There are three faithful friends - and one of them is a dog!
22 Jan 2015
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In the quiet city of Haldwani, also known as the Gateway of Kumaon, life goes on at a smooth pace. One of the most endearing quality of life at Haldwani is the wonderful bond that the residents share with their beloved dogs.
For the residents of Haldwani, dogs have been an essential part of most of the households. Almost every household in Haldwani either buys a dog or adopts one or more stray Indian dogs and takes care of them. The tradition started when the residents kept guard dogs against to protect from any intruder or wild animal. Over a period of time, the bond between the residents and dogs has grown manifold. It has become a way of life of people in Haldwani to raise dogs, just like a family. There are residents who have had dogs for decades. The pace of the city has changed with time but “man’s best friend” continues to be a part of the families, whether it is as a pet dog or an adopted indian mongrel. For the youngsters, dogs are a playmate and a constant companion while for the lonely and elderly, a dog is a companion and stress buster.
As Benjamin Franklin rightly said - "There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog and ready money" and for the residents of Haldwani there is no other way to it.