Anakin became a part of my life back in 2002. Oh how badly I wanted to get him when we first met in the store. My mother tells me that we fell in love from the moment we first met. You know what they say, it takes one to know one. Crappy joke... But anyways, Ana is a really special boy.
His warm and perpetually "hungry" presence lights up my home. Because of his unending greed for food, he receives unending scoldings (mostly playful) from my family. Those playful scoldings create a certain camaraderie and light-hearted feel to my home.
Whenever I return home from a tiring day at school, Ana is always there to greet me with a few whacks from his tail and the side of his huge body.
And back when I was 10 or 11, a lady in my estate, who really liked Ana, gave me a holiday job as a dog-sitter. I got paid $5 an hour thanks to Ana!
And the most important benefit of having Ana in my life is our daily walks. I usually take him out at about 9.00 p.m. These walks are really amazing because they provide me with about 15 minutes of uninterrupted personal time. I let Ana go free of his leash and while he scavenges for more food and a place to do his businesses, I spend my time reconciling my unending thoughts and worries. I usually solve my day's problems in this short amount of time. Come to think of it- it really is amazing. Thank you Anakin, I love you.
So what about you? Do you have pets? If you do, have they impacted your lives in any substantial way? Please do share. I would really love to find out how different people feel about their pets.