Amazing Life with pets 8

I never knew life would be really busy and hilarious when you have a pet around. All I was thinking when we bought our Bruno (pug, one-year-old male dog) home for the first time, that it’s going to be a roller coaster ride for me. But life changed in many ways since a year. If you are a pet parent or have pets in the family then I am sure you will agree with some of the things I have experienced.


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1. You cannot have an alone moment even after the entire house is snoring, because there, from a corner you know a pair of eyes is watching and waiting for you to come and pet him or her.

2. If you are visiting a friend home who has a pet, be prepared to be welcomed with a house full of dog hair. Wherever you lay your eyes, you will find it. Maybe not in your food, though! Oops!!

3. You are definitely going to be spooked at night for no reason because dogs have a code that says “bark at nothing”.

4. Eating a snack? Look under, near your feet. There is a tiny little animal asking for you to share, always.

5. As soon as you return home from being out, there is always someone who greets you with all the love, every day.

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6. Most often than not, you cancel your fun gatherings just because you don’t want to leave your dog alone.

7. You will never feel alone or lonely. You will always have a companion who thinks of you as its world!

8. Got a puppy? Be ready to be termed as the mop lady/man cleaning the piddle all over the house.

9. When you have tiny little paws, you don’t need an alarm clock. Because before you open your eyes, your furry best friend is trying to wake you to open the door and let him/her out.

10. You find yourself socializing with many new people in newer groups. Of course, all who have pets and dog lovers.

11. You are a goner when the head tilts.

12. As hard you try to act normal when you are planning to go out leaving your pet home, he always seems to know.

13. Your mobile is full of your pet’s cute pictures and you have your pet picture as wallpaper.

14. In a weird way, you understand every expression your dog makes and you talk to him or her casually just like how we talk to our children. The best part is they understand our language and untold words even better.

15. Yes! When you have a dog around, there is not a single dull moment. Life with a pet is more fun.

If you are a dog parent and agree with any of my feelings as well, then hit the share button. Let’s spread the joy of having a dog. If you got more to add to this list, comment it. We dog parents stay connected, yeah?

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Let there be no other Pradyuman! 1926


Dear All,

This is an open letter to whomsoever it may concern, I am really shaken by the death of Pradyuman and series of events that have surfaced in different schools victimising little kids.

I am a mother of a 2-year-old child and the day I saw the news about the cold-blooded murder of a 7-year-old Pradyumn, I was left dumbstruck. Well, I never doubted the fact that human is the most dangerous animal but the way this little boy was murdered is… word can describe it.

I don’t know if there was something wrong with schools or there is something seriously wrong with the school management. But, another point that I would like to raise here is about the playschools.

I think most of the parents nowadays send their kids to playschool. It’s a place where children learn the basics of life and get geared up to enter the real world of schooling. But, have you noticed that there are so many playschools have mushroomed in every nook and corner of the city.

I just want to know how many such schools are affiliated or is there any system in place which assures that these playschools follow a set pattern. It might not concern a few but to many of us, it is a point of worry. Knowing the fact that our little ones are very small, they can barely speak clearly, they are too naïve to understand the ill-intentions and malicious thoughts; under such circumstances, there is a dire need to have a system in place which sets the certain protocol for opening playschools.

Even if there are parameters that need to be met to open playschool, it’s important to check for those schools which are running in a room or in a small area where no amenities are present.

What can we do as parents?

I agree to the fact that schools are the second home for a child but, taking into account the recent precedence, it is the time that we as parents take up the charge and become proactive.

If you are planning to enroll your child or have already enrolled then you must have these pointers on your radar-

  • You must know about the playschool and its staff.
  • Try to stay personally connected with the staff members and other staff of the school
  • Enquire about the verification procedure of the staff members
  • The schools should have enquired complete details about each member of the staff, starting from the teachers to the watchman
  • Enquire about the first aid facility available in the school
  • Make sure that you drop your child to his/her class
  • You should do a surprise check in the school
  • Don’t forget to meet your ward’s teacher regularly
  • And the most important thing, you should observe the behavior of your child. It’s very important that you must check if your child is happy to go to school and at the same time he/she is happy while coming back.

These are a few suggestions from my end, you can obviously leave your opinions and feedback on the same. Let’s promise to ensure the safety of our children and their childhood.




Why is ‘Adoption’ unapproved by society for an unmarried single parent? 1383

I was preparing for sleep last night when my friend Asmi called me up. She was sounding flustered. More than flustered, there was a rage in her voice. It happens rarely that Asmi cries. She is 30, strong, self-reliant and a career-oriented woman. She didn’t marry because she chose not to marry. There is no catastrophic heartbreak story behind. Her focus has always been on her career. She is practical and staunched.

I understood her heart is really heavy else there has never been any place for tears in her eyes.

I quizzed her the reason.

“I am not crying because am sad, I am crying because am helpless and exasperated.” Asmi retorted.

I didn’t interrupt and allowed her to put her heart out.

“Preeti, I called my mother last night and had an argument with her.” she continued.

“I told my mother that I want to adopt a baby. Before I could say anything further she started yelling at me. She scolded me saying, Asmi already because of your decision of not getting married we are in pain. Why are you adding troubles to our lives? If you really want to adopt a baby just forget us. We have to live in this society and will have to answer people around. You have always done whatever you want but this time you are crossing your limits.

If not today, maybe tomorrow you will get married. Who will marry a girl with one child? Such things appear good in movies only. You better start focusing on marriage now. Preeti, My mother wasn’t even ready to listen to my thoughts”. Asmi started sobbing.

I really had no words to console her. Her thoughts were irreproachable and valiant.

But we cannot even disregard the fact that we live in a hypocrite society. When celebrities like Sushmita, Angelina, Sunny and more adopt a baby, we eulogize, lionize, praise their thoughts and we consider it as an act of kindness. We appreciate their humanity. We deduce that they gave a new life to someone. But when anyone from our own house even thinks of adoption we make them go through ignominy by coming up with the questions like is there any medical issue? Are you not straight? Why don’t you marry and then plan your own baby? Why are you trying to shame your parents? Why don’t you understand this baby won’t be your own blood? Are you kidding? Etc.

I’ve read somewhere that parenthood requires love and not DNA. I wish we really understand that. Your genes won’t define your family, our family is built with love care and respect. There are many people who do have a heart for adoption but fear comes in between. Fear of society.

I wish people understand that adopting a baby whether you are single or married isn’t a crime.

Adoption will not only give a baby a family but will also give us a special feeling. A feeling of being human. Probably the purpose we all are here for, giving life a life.