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Just Fur Fun | March April 11

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write

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Tanuja M and ZAC

in your poems, short stories or anecdotes of your loving doggy and see them splash here. Here is the checklist of information we would love to have, e-mail it to us at info@dogsandpups.net

Just Fur Fun! All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Tanuja M
My Buddy’s Name is: ZAC
My Buddy’s Breed is: Labrador
My Buddy’s Age is: One year and two months.
My Buddy is: Male
My Buddy’s Favourite Treats: Fruits and Buttermilk
My Buddy’s First Love is: My mom
BUDDY AMD ME:
(Few of our favourite things)
List of activities we like doing the most: Fetch the ball and hide and seek
What we indulge on Sundays: Playing, eating and sleeping.
What is the best trick I have taught her: Silently taking away the fruits kept on dining table.

Just Fur Fun | Jan Feb 11

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write

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Brouno & Roger

in your poems, short stories or anecdotes of your loving doggy and see them splash here. Here is the checklist of information we would love to have, e-mail it to us at info@dogsandpups.net

Just Fur Fun! All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Tanisha
My Buddies’ Names are: Brouno & Roger
My Buddies’ Breed is Labrador Retriver
My Buddies’ Ages are: Both two months.
My Buddies are: Males
My Buddie’s Favourite Treats: Ice creams and chew sticks.
My Buddies’ First Love It’s me.
BUDDY AMD ME:
(Few of our favourite things)
Character Certificate to My Buddies Will Say: Brouno–very naughty and Roger–very playful and cute.BUDDY and ME: (Few of our favourite things)
List of activities we like doing the most Playing in the garden with a ball and watching TV and playing video games
What we indulge doing on Sundays: Sleeping for a long time on bed with my sweethearts

Just fur fun l Nov-Dec 2010

All About My Buddy:
My Name is: Alena
My Buddy’s Name is: Mischief
My Buddy’s Breed is:Pug
My Buddy’s Colour is: Fawn with black highlights
My Buddy’s Age is: 4 years
My Buddy’s Favourite Treat:Banana
My Buddy’s Funniest Habits:He tries to bite and nibble my ear
My Buddy’s First Love: Only me
My Buddy’s Foods: Roti and fruits
Character Certificate to My Buddy Will Say:Sleepy head but loving
BUDDy and ME: (Few of our favourite things)
List of activities we like doing the most: He loves to sleep by my side as I sing for him
What we indulge doing on Sundays:Sleep
What is the best tricks I have taught him: To bite my grandfather’s socks!

Multiply fun and joy at vacations

The problem…

If your holiday plans are always hampered or have you worried about leaving Bruno with a neighbour or a relative, a kennel that is hygienic, safe and would care enough when you are away on your travels, most of the time one ends up with canceled plans or short breaks or simply worrying about your pet instead of enjoying your holiday.

The solution…

Mahindra Homestays, a part of Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited, offers over 350 homes across 52 destinations and 15 states of India and about 50 percent of them are pet friendly. The homestays that allow pets have hosts who love having pets around and one can’t miss that they also are pet owners, making them empathise with a pet’s needs. As Jaideep Singh of Madhu Pushp Bhawan, Rajasthan puts it, “My pet name is Johnny and since most of the people do not allow pets in their hotels, we give the tourists a facility to stay with their pets.” Their own pets also usually get along well with the paw guests. Safety of all the pets and other guests are also taken care of.

Your pet stays with you and is allowed to roam free (if everyone is comfortable). The best part of such a trip for your pet is that these homes are huge and have a lot of space for running around and playing (unlike city homes). The pets also get to have the company of other pets and new people. Usually pets stay is not charged but this would depend from home to home and on the length of stay and on special requirements for your pet.

Various types of houses including heritage homes (havelis, tharavad houses, palaces etc) or plantation home and farms, and city homes with modern touches (like in Kochi, Jaipur, Delhi) and rural homes (Ladakh, Kewsing, Sindhudurg) are part of the portfolio giving a traveler enough choice of experiences and culture but with a wide range of prices to suit all budgets. One can even choose to experience a real rural lifestyle by visiting their homes in Spiti, Pali and Ladakh.

