Turning dreams into reality
My parenting for pets began with my dog Goldie, a Cocker Spaniel and my childhood dream has been to bring a Kitty home. When I was 10, I remember Lulva, a cat who used to visit us for food; I used to be enchanted by her milky white coat and her emerald eyes.
Today, I am 50 years old but Lulva is still alive in my heart. My desire to pet a kitty came true when I got a call to rescue a 15-day-old kitten. My heart went out for her, as she was really tiny, weak and full of fleas. I got her home, fed her and made her feel secure with advice from a friend and my vet. I also named her Chandramukhi. My biggest concern was to save her from my dogs but to my surprise my dogs were watching all these activities with great interest.
Chandu completely mesmerized me and got her way not only into my heart and home but also in my closets over my best silk. She is now a beauty and gently comes and rubs her body for affection. Her soft meows are the food reminders, and now
I am a proud parent of Chandu-the cat.
My decision to cover my sea-faced balcony with mesh wire came as a surprise to everyone, as I never allowed any disruption in my panoramic sea view, but for Chandu’s safety, I happily called a carpenter to do the same. Someone has rightly said, “love knows no barriers”, as admiring Chandu roaming makes me more joyous than my sea view.
– Fizzah Shah