Happy International Dog Day 2021!  We often think dogs need us the most. But it is us who are in need of a sense of emotional well-being. And who can be a better companion than a dog? Yeah, we should celebrate them every day, every moment. On good days, they silently cheer for us in their heart. On our bad days, they stand beside us. Their love for us is beyond understanding.

International Dog Day is observed on August 26 annually. Irrespective of their breed, shape, size, etc, it is observed to raise awareness of dog adoption.

IDD was founded by animal rescue advocate, conservationist, and dog trainer Colleen Paige in 2004.

Inside Chronicle organized an online competition dedicated to this day. ‘PAWsome Competition’ –was organized where participants had to send pictures along with a story related to it.

Guess What? The stories are not only heart-touching but also life-saving. When we went to those pictures and stories it was very emotional yet motivating.

 

The happy-go-lucky attitude with adorable faces, dogs fill our lives with joy. Here are the winning stories:

Inside Chronicle Presents Pawsome Competition

And the 1st prize goes to – Rumee Thakuria

Her Story –

আঁকু আৰু পেনিক এটেক

এবছৰ পাৰ হ’ল, ‘আঁকু’ক কোলাত তুলি লোৱাৰ লগতে মই anxietyৰ দৰৱ বাদ দিয়াও। তাই মোৰ জীৱনলৈ অহাৰ দিনাখনৰ পৰাই anxiety আৰু panic attack মুক্ত জীৱন এটাৰ পুনৰ আৰম্ভণি হৈছে। তাই মোক পুনৰ জীয়াই তুলিছে। তাইৰ মৰম, আব্দাৰ সনা আচ্ছাদনে মোক অনুভূত কৰি ৰাখিছে জীৱনৰ প্ৰতি।

‘আঁকু’ আমাৰ ঘৰলৈ অহাৰদিনাখন প্ৰশান্ত আৰু মই গোটেই ৰাতি সাৰ পায় থাকিলো। প্ৰায় আধাঘন্টাৰ মূৰে মূৰে মোবাইল ফোনৰ flash lightটো জ্বলাই তাইকে চাই থাকিলো, কিজানি তাই কিবা অসুবিধা পাইছে, তাই বা আৰামত শুৱ পাৰিছে নে নাই, তাই নো কেনেকৈ শুৱে, শুই থাকোতে নো তাইক কেনে দেখি… ইত্যাদি কথা ভাবি থাকিলো। সেই ৰাতিটোৰ পাছৰ পৰাই তাইৰ গাৰ উম নাপালে মোৰ টোপনি নাহে। তাইও কিন্তু কম নহয় মাক-বাপেক দুইজনৰ এজনকো এৰি শান্তিত শুৱ নোৱাৰে, দুয়োজনক লগত লৈ শুৱ পালে হে নিৰাপত্তা অনুভৱ কৰে।

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ৰাতিপুৱা সোনকালে শুই উঠাৰ অভ্যাস নতকা মইজনীয়ে তাইৰ বাবেই পুৱা ৫:৩০ বজাতে উঠা অভ্যাসো গঢ়ি তুলিলো। পুৱা ৬বজাতে খাদ্য দিও। চাৰিমাহ মান বয়সলৈ তাইৰ টোপনি খুব পাতল আছিল, আৰু মাজে মাজে তাই বিচনাতে চু-চু (পেচাব) কৰি দিছিল। এই সকলোবোৰ সমস্যাৰ বাবে প্ৰায়বোৰ ৰাতি টোপনি ক্ষতি হৈছিল। একেৰাহে দুমাহ টোপনি ক্ষতিৰ পাছত মোৰ ৰক্তচাপ ৫০/৭০ হৈছিল। তথাপিও মই চলি-ফুৰি থাকিব পাৰিছিলো, ভাগৰিও ভাগৰা নাছিলো। মই যেন তাইৰ বদমাচিবোৰত জীৱনৰ এক সুকীয়া মাদকতা বিচাৰি পাইছিলো। যাৰ বাবে মোৰ বন্ধু-বান্ধবী তথা ওচৰ-চুবুৰীয়া, সকলোৰে মাজত মোৰ পৰিচয় ‘ৰুমী’ৰ পৰা হৈ পৰিল ‘আঁকুৰ মাক’। আকৌ আঁকুই বদমাচি কৰিলে তাই হৈ পৰে ‘ৰুমীৰহে জীয়েক’।

Inside Chronicle Presents Pawsome Competition
Inside Chronicle Presents Pawsome Competition

 

And the 2nd prize goes to – Shantanu Borgohain
His Story –
In loving memory of Vodafone
I had a loyal companion with whom I often engrossed in an unmatched conversation during leisure time. Sometimes I wonder if I played with my dog or he played with me? Was he “my” dog or was I “his” human? Sometimes I thought he was more evolved than me.
Life was utterly happening when Vodafone was alive. He was ridiculously joyful, blissful without a reason, unattached to things, quick to forgive, unconditionally loving, content with no possessions, courageous, alert, and free of all of the imaginary fears I had as a human.
Somewhere between hello and goodbye, there was love, so much love which made him wag his tail for me, and in return, he taught me very well what loyalty was.
Inside Chronicle Presents Pawsome Competition
Inside Chronicle Presents Pawsome Competition

International Dog Day quotes

  • “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnes Sligh Turnbull
  • “Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Shultz
  • “Everything I know I learned from dogs.” – Nora Roberts
  • “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”– Josh Billings
  • “Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” – Franklin P Jones
  • “No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you.” – Waka Flocka Flame
  • “When I needed a hand, I found your paw.” – Unknown
  • “Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” – Unknown
  • “Love is a four legged word.” – Unknown
  • “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” – Thom Jones

International Dog Day wishes

  • Every dog has their day- and today is it! Happy International Dog Day!
  • Happy International Dog Day to these true dreamers, shoe eaters and mailman chasers
  • You don’t need a day to celebrate your dog because your furry friend will always love you and give you all the attention you want each and every day without fail and without asking for anything in return. Happy International Dog Day!
  • When God created dogs, he only thought of love and emotions and that’s the reason they make true friends because they are the epitome of unmatched love and loyalty. Happy International Dog Day!
  • Dogs are our connection to heaven. They don’t know what is discontent or evil or jealousy because they are too busy to love everyone around them without any self-interest. Blessed are those who have dogs. Happy International Dog Day!
  • The companionship between a man and a dog is the most amazing association. He is the most loyal and wonderful friend who would never leave you when you are in a problem. He would feel your troubles and pains and will stand by you. Happy International Dog Day!
  • A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. Happy International Dog Day!
  • Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. Happy International Dog Day!
  • When you wake up sad and dull, dogs are there to give your boring day a kick start with their positive energy and love. They are always there to make you smile, to destroy your sorrows and bring happiness and zeal in your life.  Happy International Dog Day!
  • The only person who is excited and happy to see you return home is your dog. His cuddling, scratching and love makes you feel elated and at peace and tells you that you are back home. Happy International Dog Day!

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