I've been wandering for hours; days; weeks...months now. I've tried to go back....I failed.
I lost them...Well, I've actually lost myself. As the useless dog that I am, I've managed to lost them again...and seemingly, forever.
This thought haunts me since I got lost... lost. Lost. LOST. It's driving me mad. NO. Sialuk, come on. FOCUS.
I'm hungry and I'm tired
I'm hungry, I'm tired and I'm lo- Shhhhh. Damn. Again. That word. I will bann that word from my head. I won't never ever repeat it again. Nor in my thoughts neither I will pronounce it. never again. It's a promise to myself.
Think positive boy: I'll find food and a shelter.
Yes! I'll find food and a shelter...In the middle of nowhere. Gahh.
I should have stayed with that idiot of a human who called me wolf. Mybe not. He did mistake me for a wolf. He wouldn't give me food. How could he call me wolf. I'm no wolf. Am I so ugly now?
Damn it Sialuk! Can't you think straigh for a minute? I'm being obsessive again, I may get used at being crazy.
When did it start to snow again?
I had my head in the clouds again but for how long?
This place isn't familiar at all...and that is, is...A city? Pfff That's a vision for sure. Can't be. But it smell and look like one...May it be that I'm safe?
I walked slowly toward the city foretasting the fragrance of an easy meal; couldn't think of anything else but I should have better done it...
Some barks in the distance. I boggled. Damn! Was I in enemy territory? No good. No good at all!
Someone was running, I could hear the sound of paws on the snow clearly. All my senses became sharper, I was...Excited. Excited to see some dog after weeks spent alone in the woods. Just a look. Only one look...
I silently headed where the sounds came from.
I could smell their scents...
And finally I got to see them: Three dogs where standing around a female... What the hell?
She looked terrible, so emaciated, thin and wounded... I felt so sorry for her but soon a sense of protection made its way among my emotions. One against three was no fair.
I would have immediately ran to her, but something held me back. They probably were her friends as they didn't show aggressive manners at all...But why she was so weak then?
I kept on observing them out of curiosity.
Soon other dogs came to visit the female, they were talking but I couldn't understand them well...Now I was kinda getting worried as they were too much. What if they find me? Go back Sialuk. For your sake. Listen yourself, this time at least.
I glanced at the female and the others. It clealy was a pack. Isn't a pack like a family? I've los- I don't have a family anymore...And I miss it. I miss the food. I miss my kennel, I miss everything.
I might try to... No, they will kill me.
But what have I got to lose?
I look at them even more intensely now.
She turns and look at me.
Can she see me?
Is she really looking at me?
Well, damn.You may NOT copy, sell, heavily reference, trace, steal, put this artwork on your website/blog/dAaccount or use it in any other way without my written permission!
Art and SialukŠ*Sharaiza
Madison, Krios,Hayden andSantiagoŠtheir owners