Story of Bon Bon

Hello, my dear friend,

First of all, let me say, I am so happy, that you are here. And I do not want to moralize you. I only want to show, how much we, people, can do.

And I do not talk about saving our Earth from Global warming, pollution, tuberculosis, corruption or coming ( or not) Third World War. No, I am not talking about so global things. Enough to look around yourself. Not only we need to get help. Not only we want to be saved.

My dear friend, look around the streets, animal shelters, your neighbors houses. While you cry for your shoes, your hair, your clothes, here are many pets, that do not have food, toys and normal family.

I agree, here are many children too who had not happy childhood and good parents. But let’s be realistic – to adopt a pet is easier than a child. And at least you will make someone happy. Someone, who will love you forever.

But like I have said, I was not ready to moralize you. Here is my story, how I first time met Bon Bon.

In 2017 summer I decided, I do not want to work, I want to do volunteering. Before I have never tried it, because my family was against that, but finally I did it and finding one of animal shelters in my city, I called to them with question, maybe I could help with something. And I was so satisfied running to one organization next day.

As I remember, all my life I love animals. I always wanted to have a dog or a cat. That day was memorable to me. Because I met my small westie dog ( The West Highland White Terrier). When I asked about him, the leader of this organization has said, he is sitting here already two years and no one put him. Pure westie was sitting there two years and, my dear friend, do you know, why?

It is not because he is angry, he does not love people or is not smart, because it is absolutely on the contrary.

My dear friend, it is only because we, people, are used to have new things. Pityingly I can say that animals for us are just things. And when we are tiered of them, we throw them away. As it was with Bon Bon. So cute name for so long story. Did you know a bonbon is a sweet or small confection, especially a small bun coated in chocolate?

But… Returning to our story about Bon Bon. Amazing dog, amazing mind, amazing creature, which had terrible past.

At first this puppy squad was made for business. People, knowing that animals are helpless, used them for their own purposes. Bon Bon was one of them.

But someone called to the organization of saving animals and all dogs were taken away to animal shelters.

Two years Bon Bon was waiting for someone who would take him at home. His only dream was to have a family. And when the first time I saw him, I fell in love. After another three days Bon Bon already was at our home. He did not know, how to play, how to walk and where to sleep. He was afraid, we will take away his food and will leave him on the street after first walking outside. But now he is happy. He is a part of our family.

My dear friend, I am not waiting for good comments or respect. I just wanted to say, do not care only about yourself. You can do more, than you can imagine.

And as has said Antoine de Saint-Exupery: ” You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”

With love,

Yours Rya

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