There is no denying the fact that a person can give up on another person but a dog will never give up on its master at any cost. A dog is the most faithful creature on this earth. Once you get attached to a dog, you can never stay away from them no matter what. That is exactly what happened to this lovely couple. Sanjana Madappa and her beloved husband, