Kindly Read This Before Getting/ Gifting A Pet

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. People who are in relationships are already planning to celebrate the day of love. They might have already planned the gifts for their partner. You might be wondering how this post is relevant with valentine’s day. It is. Let me tell you how.

I have come across lot of cases where boy has gifted a pet (mostly puppies) to his girl. Who was very happy to accept as puppies are the cutest. But somehow failed to realize that she is accepting a living being and it is a new life time commitment she is opting for. Somehow she fails to take care of the puppy and puppy ends up being in some adoption center. In fact this is also fine because the puppy still has a chance to get a forever home. Some ‘gifts’ end up in roads, some succumb to death because of the negligence.

I am NOT saying gifting a pet is a bad idea. But kindly go through some of the points below to decide whether it a wise choice for you and the one whom you are gifting to.

By the way, if you are not aware, I am a mother of 2 four legged kids. This is absolutely out of my own experience. These are the main points I could think of right now. Read on.

They are Babies, like literally:

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You know human babies yet times cry in the middle of the night due to any discomfort or if they are hungry. So does pets. They whine when they feel hungry or they are missing their biological mamma. Yes they do. You need to be patient, loving and caring enough to wake up and feed them, comfort them. Even if it is in the middle of the night or early morning. I was a lazy girl who used to watch sunrise once in a blue moon. But now, my kids make sure I wake up early (read it as when they want me to wake up). #touchwood.

You need to be patient:

You need to be patient if they pee on your expensive sofa/ cloth. You need to be patient when they chew your favorite footwear. Do not beat them when they make noise in the middle of the night and wake you up from your deep sleep. That’s their way of communicating. Just try and understand.

They Eat:

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They look cute and also they need food at regular intervals. Some breed or some pets need particular diet to sustain. Make sure you follow that.

They Poop:

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Yes they do. Like any living being who eats, poops. Pets do too. Make sure you are ready to clean it. Especially if are planning to get guinea pig because they look cute as button, be ready to clean tons of poop and gallons of pee. #Experienced. Also after a while you get so used to it that for example, my nose has stopped sensing the smell of their poop or pee.

PS : If you thinking fishes are of low maintenance. Let me tell you, you need to regularly change the water else you know the consequence. 😦

They feel cold/ hot too:

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I see some people keeping their pets tied up outside home with no roof on top, no bed to sleep on. I wish I could punch those monsters and rescue those pets. It is very simple. They have skin, they are living beings (please don’t mind me using this word n times. Because most of the people out there don’t behave like they know this fact that pets are living beings.) they feel the climatic changes, just like we do. Do you know, dog’s nose becomes dry just like our skin during winter??? They need warmth, they need cooler when they are hot. I bought cooler for my kids. I know I am a good mom. Thanks to my mom who thought me these values. #touchwood.

They fall sick:

eeYes they do fall sick yet times. You need to be extra loving to comfort them so that they recover quickly. Plus, do not forget the cleanings you have to do. Oh come on, don’t make faces. It is common across all living beings.

They need regular vaccinations:

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Yes you need to spend money on vaccinations on regular basis. Theses vaccinations are essentials and should be timely enough to protect your kid from diseases.

They need grooming:

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Some breeds of dogs, cats need grooming on regular basis. You need to spend money and time on it in order to keep them look neat and healthy.

They need love:

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Pets do not ask for your bank statement, your money, job, vacation, shopping any materialistic things. Alllll they need is your time, love and care. Some pets, especially dogs go into depression if you neglect them.

They Need Attention:

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Especially if you are getting a dog, make sure there is someone at home all the time. Because most of the dogs get depressed and cry if they are left alone. This might annoy some of the people near you live.

Need a backup when you are not around:

tttttttYou need to make sure there is someone to look after your kids while you are out of station. After all they are not soft toys to lock in the cupboard while going out. Know?

You must be thinking, is it really worth ‘investing’ so much??? Answer is Absofuckinglutely YES.

I have seen a lot of people through my life. But I never found true and selfless love as an animal. They have absolutely no expectations in return. All they need is you, your time, love. At the end of the day, they don’t question about how your day was. All they do is your day better by their love. It is a nice feeling to know that there is someone who is waiting for you back home and is literally happy to see you again. Especially a dog, their jumping, screaming when you reach home is absolutely precious. They make you feel loved, special.

