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Pandemic and My Beautiful ‘Beauty’

You can block love in 99 ways, but in that one powerful way it’ll outshine. Here’s a story of little fur-ball called Beauty whose presence on our premises subsided our pandemic blues. She just walked into my life and left footprints on my heart. –by Dr R Jayashree While the world was struggling in its own ways during the pandemic, we were blessed with Beauty in lockdown. Beauty – our furry…

Enjoy the ride – life’s lesson with Elsa

I was introduced to my goofy fur ball, Elsa, about a year and half ago. In the process of raising her, I learnt more about life. The greatest trait a dog has is the ability to love their family with unconditional love that surpasses their instincts. You are always the number one priority in their life and always will be. You may yell at them and they really don’t understand why, but with one…

We Are the World!

I’m Aayushmaan Malik from Panipat in Haryana, a Class X student. I am pet parent of a four-year-old German Shepherd named Dennis and a nine-month-old English Mastiff named Oscar. To join the team is a one year old Persian cat named Ginger, a feline fellow who is forever busy in looking and trying to get to the fishes in the aquarium placed in our lobby. All my pets live happily and enjoy spending…

Where there’s a WILL there’s a WAY… Meet Krushh—a Fighter & a Survivor!

They say you give a dog a LIFE; but in our case, it has been quite the opposite—Krushh is our LIFE, he is the spark of Kathpalia House and the only brother to three sisters. Yes! Brother who cares, who is there before anyone else, who doesn’t expect any favour in return, who is a giver. Krushh is all of that. Be it his sister’s wedding or Raksha Bandhan every year, Krushh has been right besides…

Cheers to Charismatic Chihuahua!

If dogs were music genres, then Chihuahuas would surely be Jazz. If dogs were musicians, then Kiwi was Michael Jackson - simply enigmatic. If dogs were books, then he was Harry Potter - simply magical. Apple of our eyes I will never forget the day I laid eyes on the most precious miniature Chihuahua at a pet shop in Janakpuri, New Delhi. He exuded love and invited adoration. Never again will I…

Robin and Aashna are BFF

Robin, a German Spitz, is 13 years old and elder to my granddaughter Aashna by 5 years. He takes no opportunity lost to express his feeling that Aashna is his BFF (Best Friend Forever). Both drool upon each other to such an extent that no one can intervene when they are together. My son Col Yashdeep Sinha is these days posted at Thiruvananthapuram while we are at Ghaziabad with Robin. Telephonic…

Our furry heartthrobs are our family and our world

Our furry heartthrobs are not just family, they are more than that. At times they become our whole world. When furry friends are around, there is no day you feel sad and alone. Once they depart from your life you miss their greet you receive whenever you come home. Their love is therapeutic when you feel alone; they hear all your troubles and keep the secret. They are more trustworthy than human…

My best friend Guddu

Guddu is cute & sweet. She loves to play with me all the time. I love to be with her.Guddu is my only friend with whom I love to spend my free time and she is the only friend who supports me when I feel lonely. Sulagna Doll, Howrah, West Bengal

Catman of Mylapore

SR Prakash, who voluntarily retired from the Indian Railways, spends most of his time with homeless animals, especially cats. He says rescuing and nurturing stray cats is his passion. Opposite the bus stand on the Luz Church Road in Mylapore is one of the secured spots where he feeds cats. Prakash takes care of around 75 cats around the city. Independent nature and cleanliness of cats allure him.…

Buddy a family member, not merely a friend

The universal phrase ‘Man’s Best Friend’ signifying dog’s loyalty and companionship with humans is not enough to describe the relationship between Buddy and his pet parent RR Aiyar, Executive Sr Vice President, Amity University Press. Buddy is a seven-year-old German Shepherd whom Aiyar calls him his family member and treats him like son. Here’s the story of this furry member of the Aiyar…

Ask Buddy

Ask and you shall get ANSWERS – WORDS of WISDOM by our WISE BUDY HIRANI Q: Buddy your view on Swach Bharat please. Will it ever be? –Venkat Reddy, Hyderabad Buddy: Of course it will be, if you want it to happen. It’s all in your own hands my fellow citizens. You do your own bit and keep your own surroundings clean. If you see someone littering around point it out to them. And this message is for…

Teach your dog skills to live life to the fullest

One of the best ways to build a healthier relationship with our canine is to use the principles of positive training that allow us to foster a relationship based on mutual trust and respect. It helps to teach them life-skills as every dog needs to learn how to live successfully in a human environment since living in a human world comes with certain unique pressures. Teaching them the skills and…

Pawtails

n 18In 2013, Naughty (a female English Crooker Spaniel) and King (a Golden Retriever) joined our family. Unfortunately King passed away in 2016 from a cardiac arrest. Naughty to me is my family. She is very caring, protective, understanding and full of joy. Due to my husband’s job, we have moved from Mumbai to a remote area where every now and then our house is visited by some unwanted guests,…

Sparkle Struck–Make them crazy in love

So this is about me—Sparkle, as my mom says I’m the most adorable and handsome Springer. Read on about my secrets to know how I train my Mom and Dad to dance to my tunes. I surely do train them all well. I’m handsome but not vain, I catch a lot of attentions—people stop, stare, pet me and drool over me, over my eyes, six dots on my snout, even my flying ears—it just gets too much! I rather get…

Bonding with Mario

My bonding with Mario started when I saw him for the first time; and we both knew right well in the first place what our destiny had set for us. At first, I was a bit scared of him, but now I can handle him alone. I love spending time with him and it seems like he enjoys my company too. It is such a wonderful pleasure to have him as part of my life. Recently an incident occurred and that made me…

MAX—The best gift ever

It was in May in the year 2014, my birthday was approaching and my husband had decided to give me the world’s most beautiful and precious gift one could ever gift his wife—a Life, i.e. MAX, a Neapolitan Mastiff. We had already decided his name a month back. The day he joined us, our life changed beautifully. It was such a warm moment when we held him in our arms and he was licking us all over…

My search for dog love – Mario comes home!

Missing my pet…….. I lived without a pet for three years. Those years were bad since I am the only child of my parents, I did not have anyone my age to talk to, play, share secrets. I pleaded to my parents to get me a dog. But “NO” was always the answer because my grandmother was not comfortable with pets. I was really sad for those three years. A chance to hope…… Then finally one day, I…

How Zoey found home?

Zoey, an adorable and full of love Labrador, was abandoned by her former family at five months of age. Their reason was they weren’t aware of the commitment required to care for a pet. Luckily, she was rescued in the nick of time by YODA (Youth Organisation in Defence of Animals) who sheltered her temporarily. Owing to Zoey’s young age and energy levels, YODA decided to find her a foster home so…

It is not miracle, It’s Magic!

Here’s an insight into a fascinating story of every emotion known to human involved, thus making me believe that ‘My Dog is My God’. MAGIC is the name! Yup you read it right. I call him MAGIC because he is ‘magical’ in every sense of our journey so far. Now, know how this ‘magic’ happened to me. It was on 6th July 2015, with the help of a clutch and a friend, I was very reluctant going out of my…

All in an extra-large furry family of eight

When my wife insisted on having a furry friend we brought home a Lab puppy of three months who was round and very naughty. That’s why we named him Robbie Williams! He is very playful and loves to go for drive anytime! In fact, it’s mandatory that he must be taken for a drive daily around the block. When Dr Elizabeth Thomas of Pet Oasis was instrumental in suggesting a partner for Robbie Williams,…