Friendship Request

I love elephants. If I have the place and strength I would not mind having an elephant as pet. I will not chain her/him. She can roam around and come and meet me whenever she feels like or whenever I am sad or think about her like how it happens in movies. Heroine is sad, dog/snake/elephant/goat/bull/horse/monkey comes running wipes her tears off and goes and punishes the villain (Please don’t ask me how can a snake wipe tears, watch Devar films for technical details)

I don’t want such drama. just few small dreams I have.Like I said before an occasional visit will be good enough. And while coming to see me, he/she can bring some nice fruits. I wish chocolate was a fruit.

Oh and on mondays, tuesdays, fridays and also on wednesdays and thursdays it would be awesome if he/she can drop me at my office, wave tata and pick me up πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€




And when he comes and visits me he can bring some of his friends. It would be nice to meet some friendly lion, tigers. Also he should be friendly (not too close, he is MY close friend) to other people in our area.


OK. I will stop. I know what you are thinking. You are searching for that note which says ” This was sitting in my draft since I was 5 years old. Finally I published it” I am sorry but I wrote it just 5 minutes back. Yes I am like that. At times I can go silly/childish to an extent that no one can imagine.

I was reading about wild life conservation. It was shocking to read about what is happening to our precious wildlife. Elephants , tigers, lions, snakes, whales are killed at alarming rates. Most of them are killed for money/ food while thousand other species are being killed just in the process of killing the targets. Many studies say that at this rate in 15 years some of the animal species can only be seen in photographs! It is disturbing, right?

I have not even finished reading the magazine but I have already started imagining stuff.Being friends with animals or birds in a dream is not new to me. I have had these dreams since childhood. In desperate attempts I would steal rice when my mom is asleep and throw away in the verandah hoping some birds will eat and accept my friendship request and then we will walk together sing together . First part happened. They came and ate happily but the friendship part, they din’t seem to remember my face that much.

This friendship with animals imagination/dream happened very frequently when I was a kid. These days it comes when I watch/read about animals.Though I dream a lot about it, in reality I am not so friendly. I am scared of all animals. I can watch them from a distance but I don’t know know how to interact. My maami, my mother they used to have pet squirrels which comes and eats out of their hands everyday. These days I hardly see any squirrel. The only thing I see in abundant is mosquito. They are not so friendly !

Many of my friends interact with animals so easily , be it a street dog or someone’s cat or a random squirrel. In few minutes they will become friends while I will be sitting at the highest place possible in their home folding both my legs close to my chest, wishing I could turn my head in full circle like an owl to keep a watch . I read articles, see pictures about how a man has a lion/bear as his close friend. Sigh! Someone teach me how to be friends with animals!



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  1. Awww what a super post SS πŸ™‚ I love elephants too. I find them so innocent and cute. I can have one as my pet too.. would be so cool. And then these honking two wheelers in footpath would let me go to office in peace πŸ˜€

    On a different note, its really alarming to see wild animals depleting. I dont even see crows near my house here anymore. Pigeons and squirrels are long gone. Its such a sad state. 😦

    About five years back, I did a small piece out of waste materials on Save the Tigers. Will share it sometime.. but then I dont think having awareness only helps.. like I am aware and I dont harm any animal.. but how do I spread it and make others understand? I failed there and my piece of work is sitting idle in the cupboard.

    1. Yes and they are highly intelligent too. Ah I love them!

      Yeah crows and sparrows – where are they really?
      To be true,I am lost there too. I know not to harm animals, I know they dont attack us unless they sense danger but how do I help.
      Today I read somewhere that even the smallest thing like not throwing plastics would help. Lets do our bit even though it does not directly help the animals, in some way if it does that makes me a happy child. πŸ™‚

  2. ‘This was sitting in my draft since I was 5 years old. Finally I published it’ – Appo neenga 5 vayasu kozhandhai illaiya?!

    Such a cute post this. Hope you are regular too! πŸ™‚

  3. Such a cute post SS πŸ™‚
    You can adopt some of the animals at the zoos and sanctuaries. You will have an elephant to call your own πŸ™‚ I saw many of the posters proclaiming the same at kaveri wildlife sanctuary and mysore zoo. And since elephants have wonderful memories, yours will come running to you whenever you go and visit πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Visha πŸ™‚
      And since elephants have wonderful memories, yours will come running to you whenever you go and visit – I love this sentence. I cannot stop smiling imagining how it would be – WoW! An elephant comes running to me with a nice BG music πŸ˜€

  4. I love elephants and they are our best friends, I feel. You taken to me to the Rajesh Khanna movie, Haathi Mere Sathi which was totally awesome. It’s a sweet post and I vouch for the protection of wildlife. Cute and sensitive post:)

  5. The post was cute actually. I am not a fan of pets. I won’t be bringing one in my house. But I am happy seeing people seeking solace and finding friends in them. πŸ˜€

  6. Hey Hi Gayathri.. Welcome here πŸ™‚
    oh wow.. An Award !!! πŸ˜€ People in office can see a grin now on my face, wider than my 20 inch monitor !! Thanks dear!

    mm, I don’t know. I think you can just enter your name, email and link to blogspot account and comment.

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