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Tips on adopting a pet to keep yourself joyfully busy in the time of Covid

Animals make great companions, dispelling the loneliness and depression caused by the pandemic. But you must follow certain dos and don'ts if you plan to bring one home

Having an animal at home means investing in a comforting companion, a stress-busting friend for life that's playful and loving and keeps the young and old alike happy. Picture Courtesy: Pet Fed
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Having an animal at home means investing in a comforting companion, a stress-busting friend for life that's playful and loving and keeps the young and old alike happy. Picture Courtesy: Pet Fed

Namrata Kohli New Delhi
Media strategy and events consultant, Sonia Das, who had been living on her own in Delhi NCR for the past five years, decided to adopt two puppies recently --Kittu, a nine-month-old Indian Spitz, and Jerry, a three-month-old mixed Indian breed. Her idea was to experience “the feeling of belongingness and companionship”. However “becoming a dog mom has transformed me as an individual, as they taught me the real meaning of love and affection. I never thought that taking care of someone can make you feel so good inside. And now, I find it easier to cope with difficult situations around.”

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First Published: Dec 18 2020 | 2:41 PM IST

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