By Dr. Kuhu Roy
It was the eve of Butter’s tenth birthday, the 14th of August, 2016. I had bought a pink polka dot dress for her from Boston, during my maiden work related trip there the previous year. My eyes had fallen on the dress right upon entry at the PETCO store and imagined Butter wearing it. I grabbed it at the first go.
Dress rehearsals do go wrong. I thought we could have one for the birthday. Sibling rivalry as it may be termed or Guchi’s male ego, he insisted on wearing Butter’s birthday dress, while I was to try it on Butter. In the background, Butter can be seen scolding Guchguch to mind his own business and give her dress back.