The World of Buddy

Preface

It was an audacity on my part even to attempt writing a memoir of Buddy on his behalf. It is far beyond my ability to capture his expressions, feelings and emotions in words. But what other options did I have to share his stories with all the people who knew him, loved him and cared for him? I felt it as an obligation to his hundreds of fans and thousands of others who didn’t get an opportunity to meet him.

I seek forgiveness from you (the reader) and Buddy for my linguistic inadequacy and my inability to articulate his emotions in the best possible ways. My sincere hope is that the reader will be able to feel Buddy’s love on every page she reads.

Buddy came to us when he was a pup barely three months old and stayed with us close to eight years before leaving for his abode in heaven. He showed us and everyone who came in touch with him what unconditional love means. He left behind millions of sweet unforgettable moments.

The book is written in a way that resembles Buddy narrating his stories, the way a human child does to his parents and family members. The stories are organized in chapters to cover different aspects of Buddy’s life. May the reader find Buddy through his stories. May Buddy live forever in the mind of his readers.

Susanta Misra (Buddy’s Dad) Hyderabad, 1st January 2021

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