I have kept a little dog since I was 5 years old. It was the first dog in my family. Her name was Milly. She was brought by my father from Russia. I can’t remember what kind of dog she was. In my memory, she had long ears, and with white and black hairs, just like a cow. I can’t even remember anything else about her because I was too young at that moment. I just know that my mother gave her away a few months later, because my mom worried the dog would bite me sometimes. I cried for a couple days for what she did. I missed her a lot.
Then time went on and around my ten year-old birthday, a new dog entered into my family. It is a cute female dog with white hairs. Her name is Huanxiang which means “come back home” because it is named after my father’s TV show. My father(爸爸照片） is a TV director, this is one of his favorite TV shows. During that show my father was acting in a soap opera named “Huanxiang”. This dog was one of the actors too! So we call it “Huanxiang”. I played with her all day long. In fact, I always talked to her and I thought she could understand whatever I said to her. The most funny thing is when I say, “go, ” she would suddenly be really happy and jump and bark excitedly as if she was dancing. Because of that every time I took her outside, I always said, “go.” And I often teased her by saying, “go” and then I could see her happy dance. That made me laugh and enjoy my childhood life. I loved her very much and we kept her for two years. After that I never saw her again.
I still remembered that afternoon clearly. It was the day that that I couldn’t find her. When the school was over, I came back home as usual, but I couldn’t find her. I asked my mother. “Mum, where is Huanxiang? She’s missing. I can’t find her!!” My mother said, “Recently, there is a new disease that is spread by dogs, so this morning I gave it to a friend who loved dogs a lot and she lives in the countryside. I think that place is safer for the dog to stay. And you need more time to study. You can’t play with her during all your free time.” When I heard this, I felt the day collapse. I cried and could not do anything else. I locked myself in my room for a whole day to show my anger to my mother. I hated her so much at that time. She took my love away! After that, My mom and I would quarrel a lot. I could not understand why she did that thing to me. Sometimes I would wonder if I was her daughter or not. Does she love me? Maybe she loves my brother more than me! These questions were in my mind for a couple years.
Well fast track a few years and guess what! I eventually got a new dog again. This dog has many funny stories. Do you want to know more? Just keep attention to my blog. I will tell you more!
Like I said, I’ve had two dogs before, right? Now I’ll tell you about the next dog.
Even until today, i still can’t forget the next dog’s name, “Smile.” This dog has left me an unforgettable memory. It was 3 years ago.
She was brought to me by my father from my paternal aunt’s home. Because her dog gave birth to four baby dogs, one of them was given to my family from Shandong. She was only 1 month old the first time i saw her. Her variety is called a “chihuahua.” She has two big eyes and big ears and a small body with yellow hairs. She was fat because she was young and she just looked like a little bear.
I really loved her and I gave her a beautiful name, “Dmile,” because at first she didn’t have teeth, so we had to feed her milk. She was so young that she could barely stand up by herself. When she was 3 month old, she ate as much as an adult dog. She loved sea food except crab meat. She loved chocolate and the best thing was that when she saw me eating chocolate, she jumped on my body and licked my mouth. Whenever I came home, she always was the first to jump out and say hello to me, and she danced happily around me. She made me happy every day. One day, I looked at her mouth and saw that her teeth had grown in. She learned how to walk eventually. I watched her her grow up day by day. I was so happy. So I thought her name was really perfect because she brought a smile to me.
But good times didn’t last long. I noticed her ears twitching and once she started twitching she couldn’t stop until you hugged her. I examined her ears and found that there were no more hairs where her ears twitched. So I told my father about this and we then observed her carefully found that her ears had smallpox!
So my father thought it was maybe just some skin disease that we didn’t have to worry about. So the next three week we spread medicinal ointment on her ears for the disease. I thought everything would be ok until one morning I woke up by her yelling and barking. It was 5 o’clock, the exact time to get up to go to school. I heard her whining and had a very bad premonition. I went to her little house and found her eyes closed and her lying down on her back with her four legs is to the air. She was groaning in pain but i didn’t know what can do and it was time to go. So i called my father to look after her and I went to school in a very bad mood. Time felt so slow and long that day. When i back home in the evening, I called her name but didn’t see her. I was crying and called her name with my voice, “Smile! Smile! Where are you…..no! No! Come on, Smile, don’t frighten me!” Then my mother came home with the news that Smile died. I felt like I had lost my soul or love or something. I stopped crying as I just couldn’t even cry anymore. My mom told me that after an hour she began to spit up foam and barked a lot and then died. My mom wipes the tear on her face. After she told me this I went back to my room with no words.
and the next were missing days, and my missing mind….
Then the next week iIbought another dog named “Smile” but I realized that I can’t love it as deep as the first Smile. So I gave it to my uncle.
Today i still love my little Smile. I often hope she can still happy in the other world. Maybe she loves other people, maybe she have a new master. But there will still a little Smile in my heart forever.