As a veterinary surgeon, I have often been abused, kicked, and bitten by my patients. Not for any grudge or hatred they bore me, but it was the only way they could react while being subjected to some of the painful procedures. A strong kick from a cow at the most vulnerable of parts can send any Vet flying out of the cattle shed. You’ll find more calluses on the shinbones of a Vet than on any international hockey player. Appu was a rather nondescript dog who stands out from among those who subjected me to such abuses. I’ve never seen a dog with such a sense of humor.