Dr. Pragati and Mojo- A love Story
24 May 2013
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No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich." – Louis Sabin
Soak in the richness of their endearment and witness them effortlessly becoming the magician sprinkling the glitter, the felicity and of course the magic
Meet Dr. Pragati Singh and her beloved baby Mojo in their happily ever after world.
She got him from an animal shelter and now he has become an indispensable part of their family. Such is destiny, you don’t know what when and how, what you are left with at the end is just WOW.
Tell us the story of how you adopted your pet and from where.
“We adopted him from an animal shelter, which takes in rescued animals and abandoned lab animals. Our beagle was abandoned apparently by a pharmaceutical company.”
According to you, should people prefer adoption or buying pets? Why?
“Adoption is more meaningful than buying a pet. The people who buy a pet do it mostly for an ornamental/ security purpose. Whatever it is, it is a utility based decision. The dog has to be either a showpiece or a watchdog. When you , you don't go with the intention of bringing back a prized possession. You adopt an animal for the love of it. The dog gets a family and unconditional love, and you get a baby and infinite love. You both win.” adopt a dog
Do you feel there is any difference in adopting a pet and buying a new born pup? In terms of behaviour and its care?
“Yes, when you have an animal that is living with you since a young age, you will definitely grow up bonding with him better. You can train him the way you want to, and give him the personality you'd like, to an extent. It is also easier for you to understand him/her and learn his/her traits better. On the other hand, when you adopt a pet who is a few years of age, the initial bonding is difficult. It takes time, effort, love and patience. in such situations takes a lot more not only from his side, but from your side as well. If you are willing to do that extra bit for your companion, you are well worthy of their affection which knows no bounds” said Dr Pragati. Training the dog
It is important to understand that any relationship cannot be built in a day. The same holds true for you and your pet. It is quite normal that animal may take some extra time in getting familiar with the new environment and surrounding. As a pet parent you need to be calm and composed.
“Be clear on WHY you want to do it. Once you are sure, choose a pet that goes with your personality. Also assess what would you be able to provide him/her the basic needs, in terms of time, food quantity and quality, exercise, love etc. Once you get him home, be very patient. Understand his behaviour and give him/her ample amount of time to get familiar with you.”
What do you feel should be done to encourage people to adopt pets?
Due to the various awareness campaigns that are flashed across social media and the change in people’s perspective, this noble cause of pet adoption has overcome some initial hurdles. But the path is long and the finish line with a ribbon is still miles away. Unless that feeling of sharing the sentiment of warmth comes from within, no external forces can lead you onto this path. So listen to your heart, just the way Dr. Pragati did.
“Better adoption centres that ensure that their animals are healthy, vaccinated and rescued from genuine sources can be an option. Convenient adoption procedures that make the entire process easier can also be another option.”
Lastly, share some interesting things about your pet and the relation you share with him/her.
Tell me something about your dog? The answer to this one petty looking question can last for hours and hours together.
Our journey with our pets is a learning experience. Every day we face new challenges and difficulties but when we have our babies alongside everything seems easy. And the best part is that feeling of being together and winning. Nothing can beat that!!!
Find out what Dr. Pragati has to say about her buddy.
“My dog, Mojo is the BEST dog in the world. When he came to our house for the first time, his tail wags were short and brisk. His body posture was that of an anxious dog. He was scared of the TV and he preferred to stay alone in his room. But slowly as he started spending time with us, he opened up to become an adorable, loving, super friendly and an extremely obedient dog. His
was done with ease, and in addition to that I also taught him some amazingly cute tricks which he loves to perform. He has become the centre of attraction of my family. No matter how tired and tense I am, when I return home and I see Mojo welcoming me with his jumping, running around the house and expressing how happy he is to have me back, all the tension vanishes into thin air. I feel loved and blessed to have someone like him. He is the most patient, innocent, forgiving and loving being I have ever met. He has made me a better person.” potty training
Our pets certainly get all the attention, and why not they totally deserve all the happiness in the world. So make sure you don’t forget their daily dose of pampering and bear hugs!