Hmm, it's hard to point at one specific thing. But he's been with us for 6 years and every time I'm feeling tense or sad, I simply go and hug him. Helps relieve a lot of negativity.
Also, today I was worried about some decisions I had to make and kept freaking out about how the future will turn out. So I got Pablo to my bed and lied down with him. Not only did he relieve my stress, but slowly I started to think more clearly and realised I needn't worry and was able to focus better.
Old meets gold
So meet Cara and Izzie, they have been a part of the family for 1 month and 1.5 years respectively.
I adopted Cara as she was abandoned at the age of 10 days and was eaten by maggots.
Izzie was a playful addition to my sister's family because we love dogs.
They both are our daughters and keep our house full or joy. They're both sisters now and izzie is really protective of Cara as you can see in the picture.
I had the privilege of adopting my furry daughter, Cinderella, at the age of 16. At that time it had been 5 years since I was diagnosed with clinical depression with suicidal tendencies.
It was 2008 and so far the most difficult time of my life, as if being a teenager wasn't hard enough. But my baby entered on 2nd December 2008 and saved me. I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to appear for my 10th boards and frankly that wasn't the priority for anyone, given my mental health.
It took her 3 seconds to completely turn my world. The moment I saw her for the first time, jumping around to find a spot to pee, I almost instinctively picked her up (mid peeing) and refused to put her down until I took her home. Within a month I was a functional kid, because I knew I had to be someone my baby could be proud of. I became a mom the day she entered my life.
She passed away 2 years ago due to an enlarged heart and took mine with her, but she filled my otherwise lonely and dark life with so much love that I still think of just making her proud. She is my family and I'm forever indebted to her for if it wasn't for her, I might not have even been here today.
Its been two years that i took animal rights as my field in law. I always liked animals and it wouldn't be a surprise if i got home puppies every second month. But working for this cause has opened up my eyes for compassion towards not only dogs but also animals such as birds, horses, elephants, camels, pigs, ducks, cows, bufaloes etc. Besides my dog audi, the animal i never fail to meet in the shelter is Badshaah! He is this handsome looking horse who is the centre of attraction in the horse section. Not only has he taught me to keep myself calm but has also taught me to face the world bravely no matter what comes my way. He came to the shelter half paralysed after being abandoned as a band baaja horse. Now healthy and fine he welcomes every horse who comes in and shows them around. It seems i can feel that he realizes what other fellow mates are going through. Best part is Badshaah recognizes his name! Whenver i go to meet him i would shout his name from 2km and he would look up to see his visitor! Now he has a girlfriend called Rani.
Pets are like healers. They possess great energies and that's what we should look in them if we want them to interact with us. I've been fighting depression, anxiety and a few more issues since the past 3 years and I must say that my dog, Echo, has helped me a lot in healing myself.
He is always there whenever I'm sad. It's like I don't have to talk to him for him to understand me. Your energies speak a lot and that's what they pick up from you. I'm still fighting my issues and he helps me everyday in a way no one else will ever be able to.
I don't have much to write, all I can say is that if it wasn't for him, I would've been in some other place today.
Me with Bella . she is my friend, she is my daughter , she is my partner in crime, lazy partner she is my stress buster, she is my world. I lover her too much!
I was on departing for a long vacation to Jodhpur as my dad was posted there.I had a rabbit (bunny) which I gave to my grandmother to care. The day I arrived Jodhpur near the parking lot I saw a baby squirrel lying which was badly hurt. I tried to catch her but she always got out of my hands. After a few attempts and help from some people I caught her and took her home for treatment.
I didn't know what to do and how to help, so I asked my mom for help! She told me to give her a little doze of pain killer, with some water which was just a random and logical thought as she was not able to bear the pain.I somehow managed to give her a little doze and apply medicine to the area of where she was hit and swollen. Initially it was so hard for me to catch her and get her to feed some food, but believe me mothers are the perfect people for this job and no one can do it better than them.My mom used to feed her milk through the dropper.
Eventually she started trusting us and the fear faded away.In a couple of days she regained her health and used to sit on my head or on my shoulder.I used to tuck her in my T-shirt so she felt safe, warm and comfortable. Eventually we became inseparable and she used to respond to my voice.
As the vacation was coming to an end I had to leave from Jodhpur, so I decided to bring her to gurgaon with me. The day I left from Jodhpur my grandmother called to give me a thrilling news that the rabbit had given birth to 6 small babies.I was the most excited person to have such cute and happy souls around me.Mini (squirrel) and rabbits grew together and bonded pretty well. Those were the best days of my life and those little creatures taught me way more than what we learn in long coming years.
Sometimes you just need a shoulder to lean on when you're low. No advise. No consoling. Or sometimes you just need to be alone. Wherever I've been low and I want a break from humans, i go out and sit on the steps. Every time, without fail, I've had muddy paws and a wet nose come inspect. I could scream at my dog and tell her to go away, instead she sits against me and just minds her own business, making sure her presence is felt at all times. My fury friend and her innocent face. A mood lifter. Works every time.