Sanjana Madappa and Aditya Raheja are Bengaluru-based lovely couple. They are animal lovers, and not just a social media animal lovers but real time people who care and nurture animals. When it comes to dogs their house has more space for them, then men. With furry friends around, they heard a happy news of new arrival in their human family, and they were advised to give up their extended family for their good. Rather, than giving them up, they grew their family together. They also went into a cutest maternity photo-shoot, which will surely bring smile on your face.
Dig-in some super awesome pictures which you will not stop scrolling and what Sanjana has to say:
Being in animal welfare, one of the most common reasons I hear for giving up a pet is ‘ Im pregnant’. When I have tried to counsel these families, I get it thrown back in my face that since I dont have children and haven’t experienced a pregnancy, I dont get to have an opinion. So last year in April, my ever supportive husband and I decided to see what the fuss was about.
I had an unreasonably difficult pregnancy. For the first 6 months, I was glued to my toilet, even hospitalized because I was throwing up blood. The morning sickness really took a toll on me and I didnt think I would make it to the end of the pregnancy. I had a few weeks of respite before issues from a car accident four years ago started cropping up. My pregnancy became a high risk one for pre-term delivery and I was restricted to the confines of my home. I cannot even begin to describe all the thoughts that went through my head but what i can tell you is this; not once did I think ‘ hmmm! my dogs have got to go.’
My dogs are the reason I got through my pregnancy with my sanity intact. The days I spent crying, I had the comforting weight of Diegos head on my lap reassuring me things would be ok. The nights I spent on the bathroom floor, Leo kept me company, gently pawing me now and then to see if I was okay. Unfortunately, I lost a very special little girl along the way, Leela, who kept me smiling with her silly antics till the end. When I could finally fall asleep, I had Cujo resting at my feet. I couldn’t afford to stay in bed feeling sorry for myself when i had these kids depending on me.
8 months later, my son Ayan was born and I cant think of anything that could have prepared me as well for motherhood as my furry kids. I was told by family, friends and even my doctor to get rid of my dogs, that my baby came first. I was told the same things that all those people who have given up pets tell me. To all those people I can just say this. I couldn’t ever in good conscience give away an animal that loves me and trusts me with the same innocence and purity that my baby does. I couldn’t abandon a family member to bring in another. I will not betray a life that depends on me as much as my son does. To all those people I will always say, NOT WITHOUT MY DOGS.
Now are waiting for photoshoot of Ayan and Dogs, which Sanjana and Aditya will sure do. You should really check some brilliant of Andy Seliverstoff “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs” book celebrates the bond between Towering Great Danes and Teeny Toddlers
Photo Shoot By: Bhargavi Naveen who did this photo shoot with patience and same love for animal the way this couple shared.