Licks of Love – Aamer Javeed

It is undeniable that a person’s relationship with their pet is special. Pet parents (the more endearing term for owners) go to great lengths to care for their pets. The world, they say, is divided into two kinds of people. You’re either a dog person, or a cat person. Irrespective of a person’s preference though, a pet has the ability to change a person’s life. Pets help kids achieve a higher level of emotional attachment to most things and have often been used as a way by which childless couples can bring great joy into their lives.

Whether it is the inimitable love and devotion of a dog, or the intelligence and hands-off attitude of cats, it is undeniable that pets tap that special corner in our hearts that make us all go ‘Awwww’. RITZ went into the households of a handpicked few stylish and swish Hyderabadis, to know more about their special bond…

Owner: Aamer Javeed, politician

Pet: Laila (pet name: Kitty; Breed: Persian cat; Age: 10 months)

Reason: Persian cats are gorgeous and huggable.

Personality Quirk: Extremely moody.

Best part about having one: There can be no better way to de-stress than to cuddle with your pet.

Quote: “There are very few things that make me as happy as Kitty following me around. I feel so loved and wanted! Bringing up a pet is a full time responsibility – almost like bringing up a child, and it was Kitty who gave me this firsthand experience until I recently became a father.”