The experience…

The essential homestay experience is similar to staying with relatives or your closest friends. You may go out with your pet or leave him behind in loving and caring hands knowing that they are looked after. “Normally, pet parents take care of the pet, we just guide them,” told Jaideep Singh. For their feeding, usually the hosts are happy to feed them whatever their own pets eat but if you bring along dry food that’s taken care of for their meals too. You can see the staff or the host even taking your dog out for a walk, however, some homeowners may expect guests to ensure that the pets do not create a mess. As Priyanshika Sur puts it, “My daughter’s (pet) name is Persia and we took her on a vacation at one of Mahindra Homestays venue.

The staff was very friendly and we had a good time. It’s a great effort of Mahindra Homestays.”

For more information visit: www.mahindrahomestays.com

Just fur Fun | Sep Oct 10

All About My Buddy:

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Gold and Dolly

My Name is: Neha Kanchan

My Buddies’ Names Are: Gold and Dolly

My Buddies’ Breed is Labrador Retrievers and German Spitz

My Buddies’ Age Are: 1 Year (Gold) & 1.3 Years (Dolly)

My Buddies’ Are: Male (Gold) & Female (Dolly)

My Buddies’ Colours are Golden (Gold) and White (Dolly)

My Buddies’ Favourite Treats: Biscuits and Curd

My Buddies’ Funniest Habits: They keep running all around me while I am doing any work

My Buddies’ First Love: It’s me for both Gold and Dolly

Character Certificates to My Buddies Gold very adorable and dolly very naughty and my sweetheart

BUDDIES and ME: (Few of our favourite things)

List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: Playing, walking and jumping and Gold loves to take a bath

What We Indulge Doing on Sundays: Playing with toys and of course eathing!!

What is the Best Tricks I Have Taught Them: Fetch the ball and the bone

Just Fur Fun! | July Aug 10

All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Rosh

My Buddies’ Names Are: Nikki, Bruno & Renee

My Buddies’ Breed is Labrador Retrievers

My Buddies’ Colour is: Fawn

My Buddies’ Age Are: 5 Years (Nikki), 3 Years (Bruno) & 3 Years (Renee)

My Buddies’ Favourite Treats: They love to gorge on chew sticks & Ice Cream

My Buddies’ Funniest Habits: Every night after dinner they are the first ones to book their place on the bed which leaves me totally confused.

My Buddies’ First Love: Any day it’s me even though everyone at home loves three of them.

My Buddies’ Foods: They love anything made with chicken and simply adore any kind of fruits.

Celebrities My Buddies Resemble: They are the best celebrities around the house

Character Certificates to My Buddies Will Say: Always playful (Nickki & Bruno), Very very caring (Renee)

A Song Dedicated to My Buddies: Any song dedicated to friends’ Coz I love them so much

BUDDIES and ME: (Few of our favourite things)

List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: Playing outside with tha ball and goimng for the walks

What We Indulge Doing on Sundays: Going for long drives in car with their heads held outside the windows

What is the Best Tricks I Have Taught Them: They are too cute to be trained

Pet Travel

Doubling the fun and adventure…

For those who love thrill and adventure, trekking is fun. And, if you have a pooch and are planning a holiday in the Himalayas, take him along. They’ll surely love it, just like our pawstar Sheeba!

Last summer, we were the only people in Ladakh trekking with our dog, Sheeba (Indian mixed with Basenji). WePet travel took her in the car from Delhi to Darcha, the starting point of the Zanskar Valley Trek to Lamayuru (20 days). And, we flew back from Leh to Delhi. It was surprisingly easy, for her and for us. Here are five tips to make trekking easier with your pooch:

Acclimatizing in high altitude for city dogs: Sheeba had no problems at all acclimatizing to the high altitude of Ladakh. She was running up the rocky mountains like she would run up a little hill. In fact, she must have done the trek three times by running forward and backward, checking on us slow humans. Even when we reached the highest pass on the trek (nearly 5500 m) she was not only the first on top but also still smiling while we were catching our breath.

Feeding the dog on the trek: We fed dry active-dog-food (high energy food) as well as eggs, paneer, rice, milk, pasta and potatoes to Sheeba.

Protect wild life from your dog: Due to the enormous space she had in Ladakh (no trees), running was fun for her and we could see her all the time. Only when she was tempted to hunt marmots we would put her on the leash or put on a muzzle. Of course, she was absolutely not allowed to hunt any wild animals! Thanks God, she is well trained. So at the end of three weeks running she was one of the fittest and fastest dogs in India. Her fur was shiny, her muscles strong and she was very happy.

