Move over, these are mine!

I mean I would love to, die to, kill to have these as my pets. A girl can dream, right?

Being an animal lover, I have always wanted to have a pet. I had one, for a brief period before my dog, just 2,  tragically died, leaving my family and me devastated and my mother has since, vehemently opposed the idea of adding another pet to the family.

So meanwhile I am on this quest of convincing my mum to nod her head to the idea, I constantly find myself fantasizing about the pets I would love to own. And since I fantasize, I usually let my imagination run wild (It doesn’t cost!)

So here is the list of top 5 love-pets I would love to be a mommy to. (I am grinning as I pen down the list, such joy..)

5. Squirrel – I loved Disney show Chip & Dale. I loved their voices, their cosy homes and their teeth. I have not stopped loving these adorable creatures since. It would be fun to wake up to a bushy tail (lovingly) attacking my face every morning.

Awwieee!!!!

4. Penguin – “I hate Penguins”, said no one, ever. Seriously, who doesn’t love Penguins?? The name itself drips of cuteness! I love the way they walk and the way they screech. Heck, I love everything about them.

3. Elephant – Oh these hilariously cute beings.. What can I say except that there is nothing cuter than a baby elephant playing. I would love to own one to go on fun trips to woods with!!! 😀

2. Akita Dog – I saw the movie Hachi (based on a true story) and fell in love with these. I have always loved dogs and I decided then & there, if I ever were to have magical powers, I would get one of these to be my faithful companion. I have read that if dogs were to have a social hierarchy, the Akitas would be the royalty of the spectrum. I think it was meant to be, they look truly regal. (Apparently their regal looks are surpassed by their unusually intelligent brains & unwavering loyalty to their masters. Sigh.)

1. Dik Dik – I was tempted to reward Akita the no. 1 spot in my heart but alas!  Dik Dik, with its hilarious name and cuteness-overload, blew me away. These petite antelopes belong to the forests of Africa and even after reaching adulthood, weigh just 3-6 kgs. (7-15 lb) max. And what’s more, like penguins, dik diks too, mate for life. 🙂 I am sure as the night falls, Wood Nymphs and Pixie-Fairies come out to play with them. 😀

Just looking at that stunorable (stunningly adorable – yeah yeah I coined that one..) face makes my heart go dik-dik-dik….

What are your dream pets to have??

p.s. The photos, just like these wonderful creatures, sadly do not belong to me. 😦

Here’s hoping.. 🙂

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Things we lose…

.. have a way of coming back to us in the end.

This quote from Harry Potter comforts me; in more ways than I can express. Anyway, being almost done with my exams and having left with nothing to distract me from just sitting and missing my Dad, I thought I should write a post in a bid to just be.

I seem to find comfort in strange things – songs of Lana Del Ray, books (not so strange..), candles, random phone calls from my adorable sister & the voice of my mum along with few items that I am going to be writing about.

I found this amazing handicraft place in my city (I love handicraft!) that I was lucky to have come across on a whimsical trip to CP on a cold and boring day early this year. Feeling like that infamous kid in the candy store, I promptly got myself few treats.

The place is called ‘Moha’ and houses all sorts of colourful and eccentric gems we girls love to hoard.

First is this fairly big square wooden box that I now use to store my daily itsy-bitsies.. (Priced at around Rs.1200 or $21)

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Next are these adorable wooden boxes that I store my jewellery & papa’s watch in. The tiny drawers are made of linen-like fabric. These make me think of Spain for some reason. 🙂

These were priced at Rs.700/ $ 14 each.

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These stone candle holders and the tea-cup set (ceramic + stone) remind me of Taj Mahal because of their beautiful and detailed carving. Prettiness!

(Price – Tea Cup Set, Rs. 300 or $6 each and the Candle Holders, Rs. 200 or $4 each.)

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Now to my favourite bit. These crazy-cute animals – a cool camel, a morose elephant, a confused dog, a cow (The cow has udders!) and a hippo that seems to have wandered off in search of imaginary food.

Me thinks if the movie Hangover were to be remade for non-humans, this quad would totally steal the show. (Made of paper maché, these are priced at Rs.75 or $1.5 each.)

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That’s it for now.. I’ll write in again soon.

xo

M

(ps – please excuse the quality of pictures, my tryst with the cam is fairly new)