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Why should humans have all the fun - A guide to celebrating Holi with Dogs!

Why should humans have all the fun - A guide to celebrating Holi with Dogs!

Holi is right around the corner, and most of us await the festival of joy and colour with glee. Faces will again be awash in every imaginable hue and the streets will be full of the kind of vibrancy that only Holi can bring. People come together and exchange the usual, decadent Holi delicacies with cheer.

It's no wonder then that many of us also want to include our pooches in the festivities. Our furballs of love are such an important part of our world and we love celebrating anything and everything with them!

However, in the heady exuberance of Holi, it's important we still remember the fact that the things that are safe for us may not always be safe for our animal companions.

My Cat, Igor

My Cat, Igor

The doorbell rings and the first person to zoom across the door to greet his guests is Mr Igor. He will scan every guest by rubbing himself against them. Few questions will be asked in the form of meows and purrs. The ones under suspicion are nibbled and left with a warning. Only after the security check is done, the person is allowed an entry. Every person who has visited our house would testify to this kind of scrutiny by our purr-master, Igor. Mind you, this is rather difficult for the faint-hearted or non-animal lovers!!

My cat Igor, better known as @igorkooka, turned 4 recently. In human years, he is as old as me now.

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.

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.

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.