The object that I have felt the most affection for ever in my life was my first dog. I still remember the day when my dad bought me a puppy Chihuahua for my birthday. It was instant love the very moment I looked into his watery eyes. My father warned me that this was a big responsibility for me and that I should be very careful if I was to keep this dog. He told me that I would need to work very hard at keeping this dog as it was a living being and it would need a lot of my attention. From that day on, I focused all my energies on my little dog that I named Chuchu. It became my best friend and I grew extremely attached to it.
Being with Chuchu taught me many things about life and emotions. Before having this dog, I never had any feelings of responsibility. I always thought that my actions would never be able to affect anyone on such a large magnitude. As I got more attached to it, I started realizing many things about myself and my feelings that I had never experienced before. I started to worry about my dog. I would start feeling very anxious if he ever remained out of my sight for long and I could not find it. I also started keeping a strict check on him in order to feed him at the proper time and to take him to the vet and pet store for his medication and grooming.
The biggest blow that came to me was when my Chuchu finally passed away and went to 'dog heaven.' It was a very sad day for me, even though we had all been predicting his death due to old age. Chuchu has been the best thing that ever happened to me and his presence (and absence after his death thereof) has given me a completely new perspective on life. I have now begun to see how temporary our lives are on this world and how all of us are simply passing through this life towards our ultimate destination.