El Estoque

Trust or distrust

Aafreen Mahmood

A little bit of trust can remove some suspicions and help build a lasting relationship

 

One day, I was over at a friend’s house, and she has a dog that I felt naturally inclined to play play with. But when I got home I was in trouble. No, it wasn’t my mother demanding where I’ve been and with who.
 
It was Milo.
 
He came up to me with his tail wagging, but as soon as he was within a few feet of me his tail ceased to wag. He cocked his head and looked at me curiously, and it was clear that all the excitement he usually greets me with had disappeared. There was a look of betrayal in his eyes. He walked towards me tentatively, and began to sniff my pant legs, feet, handseverywhere.

 
He was able to smell the other dog on me. I was caught. For what? Cheating on him. And this isn’t the first time. 
 
Unlike other relationships, however, we ended on good terms. After a few pats on the head and reassuring words of my love for him, it was all better. He doesn’t hold it against me because, in the end, I always come home to him. But, if I came home with another dog, that’d be a different case.)
 
It’s a trust thing. He knows that no matter what, he’ll always be my number one dog. If there’s no trust in our relationship, then everything would go downhill in an instant.
 
Or you can be like Milo and go right into a “friendly investigation”. Either way, things will eventually work out.
 
 
 

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