I was on another usual trip to
Kandy when I first laid my eyes on Franky. He was like none other I had
seen before, simply because I personally had not seen anyone as cute and
adorable as Franky back at home.
It was a cold indolent day, one of those days that I’d do anything to
be in bed all day hugging my pillow and snoring away. Unfortunately I
wasn’t so lucky. My dad’s hometown had a lot in store for me, from 7 in
the morning till the following day. However, it would be wrong to say
that I did not anticipate any of this. But, what I did not expect was to
That morning he trotted into my dad’s house so elegantly and proudly
that I instantly fell in love with him. His brown ears, white skin and
ever so cheerfully wagging tail vanquished the indolence that had, for
so long been roaming in the air.
This four legged creature happens to be a lovely Dalmation puppy that
hushed my heart with cheer and warmth that morning. As old and big as I
was, my instinct was to play with the little one. Nevertheless, call it
fear, caution or maybe ever hygiene that kept me from approaching little
Franky.It was a pity that I wasn’t able to fulfil my wishes and satisfy
my desire to “engage” with the elegant puppy that made its way into my
life for that one day yet, one thing is for sure, his brown spotted
image or rhythmically wagging tail shall never leave my memory.
- Oshini Ekanayake