Photo Feature and tribute
Dogs fitness and fashion parade!
Text/Photos: Ridhi Chhabra
Every dog has its day but January 10, 2016 (read dog show) was truly special for the finest of human pets - the canine companions and for their lovers. The show is held once a year for most states pan-India. This time the Delhi dog show was held under the aegis of the KCI (Kennel Club of India) Delhi Chapter with the venue being the famous Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
Indeed, it was an Olympian affair with breeds ranging from the tiny to the jumbo ones - Chihuahua, Chow Chow, Poodles, Labradors, Bulldogs, Mastiffs, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Toy Poms and Hounds and many more, all under one roof with their owners or the breeders.
A TRIBUTE TO 'ANGEL' by Drishi Vilkhu
[Golden Retriever Female - 2004-2016]
I stroked your head and caught myself murmur ‘One More’,
Was it my inner dread of seeing you out the door one last time?
I just need One More day of your unconditional madness,
Or need One More bark resounding through the house?
Or is it smuggling One More biscuit for you to devour?
Or do I question losing One More person we love to the cycle of life?
Or do I wonder that will you be One More star in the cemetery in the sky?
Or do I agonize that you will be One More memory caught in a fading spell?
Or do I yearn that you were chasing monkeys away One More time?
You may be just One More pooch for the world,
But know this my furry love, your One More is an ocean full of loving chaos,
Effervescent and beautiful forever,
Transcendental is what you are,
Echoing through focal of our being,
Awakening us in ways unknown.
And no more will I whisper for you - ‘One More’.