The other day one of my friends rang me up and made a frantic plea to come over urgently. As she sounded very sick which was evident from her trembling voice, I rushed post haste canceling my engagements for the day. She really looked weak and feeble, more than that very worried. What’s the matter? I asked her quite concerned at her condition.
I have been suffering for the past few days, she moaned.
Then why didn’t you consult a doctor?
You know I had no energy to drag myself to one. It needs a lot of effort to visit my doctor who lives quite a distance from here, she said, her voice breaking.
You should have called me much earlier, anyway let’s go now, I said.
Wait, I will bring the medical file, she said and walked to the cupboard with slow steps to bring it.
Come jimmy, she beckoned and there I found her German Shepard as robust as ever soon joining us.
Is he also coming along? I asked taken aback.
It’s only for him because he has not been eating well from a few days, she said looking at her pet with pity.
What about you? Shouldn’t you be consulting your doctor for your deteriorating health ? I could notice you lost weight from the last time I saw you, I told her.
That can wait. I must first consult Jimmy’s Vet, she avvered!
n.meera raghavendra rao