It was 6 in the morning when the alarm went off. Michael got up from his bed and opened the window. It was still dark outside. He washed his face, wore his shoes and went out. He took his dog, Jojo, tied to a chain. They went out to the park, where Michael took a walk everyday. They almost completed three rounds in the park when Michael saw this girl. She was beautiful, and was wearing a brown tunic. She was with her dog, Jill.
Jojo had never seen someone like Jill in his entire life. It was love at first sight. Jill was an active, beautiful dog, and belonged to the Golden Retriver breed, with soft golden fur. Jojo, on the other hand, was a cur. He himself did not know which breed he belonged to. Michael had rescued him from an accident a couple of years ago.
Now, Michael was attracted to this girl. So he followed her to her house. Jojo was very happy. Even if Michael didn’t have plans of following her, Jojo would have found out on the same day where Jill lived.
Jojo started escaping from his kennel and roamed around Jill’s place everyday. He tried to make himself noticed to Jill, but she never noticed. Around two weeks passed this way. 15 days of sleepless nights for Jojo went by. He fantasized in the daytime about Jill and him being together, with their puppies, while he spent his nights waiting for the sun to rise so that they could go to the park for a walk, where he could see Jill. One day Michael and Jojo went to the park as usual, but they saw that their crushes hadn’t come. Jojo searched the whole park, but he could not find Jill anywhere. He was very upset that day. So he decided to go to Jill’s place to check.
Jojo escaped from his kennel and ran towards Jill’s place. He thought of going and expressing his feelings to Jill that day. As he reached there, he saw Jill was with another dog. It was a tall, smooth, glossy and a well trained dog, coming from the Great dane family. Jojo felt a pang in his heart when he saw the two of them together. There was moisture in his eyes. He could not stop his tears. He did not eat anything for the next two days.
Next day morning, Jojo was surprised when he saw a porter putting Michael’s luggage into his car. He had almost finished moving the luggage, when Michael came to Jojo, after locking the door. As Michael unchained Jojo, he broke away and ran as fast as he could. Michael started chasing him, but he couldn’t get him.
Jojo ran to Jill’s place and was shocked to see that the house was on fire. He looked around and noticed that Jill was not in her kennel. The great dane was standing there, barking recklessly, trying to gather people. But Jojo didn’t care for anything. He scuttled into the house and searched for Jill inside. There was fire everywhere. He searched the whole place, but could not find her. He didn’t give up. He jumped through the fire, climbed the stairs and went on the terrace, and saw that Jill was lying in a corner, unconscious.
Jojo started barking and tried to resuscitate Jill. He started licking Jill’s face, but there were no signs of Jill coming to consciousness. Jojo felt as if this was the end of the world.
Suddenly, Jill’s face started twitching. Jojo did not stop licking her face. He felt like he were the happiest living thing on earth. Jill slowly opened her eyes and was shocked to see a stranger. She slowly got up on her legs, and learned the situation. Then she followed Jojo. She saw that the whole house had almost burnt. Jojo found a fire escape root, and successfully got Jill and himself out of the house.
Jill was very grateful to Jojo. She smiled and kissed Jojo’s cheek. Jojo blushed, wagging his tail. But he knew that he would never forget this moment again in his life. Jojo turned back and walked away. Jill stood there watching him leave. Jojo then ran to Michael’s place as fast as he could. Michael was sitting in the car, about to leave. He was frowning. But it didn’t matter to Jojo at all.
Michael and Jojo shifted to a new house, about 200 miles away from Jill’s place. The next few days were very dreary for Jojo. He simply spent time lazing in his kennel.
Then one day, Michael got up at 6 in the morning, washed his face, wore his shoes and went out with Jojo to a park nearby. They almost completed three rounds in the park when Michael saw this girl. She was beautiful, wearing a very full skirt. Jojo saw a chain in her hand. He was excited to see that. He could not wait to see the dog. When he looked down, all he could see was a black burly slobbering bull dog.