Pet Stories

Buddy, our Super-pup

Buddy, our Super-pup
My husband and I have always been fond of pets. Originally from Mumbai, my husband and I moved to Goa for his new job. So, after a few months of marriage and the stress of settling down in a new city receded, we decided it was the right time to get ourselves a puppy. Apart from the unconditional love and heartwarming cuteness, we didn't have the slightest clue of what we're in for the long run.

Why you should never skip flea, tick and worm prevention for your furry friends

Why you should never skip flea, tick and worm prevention for your furry friends

I am sorry – this blog post full of itchy, wriggly things is probably going to make your skin crawl but it has an important message. Please don’t skip on flea and tick prevention and worming of your dogs and cats!

Parasites like fleas, ticks and worms may be small but they cause problems quite out of proportion to their size. They mean great discomfort for your pet and can be fatal in some cases. To add to the problems, some of the pests can cause severe illness and even death in humans.

Finding Suzi's Mommy

Finding Suzi's Mommy

Did I just spot a new dog? I thought, just as Aladdin and Lily were clamouring to be fed their breakfast one Sunday morning. Could this be my Kaalu? Though he looks slightly different. I was unsure so I simply ignored it for the time being hoping to catch a glimpse of this possibly new dog in the block again.

A few hours later, I see the black dog again and this time I manage to get a good hard look.  As I try to approach this dog, seeing her darting eyes and friendly glances, I am certain she is lost.

Dog-Ma

Dog-Ma
Almost two years of being a ‘dog-ma’, in every possible way a kaleidoscope of emotions, thrills, hopes and dreams. She has taken me to the moon and back - several times - and continues to do so in her magical way every day.

Jimmy walked into my life with her four little salt and pepper paws a year earlier. I believe she was God sent. Maybe my Guardian Angels realized the trough I was facing in life then and to bolster me out of my own crevice and had sent this furball my way.

On Dog Duty

On Dog Duty

We picked dogs up and  brought them into our home
They were also born to be free and to roam  
But they had very little choice
Because they do not have a voice

They are always so loving loyal and good 
And deserve much more than water, warmth and food
Give them something to play with and  enjoy
A dog friend,  and maybe  a toy they  can destroy

How to housebreak or potty train your puppy if you live in a flat

How to housebreak or potty train your puppy if you live in a flat

If you are an engaged canine parent, then you probably already know this. Much like humans, no two dogs are the same in their behaviour and personality.

Yes, bringing a puppy home is a huge responsibility but it’s equally rewarding if you build this new relationship on a strong and solid foundation.

If you are a first-time pet parent or a pet parent to a new puppy then this article is for you.

Introducing your dog and your newborn – how to prepare your pooch!

Introducing your dog and your newborn – how to prepare your pooch!
Remember the day when he knew it before you had even bothered to check your HCGs (pregnancy tests)? Remember his cold nose over your belly trying to sniff something new inside? Remember his protectiveness, when he never left your side even when you went through the worst of your mood swings? Well, all those hard times did reap you a cute little bundle of joy that is going to light up your world like no one ever did.

The Making of a Therapy Dog: the Story of Phulki

The Making of a Therapy Dog: the Story of Phulki

Phulki came to us in the spring of 2016 just as Delhi was transitioning from winter into summer.  Our first glimpse of her was a little puppy, honey coat gleaming in the brilliant sunlight of the spring, oblivious to her surroundings, fast asleep curled under a bench in a narrow lane next to a dhaba in Delhi’s bustling Shantiniketan locality.