Bunny, the cat’s school teacher had told the students about Valentine’s Day that is celebrated on 14th February every year and it is a day to express love for near and dear ones. Bunny was thrilled when she came to know about this.
Coming back from school, Bunny sat down to decide to who she should gift a greeting card as a Valentine gift. Bunny’s grandmother was nearby.
Bunny said, “Dadi, can you help me? I was thinking about who should be my Valentine?”
Dadi suggested that Bunny should show gratitude towards people who she learns from. She said, “Bunny your friends, teachers, relatives and family members can be your Valentine. It helps you…”
“Dadi! Please don’t disturb me. My teacher has already told us everything,” Bunny interrupted her Dadi, making a face.
“Okay, dear. But let me know once you finish,” said Dadi leaving Bunny alone.
“Shall I make a card for my friend Sofie who sits beside me? No. She didn’t show her new compass box to me.”
“Shall I give a gift to Jimmy? Na! Na! He pulls my tail every now and then,” Bunny murmured to herself.
“Bunny, I am leaving for your aunt’s house. I will be back tomorrow morning. Don’t trouble Dadi,” said Bunny’s mother and left.
“Mom. I know. I will take care of myself. Please don’t disturb me,” fumed Bunny.
A few hours had passed since her mother left, and Bunny was still engrossed in making her special valentine card and deciding on who to give.
“Shall I gift it to Dadi? But last week only I had given her a birthday gift. Now I should think of someone else,” thought Bunny to herself.
She had gone over all the names of her friends, but Bunny was still unable to settle on any one name. By now it was evening.
Bunny came to the balcony to take a break. She saw the sun and waved it goodbye. She kept gazing at the sun for a long time. She felt a sense of loneliness as the darkness increased. She could not understand what was bothering her.
Bunny looked up at the sky. The birds were flying hurriedly to their home and the children waiting for them. Seeing the birds, Bunny too started missing her mother.
Bunny decided to spend some time with her Dadi; and sat on the sofa watching her favourite show on television. But nothing seemed to make her happy. Dadi served her favourite ice cream, but Bunny was not interested. She had never been silent before.
Bunny had never lived without her mother for a single day. She was used to seeing her mother taking care of her, loving her, making her favourite dishes, taking up homework and all other things with her.
“Oh, mom! Where are you? I am missing you a lot. Please come back soon,” Bunny said aloud.
“I have taken you for granted. I’m so sorry mom. I love you,” Bunny realised her deepest love for her mom that day.
The next morning when her mother came back, Bunny ran as fast as she could and snuggled into her. She didn’t utter a word.
Her mother patted her lovingly but was curious to know what happened to Bunny.
Then she saw a greeting card in Bunny’s hand.
She removed and started reading, “To my dearest mom, Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you a lot. But please don’t leave me alone again. Yours, Bunny.”
Bunny’s mother hugged her and said, “Happy Valentine’s Day to you, dear.
I love you too.”