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We can never lose what’s a part of us!

Losing a pet can leave you shattered. The void can never be filled, you just grow with it. If you have also lost a pet, our heart goes out to you and we hope you find solace and strength to get back to life! –by Monita Manchanda Memories & Moments for life What a million dollar smile that basket containing a fur ball had brought on my daughter’s sleepy face! Yes, this was ten years…

LUNA – Our Shining Moon

It’s always hard to accept the fact that your beloved pooch is no more wagging his/her tail in your welcome or that a wet nose butt at six in the morning is suddenly unavailable. The days of deafening silence after they’re gone are the hardest to bear for all pet parents, especially if the beloved dog was an only pet. My little girl Luna, a yellow Labrador Retriever, crossed the rainbow bridge.…

Forever in My Heart

What will you do when your beloved pet dies? And people around you say, “It’s just a dog, so chill!” As we all say, Those who have never been with a pet will never get it. My dog Jacky was not merely a dog; he was my love, my little child. -by Pooja Khanna Why are you so depressed about your dog’s demise? People ask this because they won’t understand the pure love, the immense care, the…

Fighting Cancer Like a True Hero: Simba’s Courageous Journey

Battling cancer over a year, we lost Simba on 19th October 2019.–by Alka Paul My four-legged baby Simba, an English Springer Spaniel, had been with us since he was a three month old puppy. Our lives changed completely the moment Simba stepped into our abode. With time we learnt to become more patient, understanding, and empathic. He became the most vital part of our life. We never imagined in…

Bruno forever in our heart

Bruno was with us for 14 years, my one and only friend. I used to always say Hi or Bye to him while entering or leaving home. It was so difficult to leave him at home and go. He used to wait for me and when I returned he would cuddle, fight or play games. People in my locality used to call me Bruno’s brother. Still people ask me ‘how is your brother doing?’ And they are sad when I tell them that…

Remembering the love of our life – ROMEO

Happiness comes in many forms –ours came in the form of our little furball whom we named Romeo. It was August 28, 2009 when a new member was added to the Manchanda family – this member who on his arrival itself became the hub of all activities in the house, with everyone readily catering to his whims and fancies. Shopping trips, outings, dinners – all timings now began to be adjusted as per the…

Misha remains our fur’ever friend

True friendships are beautiful and rare. They require no words, language and span across religions, culture, nationalities and even species. Friendship between our Misha, a Labrador, and my son was such. There are loads of heart-warming stories of friendships between man and animal. The only ingredients are unconditional love and care…it is just a connect of the heart. Once the trust has been…

Pasha forever etched in our mind & heart

We lost Pasha a year ago but his memories from all the vacations we took together are forever etched in our minds and hearts! I and my husband love travelling and whenever we used to take a road trip, Pasha our Labrador baby used to be our constant companion. Pawfect travel companion All three of us have traversed the dense forests of Binsar, picturesque hill stations of Kufri & Shimla,…

Remembering Terry and his beloved antics

As author Khushwant Singh says, a pet dog is your best friend and you can’t replace the best with another. I can relate to this feeling so well. When our companion of twelve years, Terry, the lovely Lhasa Apso, crossed the rainbow bridge in 2007 we could not think of another pet despite imploring by many friends and well-wishers. Terry– An integral part of our family Terry had come to our home…

In memory of Brandy

Brandykool or Brandy in short was a mix Beagle we got in 2002 in Gurgaon. She and a Labrador called Button were given to us by a family who were leaving for Canada. Button was left with friends in Gurgaon whereas Brandy came with us to Chandigarh, but after ten years we shifted to Delhi. Brandy was very acrobatic, very loving and she used to jump from sofa to bed. She used to disturb my son,…

Kuttush still in my mind!

My dog Kuttush, whom I picked up from the street, was a bouncing baby boy who kept everyone on their toes around. But never in my wildest dreams could I imagine him gone today. I dreamt of Kuttush again. I saw him in the pink of his health, doing circles on our roof top, the wind ruffling through his thick white fur. I was conscious of the time loop in my dream; the clocks had been turned…

RIP Julie!

Julie was our youngest daughter. She was papa’s princess and mummy’s darling. She had her own language through which she would talk to all of us. She wanted to be around us all the time. Today, she is no longer with us. We wish her happiness wherever she is, though we like to believe that some part of her will always be alive with us forever. -Rupika Khanna, Lucknow

Indeed a Man’s Best Friend!

Dogs – they are a huge part of our lives. Dogs are special and a wonderful creation of God. They bring out the very best in us and love us unconditionally for what we are. The puppy eyes and warm heart, that makes them special. When all friends leave us, when you may not have money, no family but your pet is always there. I know that they bark and bite, but for someone who knows, they know what’s…

Why did you go away?

April 7, the most astonishing day of my life! Having a furry friend like Freddie was the happiest days of my life. I’m not sure how many of you will agree with me, but losing a pet is unbearable. The day he left, my heart forgot how to go on without him.For others he was ‘just a dog’ but for me he was my companion in my bad and good times.I often sit alone and think about that day he left…

Mr Buddy: The Humandog

Someone has said, “…When you buy a dog, you buy a future tragedy….” It is a correct but incomplete statement. Tragedy indeed but it is preceded by enormous love and joy, making it always a beautiful life. The family man… Our family was blessed with Mr Buddy, who was a family man. For him, the family was above all and he loved it more than anything else. With everyone else, he was just…

Rony taught me the meaning of FRIENDSHIP

In childhood everyone has one sibling or more to fight with and those who don’t have sometimes become upset like me! But in my life Rony walked in as an angel brother from another mother. I still remember him as a cute little indie boy running around me! And he became my first love and we used to play fights like anyone would do with their siblings. Bathing him was fun! While doing so…I used to…

Whisky… a treasure beyond compare

It was 12th January 2009, we were waiting outside an ultrasound clinic to get her ultrasound done before we went in for surgery when I suddenly heard a deep gurgling. She tried to get up and just as I held her frail body. We were blinded by fear of losing her. The same roads where we travelled for the past three years were suddenly new for us. Neither me nor my husband, who was driving, could get…

Meaning of ‘unconditional love’

‘Unconditional love’ – this term was taught to me by my dogs. When I was a kid, my dog Tarry was not so close to my dad initially, but an inseparable bond was developed between them later on. Whenever my dad returned home from his office, Tarry welcomed, greeted and respected him as master of the house. Even when my dad went abroad for work trips, he had to speak with Tarry on phone and then he…

Remembrance

Ronnie An epitome of love and devotion I love dogs. My mom loved dogs and being surrounded by dogs during my childhood days, I grew to love them too. And it all because of Ronnie, also my mom’s four-legged companion. Ronnie was the first dog our family had. An adorable Doberman pup - she was everyone’s sweetheart. She was gentle and extremely loving - a little naughty though, sometimes. One…

Reflections of Silky

I must have been in class V, if my memory doesn’t fail me and they were rich…very rich, rich in comparison to us…not in terms of money but because they had ‘Sherry’ - a black Pomeranian dog. Whenever we used to visit their place in the evening I would come back home very elated at having spent an entire evening with ‘Sherry’, but with a heavy heart wishing even I had a dog of my own. I had grown…