In 1987, when at a certain stage in life I found myself suddendly alone, I saved a little mongrel dog from the kennel and I took him with me. I never had a dog before, even if I always wanted to. From then onward we lived together for nine happy and intense years. From him I learned the real meaning of affection, friendship and especially how to share love. Because we loved each other. Very much.

I called him Inja, which means "a dog" in Zulu language, because I had worked for some years in those areas. I do not know how he called me, he just looked at me with adoring eyes. He was a very aristocratic dog, well behaved and wise with age. He was also a formidable hunter of wild mice. And he saved my life once.

After him I had little Biagino for a few months and then Iole, up to now.

  • angela reggiani 7y

    mi piace molto , sembra che stia guardando il suo passato da un posizione faticosamente guadagnata .
    sembra quasi un tutt'uno con il suolo , radicata nel suo presente
  • ©Photo Art Imaging 7y

    God surely put dogs here as teachers. a dog will teach you humility, compassion, loyalty, honesty, responsibility, caring, forgiveness, and ultimately, unconditional LOVE, yes with capital letters! I really miss not having a dog for a friend. A very heart touching photograph of your very special friend. Thank you for sharing an emotional moment with me!

    Seen in my friend and contact's superb and imaginative photostream
  • aptmetaphor 7y

    sweet story...and Inja is adorable, lovely shot
  • .GiL. 7y

    ...and i believe that angels breathe...
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