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No matter how you look, what your skin color is, what your religion is, what your economic status is, whether you are single, divorced, handicapped anything… In the eyes of your pets, you are perfect. You are nothing less than angel (especially a dog. For cats, the attitude is slightly different. I remembered the joke I had read the other day. Check it out below)

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Animals are blessings to the mankind. In the fast-pace of life where people re drawn towards materialistic world, pets are the reminder of what true love and life are.But remember pets are part of life for you. But for them, their master is their ONLY life. Make sure it is a good one.

If you are ok with these for the rest of the life, get a pet. It’s a commitment. If you leave your partner, I am sure he will move on and get a new partner. If you leave your pet, it’s really hard for them to move on. There are many cases where they die because of heart break. So think before you get a pet because it’s a silent commitment.

If you are not Ok with even a single point mentioned above, then please please do not get one. Be happy with a soft toy, because they don’t need any of these care, plus they are cute too.!! 🙂

 

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Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 19

Hey Girlies,

I am so sorry I had almost stopped Fun Friday section.  I had no clue that some of you love reading my Fun Friday section so much till the time I got messages to continue posting them…!!! Thank you so much for your constant support and encouragement. Your appreciation messages and calls make me feel so happy…  bear hug 🙂

Friday is here…!!! Ahh I am in so much need of this relaxing break. Exhausted at office. Just need some ‘Me Time’. What are your plans for this weekend???

Read on to my answer for that in one of the questions below…

What’s the plan for weekend??

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I am a slow reader. I love enjoying/understanding each sentence hence the speed is a bit slower. I have bought this amazing book couple of weeks ago. I didn’t get enough time to read it. So I am gonna enjoy my book as a part of

‘Me Time’ this weekend. Plus some time for my new found love.

What’s your new found love??? Be it person, place, animal, thing, activity anything.

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I found peace and love in physical activities like cycling. I have started going cycling every weekend at least. Last week you must have read my post about importance of exercise. Where I have mentioned why I have fallen in love with gym or go cycling.

What do you do to keep yourself physically fit???

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As I have mentioned in many of my posts, I am not good at maintaining clean diet. So, physical activities are something I have to opt for in order to be fit. (Ahh I sound like a fitness freak. Which I am not. Not as of now. Soon I might turn into one fitness enthusiast.) So I try to go to gym at least 4 days out of 5 weekdays. Try to take stairs instead of elevator. On weekends I used to be on bed like a python. But now I have started with cycling. What do you do???

What do you do to keep yourself mentally fit???

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No matter whether you are physically fit or not, in order to survive and enjoy this beautiful gift called life, you got to be mentally fit. Make sure you do at least one single thing in an entire day, which makes you feel alive. For me,

Pets lighten up my soul. They make me super alive. #touchwood

My hobby – blogging. It makes me feel happy.

Talking to loved ones – even though we do fight a lot of time over the phone with our loved ones, they make us feel we are not alone. We have their backs, no matter what. Family is the super strength that is needed to keep your mental health strong. #touchwood

Dressing up – It makes me feel like I ma the most beautiful girl in the world.

Of course shopping – ahhh it’s a therapy.

What do you do when you are sad???

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See, life is not always about happy tears. Strangely very less people talk about sadness with the world. For the obvious reasons of course. But in order to be mentally free, its necessary to keep yourself free from such sadness or thoughts that weigh you down. I am answering this because even a single soul who is reading this post, finds my tricks worth trying, my purpose is served.

When I am sad, I cry, talk to dad or mom(depending on whose words can calm me down faster. haha) sis(to pour all my heart out). I spend time with my son. Ultimately, I order some good food and watch my favorite series F.R.I.E.N.D.S. they never fail to make me laugh. 🙂

What do you do???

 

Write your answers in the comment section below. You never know even you might help someone sad to smile with your answers. 🙂

Have a great weekend ahead…!!!

 

 

For A Pet Mom, From A Pet Mom

Hey,

Are you a mom of a pet??? Or do you love animals??? If you fall in either of the categories, you are gonna like this post of mine. If, you have a four legged kid, you will love this post.

As I told you in one of my fun Friday posts, I love Instagram. For the fact that I get to connect to so many awesome people over there who are so talented and positive. Out of my favorite pages or accounts on Instagram, this one should be my most favorite one – 157ofgemma.

Gemma Gene, an artist or a cartoonist and most importantly a beautiful mother of her cute little son. He is a pug and his name is Moochi. She draws the sketches of hers and her loving son. And needless to say I love them. Each and every one of them. Those sketches make me so happy.

