Licks of Love – Rohit Bharadwaj

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: Rohit Bharadwaj, Assistant Manager at Deloitte

Pet: Polo (Breed: Shih Tzu; Age: 50 days)

Reason: He was a gift.

Personality quirk: Very friendly and sensitive.

Best part about having one: He loves to be cuddled and is very expressive.

Quote: “He entered my life a few days ago and has already filled it with so much love – he is so affectionate! Polo is a big stress buster as I enjoy taking him to parks to train him, and enjoy relaxing a lazy day with him.”