back. No success. My sis gave up and drove home.
So all of us are very sad for the loss of Ben and there is no way we can trace the location of Ben. Feeling upset, mom decided to donate the cage, dogfood, shampoo and other Ben’s belonging to other dog’s lover. Besides that, mom informed all the neighbours to return our dog if they can find him but no news after that.
Few weeks passed, suddenly a middle age auntie visited my mom (my mom’s friend) and asked, “What is your dog name?” My mom curiously replied, “It is called Ben. Why did you ask?” The auntie said,”Ohh, last few weeks I have your dog. Your dog is very good. Eating all the leftover food from us but when my daughter decided to bath the dog, the dog ran away with a chain on his neck. When you find Ben, can you return the chain to me?” My mom asked calmly, “You know I lost my dog and I am searching for Ben almost every morning. Why you didn’t you tell me?” She replied,”That is a good breed, Tzi Tzu, a very expensive dog if you buy it. That is why I decided to keep it but now, if you see the chain, can you give it back to me?” My mom was speechless and sent her back.
Sometime, I just don’t understand about human being. It is simple but yet complicated. Why can a person take your dog, come back to you and claim she took it? Weird huh? It is like telling people, I kill you and it is me who kill you but can you give me back my bullet if you find it? Ben Search fails but I learn a great lesson about how human can be so weird sometime.