As I can’t share all the sketches here, I’m just gonna share twelve most favorite of them all. Which I can relate to, being a mommy of my four legged Son. I am sure you will love them. Don’t blame me if you fall in love with moochi and his Mami.

Check out her account here and follow for such cuteness doses- @157ofgemma.

You know till the time I met my son, the quote – “you don’t have to be related by blood to be a mother” hadn’t made much sense. But now it does.

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For every mother like us, our kids are precious.

Haha, all our outfits are furry ones. You know what I mean.

Even my kid doesn’t like me being on phone for long. He needs my attention all the time.

 Grooming??? No Mami….!!!

It hurts.

Yet times I do feel me and my kid both need to watch our diet, but we love our food.

Well, I have officially given my yoga mat to my kid.

All the time…!!!

That’s so me…!!!

Anytime anywhere… ‘Sleep’ comes first

This is how I wake up in the morning.

I hope you love them just the way I do.

Lots of love to Moochi and his Mami … 😘 Every pet deserves this kind of love and pampering. Because they are four legged angels.

Have a happy week ahead… 😊

You Don’t Really Need A Valentine To Make The Day Special

Valentine’s day… Don’t you think it’s overrated??!

Even though couples who genuinely love each other makes me happy about this day of celebration, couples who ‘announce’ their love and share their ‘private’ pictures on social media with mushy mushy hash tags make me feel annoyed about this day.

I know how it feels to be single on this day. All thanks to couples who are ‘desperate’ to prove to the world that they are ‘madly’ in love. All I understand out of their effort is ‘madly’.

Even I used to feel bad few years ago that I don’t have one to make my day ‘special’, I’m sure most of the gals go through this phase. Especially those who stay away from home, whose roommates leave them alone as they have to be with their #sweetheart. Now that I’m out of it, thought sharing my views about this much hyped day.

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I bet – open your Facebook and Instagram page on valentine’s day. Most of the account’s display picture will have two members. I mean with their #soulmate. Guys, it’s your own social media account, not any joint account that it requires both of your pictures.

Then comes the flood of hash tags. #besthubby #bestwifey phewww I’m sure most of them must be silently crying inside for being with their #mineforever

So in one statement – Not everyone who is single is lonely… Not everyone who is taken is in love…

If you are a happy single like me… Cheers to that happiness and freedom…

So, happy singles, if you are still figuring out how to skip this day comfortably, here are some ideas to make ‘the day of love’ even more comfortable…

Gift Yourself…

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You know what’s the best part of gifting your own self??? You don’t have to spend time thinking what to gift… Whether they will like it or not… 🤔 what if they don’t… Blah and blah and blah..

You know what you want. Let me make it even more easier. Open online shopping sites. Open your wish list. Pick a random item and buy it. Because darling, you are totally worth it.

Have any single friend???

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Nothing more fun than two friends bit*hing and Making fun of those social media couples with tons of cozy pictures and cheesy quotes. Come on I’m not being mean here. They chose to post their pictures on public forums and we chose to ‘comment’.

PS: This one of my favorite scenes from my most favorite series F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Spend the day with the one who loves you

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Even if a person is a criminal, I’m sure there will be at least one person who loves him genuinely. His mom. Not everyone of us have these precious persons in our lives – parents and siblings. If you have one don’t forget to make them feel special. It’s time to admire the beauty of love they share.

Spend the day with furry friends

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I feel peaceful when I’m with animals. They are a great example for true love. Spend your time with them.

If you are not an animal lover, it’s time to interact with one.

Oh come on, I’m sick of listening to people giving excuses like – when I was a kid, a dog had bit me, a cat had scratched me. Hello, even when I’m an adult, people hurt me. Shouldn’t I be scared of people??? Well according to your logic yes but Im not.

Animals do those things as their self protection not because they want to hurt you. Spend time gaining their trust and love. Dude, once you earn it, the validity lasts till the lifetime. Unlike some humans.

Spread love to those who are in need

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There are so many people out there who need love and care.

Didn’t get it??? I’m talking about orphans who never got a chance to feel the love of a family.

I’m talking about old age home. Old parents who spent their lives loving their children. But unfortunately who abandoned them.

Go their. Spend some time. Your presence will be a biggest present for them. Most importantly you will feel proud for being a great human.

Dress up

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Most of the men think that we gals dress up for them. Sorry… We dress up because we like it. We don’t spend our time getting ready to impress a guy who can’t even differentiate between a baby pink and dark pink.

