Licks of Love – Laila and Tanya Kajani

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: Laila and Tanya Kajani. Laila is a hair stylist and runs her own business, while her daughter Tanya is a 12th grade student.

Pet: Champ (Breed: Tri-color Shih Tzu; Age: 8 Months)

Reason: Laila was afraid of dogs and only agreed to get one if it was small enough to not be visible around the house, while Tanya wanted one that was very loving and sensitive.

Personality quirk: Attention seeker!

Best part about having one: The entertainment and happiness that is synonymous with a pet.

Quote: “Champ is our therapy on bad days – just hug him and it all feels perfect. Ever since he has come, we’ve been spending more time at home than we used to. Now we have this little thing running behind us at any given time, which just creates a more fun and loving atmosphere at home.