I was on the line just in front of United Airlines Terminal in LaGuardia Airport. There were three cars ahead of me and my eyes got stuck on a passenger in the line who was crying. And she happened to come to my cab with her husband. After she settled down I asked her if I might know why she was crying. She broke down into tears and told me that she just got a call that her dog just died while playing in the park. She thought that it was heart attack as there was no sign of any other disease other than minor arthritis. And Arthritis does not kill like that.. Throughout the whole 35 minutes of ride she was continuously broke down into tears as she was calling all her friends, her mother, her kids, co workers and so on. She was saying like,” How am I gonna live without him..? He was family..my home will be empty without him… he was such a good dog..” Her husband was trying to comfort her, “ Honey he is in better place (meant heaven..does dog go to heaven..?). don’t cry..we will get another dog..” and so on..
The funniest thing happen when I was looking through my rear view mirror and my eyes met the husbands eye and he smiled at me. I knew exactly what he meant by that smirk. He must have hated the dog..and it is possible that he hated dogs. He had nothing against that dog rather he just don’t like his home smelling like dogs all the time. I almost started to laugh but then again I could not be that heartless as I could certainly feel her pain even though I simply don’t like any animal like dogs or cats in my house. It started being a religious this as the Faristah (angels) does not come into a home with dogs and cats or any animals. . I like my home super clean with no odor what’s so ever. The husband seemed to be much more relaxed and he seemed to have a sense of winning the battle. But as like any other peace loving husband I am sure he will play the game accordingly.