Back in 2015, I shared about My dog, Spot. For those who can’t be arsed to read, it’s basically about my then-favourite stuffed dog that I believed was real.
To be honest, I can’t exactly remember what happened to Spot, but I always believed that he got thrown away when we moved homes 23 years ago. I don’t know why I’ve never attempted to look for him, but he still remains one of my fondest memories till this day. And I still regale people with my manic behaviour with regards to Spot.
So just two days back, my sister decided to do a massive cleanup of her room and there was some major de-cluttering going on. I was just sitting in the living room, eating some crisps and watching some TV. My younger sister decided to pop in on the mess and randomly brought toys from yesteryear out to show me.
Of course I remembered most of them. They brought back my childhood in an instant. But because I was watching tv, I wasn’t showing my utmost enthusiasm. Also, I’m quite a hoarder, so I tried not to be too involved or I would want to keep everything. And then my dad suddenly popped out from behind my sister holding it.
IT WAS MY DEAREST SPOT! I was so shocked and happy to see him that I immediately started crying after exclaiming “SPOT!!!” My two younger siblings started laughing at me because no one expected such a reaction. I didn’t expect myself to get so emotional too, but it just happened lol.
Every memory of Spot came flooding back to me. From the day my mum presented him to me when I was eight till how I thought him gone from my life forever. My older sister missed my outburst because she was in the toilet but she said it was a waste that she missed it. I’m just glad I had one less spectator to witness that spectacle.
But now, I guess they finally believe how much Spot meant to me. And of course I couldn’t let him be abandoned again. I know I’ll be turning 36 in a few months, but he was a very important part of my childhood, so he’ll be here to stay. He’s currently awaiting his turn to go into the wash, so I don’t have a picture of him, but I promise to show it to you soon.