Today we went to look for our dog Uli to the residence where he has spent the last forty days. Not because I wanted to. I had no choice. A family disorder has left me no other way out. In these forty days we have gone to see him, my wife and I, twice. When felt my voice, Uli began to move nervously and impatiently in his area. Then he would stand with his legs and trunk straight and his ears extended and would move again and again. The tail was not quiet for a second. When we entered his area, he kept throwing himself on me and licking my hands and face. He approached gently to my wife, rubbing against her gently as if she knew she was not well and now her owner was very fragile. Today, as if he sensed that it was a special day, there was no way for him to stop or put on his collar and leash. He just wanted to go out and go with us. This was what was happening. Uli, somehow I knew that today was the day to go home. Now, for a while, already at home, lies next to us. From time to time he opens his eyes and looks at us, moves his tail and goes back to sleep. Welcome home, dear Uli.

Today we went to look for our dog Uli to the residence where he has spent the last forty days. Not because I wanted to. I had no choice. A family disorder has left me no other way out. In these forty days we have gone to see him, my wife and I, twice. When felt my voice, Uli began to move nervously and impatiently in his area. Then he would stand with his legs and trunk straight and his ears extended and would move again and again. The tail was not quiet for a second. When we entered his area, he kept throwing himself on me and licking my hands and face. He approached gently to my wife, rubbing against her gently as if she knew she was not well and now her owner was very fragile. Today, as if he sensed that it was a special day, there was no way for him to stop or put on his collar and leash. He just wanted to go out and go with us. This was what was happening. Uli, somehow I knew that today was the day to go home. Now, for a while, already at home, lies next to us. From time to time he opens his eyes and looks at us, moves his tail and goes back to sleep. Welcome home, dear Uli.

Avui hem anat a buscar l’Uli a la residència a on ha passat els darrers quaranta dies. No perquè jo volgués. No he teningut més remei. Un trasbalsament familiar no m’ha deixat cap altra sortida.

En aquests quaranta dies l’hem anat a veure, la meva dona i jo, dues vegades. Quan sentia la meva veu l’Uli començava a moure’s nerviós i impacient per la seva zona. Després es quedava parat amb les potes i el tronc ben rectes i les orelles esteses i tornava a moure’s sense parar. La cua no restava quieta un segon.

Quan entràvem a la seva zona no parava de tirar-se’m a sobre i de llepar-me mans i cara. A la meva dona s’hi atansava amb suavitat, fregant-se contra ella suaument com si sabes que no es trobava bé i era la seva ama, tan fràgil ara.

Avui, com si pressentís que era un dia especial, no havia forma que parès quiet ni manera de posar-li el collar i enganxar-li la corretja. Només volia sortir i marxar amb nosaltres. Això era el que estava passant. L’Uli, d’alguna manera sabia que avui era el dia de tornar a casa.

Ara, des-de fa estona, jeu al costat nostre. De tan en tan obre els ulls i ens mira, mou la cua i torna a dormir.

Benvingut a casa, estimat Uli.