A tale of three animals who clung to friendships despite the odds…..

This is a true tale of three little animals who bonded so tightly together in the arms of friendship , its impact on the village people changed their views and ill feeling towards cruelity to animals. Read on….

This episode and narration took place in the year 1986 in a small village of the coast line in the district  of Andhra Pradesh -Southern India,most villagers here were farmers basically and hence, agricultrually atuned to life they looked up to city entrants as though they were alien, for fewer people from urban areas seldon visit these places, rich in agriculture and thick dense forests it was the home of a rare three some friendship team that was a treat to the human eyes. Tucked away behind the curbing narrow,dusty single lane roadway which rarely saw any passerby vehicles was a small tea stall that catered to the sparse village people and farmers who needed to take a break from the sweltering heat during their daily working chores. Tea, biscuits and few other snacks were available. While sitting and having a cup of tea with a friend of mine, we heard chatter of sorts that laid emphasis on keeping a little something for the 3 sincere friends who have been paying their visit here for over a year now and more so precisely twice a day with timelines in place,curious to know who and when were these guests expected, we were told with added interest and excitement about the Dog,Pig and a Monkey who came out of the thick forest area in rare fashion…The dog would lead,followed by the pig holding the rear of its tail and the monkey in jockey position atop the pig. My friend and myself laughed in disbelief and the villagers were angry at our gestures…They loved their little friends and would go miles to banish anyone from hurting their little sentiment leave alone laugh in the face of amusement ! We took a look at our watches and it was nearing 4pm, we had been told that the three friends were expected any minute and would retun exactly at 6am next morning half an hour after the tea stall opened. I was intrigued to know and witness how these special animals kept their time in tack and so, at the strike of 4 pm we caught the drift in the eyes of the tea stall vendor and a few villagers looking towards a small gap inbetween the thich bushes and shurbs and there came a sight that still remains fresh in the good old memories of my mind. A little brown dog (male), a slightly bigger white and black pig with a mid sized monkey on its back approach the stall -God, I swallowed a gulp in my throat for I missed out on having a camera to shoot this rare and exquisite sight..They came forward and sat down beside and literally went up in arms asking for food..My eys swelled and so did my friends..we got hem some snacks, villagers chipped in with their usual and the vendor never failed to deliver his share,they eat in harmony,gave us look of gratidude and went along their path in similiar fashion only this time the monkey was jockeying the dog…I was curious and impatient to see if their keep up the same time keeping in the morning. So we had an early super and went off to bed only to wake and see that the time on our watch read 6am and our special guests were on time at the usual tea stall up in arms again..The villagers called us and explained that all stray animals in around the village were thus treated with respect and dignity unlike the other villages were animals were illtreated to the extent of death. We were thrilled and happy to take back home a story to tell and as usual nobody believed us…I returned a few years later only to find that the tea stall vendor passed away and that the 3 good friends never showed up ever since..I said a little prayer for them and hoped they did find another point of contact to continue intriguing the tiny world of disbelievers with their bondage of love,togetherness and friendship…from an animal point of view !

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  • partho roy on Sep 6, 2011

    very nice site.

  • partho roy on Sep 7, 2011

    excellent post!

  • partho roy on Sep 15, 2011

    thanks for sharing

  • mark10 on Sep 19, 2011

    Hi Partho, I appreciate your regular comments on this small article -a true episode, please join me at http://frizzytopics.blogspot.com/

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