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3x3 Winning Entry-Part 3


Her name is Lady, we grew up together.

She became our family and my playmate since I was 3 or 4. She was smart and funny; she made us laugh a lot, and made us feel so loved. Once at midnight, all of us were asleep, Lady was barking out loud abnormally at the door of my grandma’s room. I got up to see what happened and realised that my grandma wasn’t feeling well, we sent her to the hospital right away. Thanks to Lady, everything was fine with my grandma and taken care of in time. This happened twice. We really appreciate her help.

8 years ago, she left when she was 16 years old. I still think of her a lot, she was the only dog we ever had. I imagine she now lives in a beautiful place full of green trees and often thinks of us too :)

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她叫Lady,是從小陪我長大的白貴賓。

在我3、4歲的時候,Lady就被送來我們家,每天一副家裡的小管家一般,總是搖著屁股在家裡到處巡,陪著我們一起每天的日常,也幫我們的生活創造各式drama。

小時候可能是我們年齡相近,她會跟我搶芭比娃娃,我的芭比娃娃常常不是斷手就是斷腳,害我晚上常常夢到芭比娃娃的惡夢。

她出其不意的幽默舉動也常常讓我笑出,有天早上,我在出門上學的路上竟遇到不知道何時偷溜出門的她,理直氣壯地迎面向我走來,一臉:「沒事,我剛好要回家」的樣子。

她很聰明,我常常在家跟她上演各種戲碼,有一次她又偷咬了一包她不能吃的餅乾藏起來用身體保護住,若有人要拿走餅乾,她會作勢要咬你,幾次下來她開始有防備心,於是我假裝放棄嘗試,若無其事地走到客廳指著窗簾大叫:「老鼠!Lady!有老鼠!」(忘了說,雖然她不是貓,但她本身是抓老鼠能手),起先她遲遲不願意離開餅乾超過兩步的距離,直到我開始上演急得跳腳(對,我就是照著字面上的意思著急地在原地跳),她見狀才拔腿狂奔到我身邊開始到處聞,我這才有機會跑去拿走在他床上的餅乾,她發現時懊惱地衝回來,但為時已晚,只能看著我得意洋洋地拿著餅乾表示勝利。#超幼稚

她很懂得生存之道,當時家裡有兩個家人輪流打掃,她會依照她對當週負責人的害怕程度來決定是否要在家中亂大小便,所以比較兇的家人打掃時家裡總是特別乾淨,反之,另一位家人的打掃週總是驚喜連連......。

她很細心,一直守護著身體不好的阿嬤,曾經有兩次阿嬤半夜人不舒服,是Lady異常地在阿嬤房間門口又哭又吠的通知沈睡中的大家,才讓我們順利地在半夜即時送急診,化解了危機。

我20歲那年,為我們生活增添不少樂趣的她把16年活好活滿、很平靜地離開了。八年過去了,很多時候我還是會想到她,總是想像她在一個很美、很舒服的環境,一樣是一副很聰明可愛的樣子,還是有在關心著我們。

以前幫她拍的蜜蜂裝照、38照、喜氣洋洋照都在壞掉的硬碟裡,還好相處了16年,趁畫面依然清晰,想畫出記憶中她的樣子。



*Lady的明信片跟複製畫在這裡:

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