Priyanka and her love for pets

Priyanka's Pet Loves

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

~ Anatole France

Imagine a world where your dog could save you from drowning. For some people in Wales, this is not just an imagination but a reality! Ten years prior to being a canine hero, a black retriever known as, Swansea Jack, saved a small boy’s life from drowning near the River Tawe. A few weeks later Swansea Jack saved another swimmer, this time with witnesses present and he did so again and again. Swansea Jack saved the lives of 27 people from drowning in the river and around the docks of Wales. 

priyanka with dogs

Hearing the words "National Pet Day" is enough to make my heart soar. I’m not just talking about pets, but all animals that enrich our lives and those of so many families around the world! This past Monday was a great reminder for me and how much love there really can be in someone's life - even if they're an animal like our fur babies. Despite what anyone might say, they are like our children or even more so.

My love of animals started when I was very young while I was growing up in India. Back there and then, it was a luxury to have a pet of any kind and despite asking multiple times, my parents always said, “No.” Unable to have one of my own and determined to have my way (as we often do at that age), I found comfort and friendship feeding and caring for the stray dogs and cats in our neighborhood, hoping one day to have some of my own. 

I’ve come a long way from India, finding my happiest self, my best life and a beautiful loving family that today includes the most adorable dogs in the world. Our oldest one, a maltipoo dog named Marvel, is 4 years old and he is protective as he is affectionate. While he loves his massages and isn’t so keen on cuddling, when I hike or run he is always by my side. His brother Bruno, is a toy poodle that joined our family 3 years later and is just the cutest toy poodle I’d ever seen. 

Dynamics between sibling pets are no different than children. When Bruno first joined our family, Marvel wasn’t happy with losing some of our attention to him, but soon enough when he realized he wasn’t being replaced, he became a close companion to Bruno.

In so many ways pets are as straightforward and honest with their joy of life and love as children are, and in a way, we might possibly lose as we get older. When I come home after a stressful day my pets are there for me. They'll wag their tails and jump up on me in excitement because they know that means one thing: You're finally free from work! I think this is perhaps the most enduring reason why we need pets in our lives. They’re our mirror and reminder to never lose that childish joy for simple things, to feel great, to be alive, respect nature, remind us to take the time to express love with kind actions,  and to openly love all the people in our lives. 

And I feel all of that. When we are out running together in the wind, hiking to explore, and chasing a path around the treeline, we’re in the moment together. Together in bed watching TV with Gautama and myself or making a soapy mess as I wash them and give them a little bit of hair grooming…we’re a family.

A house is always a home when it’s filled with joy and love and I’m thankful for my husband, children and EVEN our 4-legged children who make it such. bruno and marvel

Stay up-to-date

Blog posts

clip in bun hair extensions
celebrity hairstyles

It’s all About Hair Buns from Coast to Coast!

It’s all About Hair Buns from Coast to Coast! Since we launched our Perfect Locks Scrunchies made from natural hair, more and more celebrities have been spotted at the biggest events rocking the kind of messy bun style that dominated the 90’s and Y2K. These simple stretchable buns offer anyone.....
Priyanka and Her Family with Gautama
Priyanka's Thoughts

Priyanka's Thoughts on Mother's Day

I’ve always believed and felt in my heart that a Mother and Daughter share a powerful bond, unique in all the world, and while women feel a kinship for each other…that parental connection is something more. In 1906, Marie Curie received the terrible news that her husband had been killed.....
Clip In Hair Extensions Guide
hair extensions

The Beginner’s Guide To Clip In Hair Extensions

So you’re thinking of taking the plunge when it comes to extensions? But, maybe you don’t want to fully commit to them yet and go for a long-term method like a weave or beaded hair extensions. Or, perhaps you want the flexibility to change up your hairstyle as often as.....

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.