Watch out for other dogs and leopards: We also took Sheeba and her younger friend Cato (an Indian mixed breed) to Himachal Pradesh. This was also fun, but one had to be more careful because of the leopards. The leopards will usually not attack the dogs when they are near humans. So, our dogs were always with us. Unfortunately the mountain dogs, which protect the sheep and goats from leopards can be very aggressive towards other dogs. So we had to watch out for them more.

Bonding experience for dogs and humans: It was a great bonding time for us and we will take our dogs Sheeba and Cato to Ladakh this year again.

So, if you are planning a trekking adventure, take your pooch along… and have double the fun!

Just fur Fun | May June 10

All About My Buddy:

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Yogini & Goofy

My Name is: Yogini

My Buddies’ Names is: Goofy

My Buddies’ Breeds is: Irish Setter

My Buddies’ Ages is: Two years & Five months

My Buddies is: Male

My Buddies’ Favourite Treats : Royal Canin Biscuits

My Buddies’ Funniest Habits : When I play with other dogs and come back home, he gets angry and doesn’t talk to me for a long hours.

My Buddies’ First Love: Hot Lips

My Buddies’ Food: He loves boiled chicken with rice and vegetables

Celebrities my Buddies’ Resemble: GOOFY – the cartoon character

Character Certificates to my Buddies : Extremely intelligent and cute

A Song dedicated to My Buddy : Hero by Enrique Iglesias

BUDDY and ME:
(Few of our favourite things)

List of Activities We Like Doing the Most :
Playing with ball and catch n’ cook

What We Indulge Doing on Sundays:
Get up late, watch a movie, go for a walk and drive and play with mom and dad.

What is the Best Tricks I Have Taught them :
To runaway when he’s not hungry, to play Frisbee, to run to his girlfriend’s house in the next building.

Just fur Fun | March April 10

All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Shanmugan S

My Buddies’ Names are: Jenny & Scooby

My Buddies’ Breeds are: Labrador Retriever & Doberman Pinscher

My Buddies’ Ages are: 4 Yrs (Jenny) & 3.5 Yrs (Scooby)

My Buddies are : Female (Jenny) & Male (Scooby)

My Buddies’ Colours are: White (Jenny) & Black & Brawn (Scooby)

My Buddies’ Favourite Treats : Biscuits & Ice Cream

My Buddies’ Funniest Habits : They keep running all around me when I return… from office

My Buddies’ First Love: It’s me for Jenny & mom for Scooby

Celebrities my Buddies’ Resemble: Manisha Koirala (Jenny) & Vijay (Scooby)

Character Certificates to my Buddies : Jenny : Very adorable and Scooby : very naughty and darling

BUDDY and ME: (Few of our favourite things)

List of Activities We Like Doing the Most : Playing, walking, jumping and Jenny loves to bathe

What We Indulge Doing on Sundays: Playing in the lawn

What is the Best Tricks I Have Taught them : Fetch the ball, hide & seek and fetch the bone

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Jenny (Left) & Scooby (Right)

Just Fur Fun | Nov Dec 09

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write

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Boozo & Zuby

in your poems, short stories or anecdotes of your loving doggy and see them splash here. Here is the checklist of information we would love to have, e-mail it to us at info@dogsandpups.net

 

All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Shruti malhotra

My Buddy’s Names are:Boozo and Zuby

My Buddy’s Breed is: Labrador Retriever

My Buddy’s Age is: 10.5 Years and 1 Year

My Buddy are : Boozo (Male) & Zuby (Female)

My buddy’s colours : Boozo (Black) & Zuby (white Cream)

My Buddy’s Favourite Treats : Chicken & Rice

My buddies’ characteristics that make them so lovable: Boozo (very adjusting & Emotional) & Zuby (hungry for love)

Songs to Dedicate to My Buddy : Boozo (Hum kaale hain to kya hua dilwale hain) & Zuby (Pretty woman walking down the street)

BUDDY and ME: (Few of our favourite things)

List of Activities We Like Doing the Most : ramp at our terrace garden

What We Indulge Doing on Sundays: walk at Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri

What are the Best Trick I Have Taught them : Sit, Speak, Shakehand, Dawn, Jump, Circle & Stay

One thing they love most : A ride in the car