My pets, my writing partners. #SoulfulSunday

My pet dog, Chikoo, was my favorite writing companion. He would sit underneath my dining table, when I sat down to write or read. A peace-loving soul, he would sit quietly for hours as I typed away on the keyboard, pouring my feelings on my personal blog that I had christened, Feelings. Well, back then, I needed to vent out my bottled up feelings, my frustrations about life and my sorrows that I couldn’t share with anybody as openly as I wished to.

Chikoo was a good listener, too, and patiently heard me out as I shared with him my angst. But, it was his silent company while I wrote that I cherish the most. He just let me be. Never one to disturb me or demand attention during my me-time, he would sit lost in thoughts as I sat typing, my feet underneath his warm body, his fur comforting me with its satiny softness.

He was such a darling! A saint, actually.

After his passing, I missed his presence, tremendously. Dogs are special. And, it’s overwhelming coming to terms with their absence.

Later, when Cookie joined us, she offered the same kind of quiet company while I worked on my blog. She would perch on my shoulder, earlier. Later, she started sleeping inside my T-shirt, nestled against my tummy, while I typed a 1000-word blog post. Yes, it has been her favourite spot, and no, her sharp claws didn’t bother me. The love she has showered me with, and the trust she has in me, leaves me feeling too overwhelmed to worry about her claws.

With the arrival of Chikki and Bholu, things changed. They are not the quiet sort. They are a curious duo, especially Chikki, and love investigating everything they see around them. Including my laptop. I do manage to type a few sentences, though, but the writing exercise in their presence doesn’t last long. πŸ™‚

It’s a blessing being able to share such quiet moments writing while in the company of our pets. Maybe because they are very understanding, very patient, and most of all, very loving. But, most of all, maybe because they are so inspiring. Their outlook towards life differs from ours, is more deeper than we would like to think, and full of innocence, the kind we rarely find within our human hearts.


Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

15 thoughts on “My pets, my writing partners. #SoulfulSunday

  1. Such a lovely post, Shilpa. Bless Chikoo and your three bird babies for they’ve given you so much than what any human could! Thank God for them, that you found hope and inspiration to share your angst and write such amazing blog posts!! Isn’t it wonderful where how pets can make you feel so loved and needed. And they come with no strings attached, either. Chikoo was your Muse and will always remain so. I bet he’s watching you from up there and smiling every time you dedicate a blog post to him. πŸ™‚

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    1. Aww..thanks for those really sweet words, dear Esha!
      Yeah, I always feel Chikoo’s presence around me. I know he is with me. I needed him, as much as I needed my bird babies. I feel so blessed for having them in my life!

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  2. Your pets are adorable, Shilpa. Chikoo really knew what you needed. You are blessed that you got to experience his pure love. πŸ’•Your feather friends are such a treat! πŸ˜€ But you, my friend, are a blessing to your pet companions as well – not minding the claws and giving space for Cookie to snuggle under your shirt to sleep! You all are perfect for each other. πŸ’™πŸ’™

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  3. This post truly warms my heart, Shilpa. I understand when you say your doggo was n amazing writing companion. Muffy does the same. When I exceed a two-hour window, he peeps from under the table though. Haha. And what did you just say? Your parrot nestles against your stomach? Oh my dear lord! What a feeling that would be. ❀
    Happy and healthy 2021, Shilpa.

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    1. Hehe, Shalini, your Muffy is such a darling!!
      Yes, my Cookie loves ‘that’ spot! And, it feels ticklish, but I have gotten used to it now πŸ˜›

      WIsh you a happy and a healthy new year, too, Shalini! ❀


  4. What wonderful writing companions . Writing is a solitary occupation and can only thrive in silence – but a companion makes it less lonely ….. glad to know that you too had a different blog with a different name .
    It gave me a new perspective as to why I had so many changes in my blogging journey.
    Nothing is static ….
    thanks for reminding me of this

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    1. Thanks so much, SUnita!
      Yes, writing is best done in silence. And, my Chikooand Cookie have been fabulous “silent’ writing partners for me. πŸ™‚

      I hope you find that sparkle in your blogging, too, Sunita. ❀


    1. Pablo does look like a naughty little guy ready to get into some or other mischief! A friend had a boxer and what a fellow he was! His idea of meeting an old friend was to jump at them, or throw himself at them! Whenever I had to meet him, I would remove my glasses, watch, earrings and then let him do what he loved doing ;P


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