To be very honest, I did not care much about animals till I met my husband, a vet and a fanatic animal lover, and it was a life changing experience in more ways than I can explain. When I got married and moved into my husband’s house, they already had a mongrel cat called Poos-poos and just a few months later we got Casper, an English Cocker Spaniel puppy and in another few months, adopted Cody, a Dalmatian.
I can have an endless conversation on animals and can go on forever talking about my pets, so it is quite difficult to sum it all up. But still, here is a reluctant attempt:
Poos-Poos aka Pussy : She is an Indian mongrel cat about 8-10 years of age. Her exact age is unknown because she came in as a stray kitten with a broken limb, hungry and cold, looking for shelter. She was given food, care, nursing and endless love that has turned her over time into a confident, adventurous and affectionate young lady. She loves to eat fish, sit on laps and play with a ball. She demands food, attention and love by making strong eye contact and meowing loud and long if any of it is not provided on time and in ample quantity! Poos-poos is my first pet and she taught me how kind, loving and entertaining animals can be!
Casper : A charming 1 year 10 months old English Cocker Spaniel, Casper is the owner of our house (or so he thinks!). He is a ball of fur full of unlimited energy, lots of affection and a super cute face to match. He runs around the house like a ping-pong ball, loves to cuddle up with everyone and has sincerely taken all the responsibilities of the security department of the house. He is not much into food and obliges us by eating mostly when we hand feed him. He is extremely affectionate towards people and animals and can lick you to death if you appear too cute to him!
Cody : The youngest of the lot, Cody has just completed 1 year and is a handsome Dalmatian lad. He is soft, shy and extremely obedient, quite a gentleman in making! When we first adopted him, he was scared, timid and covered with flees. Our love and encouragement along with a lot of guidance from big brother Casper, has soon turned him into a playful and happy kid. Cody loves to eat, chase insects and take naps on his favourite chair. He is quite sophisticated and pays a lot of importance in good grooming. He does not like to step into anything dirty and if he does so by accident, he licks himself clean for hours almost like a cat. He can make the cutest frowned face in the world if he sees you do anything unusual (according to him) and breaks into loud howls till he finds a solution to the situation!
There is never a single dull moment in my life with these little ones around. They are silly, cute and always full of unconditional love! I can definitely go on and on talking about Poos-poos, Casper and Cody (I told you before!) but it’s time to cut my long story short! All I can say in conclusion is that animals are the epitome of love, purity and innocence and they can be one of the best things to happen in anybody’s life!
*All photographs taken by Sarmistha’s husband Pankaj Jyoti Barua, who’s blog can be found HERE.
Depending on the the response I get, I will be turning this into a competition where readers can vote on their favourite pet and the pet with the most votes will be sent some treats in the post.