Arshad Warsi

In our tryst with stars having fascination for pooches, this time we sniffed into a household where music, dance, drama, action, tragedy and of course love stories have evolved. Did we hear a circuit at MTV? Yes, we are talking about the famous Bollywood ‘Circuit’ of Munnabhai MBBS fame, Arshad Warsi, choreographer-turned actor and the gorgeous MTV VJ of yesteryears, Maria Gorreti who share the memories of some beautiful moments with their furry angels. The celeb couple—Arshad Warsi and Maria Gorreti—need no introduction. Arshad Warsi has many successful movies to his credit, the most recent one is Ishqiya and Maria Gorreti had stolen many a heart with her stint as VJ at MTV. This celeb couple is equally passionate about their furry angels.

 

Arshad WarsiThe celeb couple—Arshad Warsi and Maria Gorreti—need no introduction. Arshad Warsi has many successful movies to his credit, the most recent one is Ishqiya and Maria Gorreti had stolen many a heart with her stint as VJ at MTV. This celeb couple is equally passionate about their furry angels.

Not just canines…

“I was and I am quite a nut when it comes to having pets. I had pets since I was eight years old. During school days, I had rats as pet. Not satisfied with rats alone, I wanted monkey, horse etc. as pets too,” revealed Arshad.

The debutant…

While spreading cheer with her dimpled smile, Maria fondly remembers her first pet member, Betty Boo, a Golden Retriever, gifted to her by hubby Arshad. “I wanted a Bull Mastiff but the moment I saw Betty, I simply fell in love with her,” said Maria. Seeing her love for canines, you won’t believe that Maria was bitten by a dog as a kid. Though this incident developed a fear in her, but gradually it disappeared with time. And today, she can’t even imagine her life without the furry angels.

Ninja Boxer…

“Betty was so adorable that she could hardly get out of my mind,” told Maria. Her love for pooches didn’t stop here; as Betty’s well mannered and cute antics guided her to go for more! Maria wanted to adopt Arshad’s favorite breed, Bull Mastiff. Her friend, Shyam Rammna, an ad filmmaker, offered her one offspring of his Boxer’s litter. What attracted Maria to this 25-day-old puppy was his strange act of standing on his feet with stretched forelimbs. “He stood up like a Ninja fighter… and so I instantly named him Ninja,” told Maria.

Ninja’s homecoming…

Sharing more on Ninja’s home coming Arshad added, “The moment Ninja reached home, he walked towards Betty’s bowl full of mince and rice. Being tiny, he slipped into the bowl, ate up all the food and scrambled there. Being full, he could barely walk, and so lying in the same position, he went to sleep. This was how we welcomed tiny mini bundle of joy to our family.”

Cute chubby litter…

“Ninja was the cutest Boxer, who never indulged into fights. He used to sit on the window and look outside,” fondly remembers Arshad. With all good looks, Ninja grew up to be a real gentleman. Betty and Ninja fell in love, which resulted in a litter of seven pups– four black and three fawn coloured. “They all looked like funny cute chubby litter. Out of them, we kept a black one, and named him Taz,” shared Maria, “He has now turned into a big fat cow…thankfully he is really healthy.”

Most cherished moment…

Sharing some BOW delights, both Arshad and Maria burst into splits of laughter and explained, “Whenever there’s a party at our place…our canine cuties have a blast. They keep hovering around showing all kinds of antics to please everyone. And after having their favorite chicken treat, they end up lying on their backs with big satiating stomachs. This is one annoying habit, which always makes us laugh.”

Pawfect replacement…

Loss of both Ninja and Betty remains the most horrifying moment in Maria and Arshad’s life. “They were too young to die, just nine years old,” shared Maria. The vacuum created after losing their furry buddies has now been pawfectly filled up by Taz. Arshad and Maria share a wonderful coexistence together with him. “Taz is always around…spreading fun ‘n’ frolic,” added Maria.

The fake-fighter…

Arshad’s favorite sport is the fake-fight with his furry friend. “Me and Taz love to have one-to-one. I become a wild beast and fight with Taz, full of fur… it’s a really GRRReat feeling,” shared Arshad. “No one could ever make out that we are fighting. It’s so natural. Well it’s a boys’ game.”

The siblings…

Maria and Arshad are blessed with two beautiful kids – five-year-old Zeke and two-and-a-half-year-old Zenny, who also share a loving relation with Taz. “Their bonding with Taz is so strong that at times they save their tiffins and share it with him when back from school,” told Maria.

Humble message…

As pet lover, Maria advocated, “Always have a pet…dogs are wonderful companions. They are true stress busters. I forget all my pain and worries when Taz sits in my lap, staring at me with all the faith,” while Arshad advised “Love pets and be responsible to them”.

An appeal…

To conclude, Arshad appealed, “My biggest concern is Mumbai’s pariahs…we really need to do something about them. I request all pooch lovers to start an initiative…together we can save our pooches.”

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