When Bengaluru-based couple Aditya Raheja and Sanjana Madappa were expecting their son Ayan, everyone – from doctors to family and friends – told them to get rid of their dogs. But Sanjana, who works at an animal welfare organisation, refused to do it. Instead, they went ahead and did the cutest pregnancy photo shoot with all their furry friends.
Take a look at the adorable shoot here.
In a Facebook post by Shravan Krishnan, the owner of Hotel for Dogs, Sanjana was quoted saying this,
“Being in animal welfare, one of the most common reasons i hear for giving up a pet is ' I'm pregnant'. When I have tried to counsel these families, i get it thrown back in my face that since I don't have children and haven't experienced a pregnancy, I don't 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 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.'
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.” (Sic)
This just made our day a little bit brighter.