Dress up. Wear that favorite dress of yours. Experiment with makeup. Enjoy yourself.

Take yourself to a movie or a dinner date

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Who said only ‘happy’ couples can make singles jealous. Time to make them jealous.

Dress up (or don’t to make even more fun. Gals who spent ages to get dressed up should think ‘she is so careless. I miss those days of being single’. Haha) take yourself out for a movie or for a dinner. I’m sure there will lot of couples out their giggling. Be happy and confident. Show them what being a happy and independent singles is all about. Trust me, many of the gals will feel jealous of you. Haha

Eat, Sleep and Repeat

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Honey there are so many perks of being single. First and foremost – Freedom. Freedom to be your own self, freedom to eat what you want because you don’t have to look hot and perfect for your guy, freedom to sleep because you don’t have to be on call all the time. Ugh no matter how beautiful or boring the conversation might be, I can’t compromise with my sleep. Can you??! If you agree with me celebrate the freedom on this day. It’s worth celebrating.

 

Instead of waiting for that perfect someone to come and make you happy, do what makes YOU perfectly happy…!!! 

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Happy Valentine’s day gal…!!! 

Happy Friendship Day to Pure Hearted Friends…

Happy Friendship Day Everyone…!!!

World is celebrating friendship day with their human friends. Everyone has their praising words for friends. Even I have. Apart from some special human friends, I wanna tell you something about my super special friends…!!!

Who is a true friend???

True friends are those who never let’s you face problems alone. They wipe your tears and happiest when you are happy. They give their lives to save yours. They care and love… Never expect anything in return. They just listen to all your words… They might not reply but they never complain.

Do you have someone like this??? I have. touch wood

I’m blessed to have amazing parents who have gifted me a life with most amazing friends. touch wood

These special friends of mine, they don’t speak any of human languages. But we exchange words without speaking or listening. They have fur and paws. They are my most pawful friends. Yes my animal friends…!!!

If you give your heart to a human, no matter who he or she is, there are many chances they break it at some point of time. But, if you get in a sweet relationship with these furry friends, status of relationship will always be ‘committed’.

Today, on the occasion of friendship day I wanna tell you why friendship with furry friends is the best.

Read on,

  • If you have a pet, you get to experience a pure form of LOVE.
  • They don’t JUDGE you. No matter how poor or rich you are, for your pet you are his best friend. A perfect friend.

  • You might be just another friend for your friends, but for your paw friend, you are the only WORLD. **awww I have tears while writing this**
  • No matter how you look, for them you are their human. The most BEAUTIFUL human.

  • When you come back home, they don’t ask you how much you earn, what’s your designation is, what’s your marital status is. Na… They just wanna love you and need more and more CUDDLE.

  • The more you do good things for people, the more people expect. But these friends, give them little love, they will give their LIVES to you.
  • When you have pet around, you always feel safe at heart, feel wanted, feel ACCEPTED for what you are, feel confident. That’s why even science says, people with pets have less chances of getting depressed.

  • I have heard people not opting for animal adoption or giving up pet when they are planning for a kid. That’s the most stupid decision I can say. Because, apart from all above reasons, animals accept kids and love, PROTECT them like their own. They are best nannies you can ever find.

  • They do get bacterias from outside. But, it’s proved that it does INCREASE your immunity.

  • Best part of the day, coming back home. The way they welcome you… Trust me you forget all the tensions outside your door. When you enter home, you are your pet’s human. Nothing else. They feel so HAPPY and looking at them, you feel happy for your existence.

There are plenty of reasons why I love these pure hearted angels. If I keep writing, I can end up writing a huge book.

I am a proud mom of my cute kitty. I am sister to a dog (my mom is her mom so I’m her sister) and aunt to three kittens (my sis is their mom).***touch wood *** I  know it might sound crazy for you, if you are not a pet owner.

We, who have pets in their home, can relate to these. We don’t call our pet, a pet. We call them our child.

I must say one thing, if you have never adopted a pet, you are missing out a lot of pure happiness. If you are scared of animals, I would say be scared of only the most dangerous one of them all – human…!!

This friendship day, be a good friend to the furry angels around you… If you can’t afford to adopt one at home, Feed a stray dog or a cat… Start a new friendship… A piece of bread or a biscuit can change your life forever…!!!

Happy friendship day…!!!

Spread love… The world needs it more…!!!