Gizmo our beautiful Labrador dog
came in our house and commanded
love and pampering as well! He did
not articulate his emotions in words.
But his presence was extraordinarily
cheerful, vitalizing and elating. His
every gesture exuded immense love
and involvement in us. His looking,
His licking, his rubbing, his asking
for food, his asking for going out
and everything had a subtle power
to exalt us beyond our frail
I could never pin point the element
that captivated us in his love and
care. He became the most important
“person” of attention and adoring of
all of us!
When Gizmo was transferred to
kennel everyone felt as if a lump of
his/her flesh was lost!
Tears gathered in my eyes, with
deep sense of loss!
Gradually and with great difficulty I
articulated my own feelings and
dialogued with myself. I tried to
decipher my relationship with
I re-explored the genuine, innocent
and spontaneous love to which the
deep shelf of my heart had become
I realized the petty subjectivity,
vanity and mediocrity, of my
indifference to animals and their
trivialization in my mind.
In Gizmo I could now breathe the
unspoken and hidden love in my
heart for universe.
Verily my interactions with Gizmo
restored the capacity to love, love
unconditionally and unhesitatingly.
This treasure of my life is really
precious. In my craving to do
something for near and dear Gizmo
I began to remember the name of
God for universal justice and
welfare, especially all the living
beings that can not speak and
express themselves in words and for
appropriate policies and plans for all
living beings in addition to the
DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR