Today is our dearest Leo’s birth anniversary. Leo was our strong, handsome and lovable GSD (German Shepherd Dog). He was the center of love and affection of our family and lived with us for 13 good years. Exercising him daily kept me fit too and so also my wife and children. We always remember him so fondly for his noble character and loving nature. Amazingly he had a different but
special relationship with each of us. Whenever we hear the Jim Reeves song – ‘Old Tige’ we can’t help remembering our Leo with nostalgia and the sentiment – there is no love stronger than of a dearly loved pet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaEGlYFhnRc Leo passed away in the year 1998.
Leo was a Purebred registered with the Kennel Club of India KCI. Young Leo’s regular training started when he was 8 months old. We had a qualified Trainer for Leo and he trained me too for ‘show-handling’ Leo and to keep him fit and fine. He participated in some prestigious Dog shows like the Sanjay Memorial in Delhi and at Pune and won a few awards too.
At one of the Dog shows Leo had very tough competition and he did not make it for an award. But the international judge an Australian was encouraging when he said “Leo is a glamorous dog he needs to be exercised more”. Yes he was right there had been a gap in Leo’s exercise routine as I was away on active duty.
Cheers and have a lovely Sunday!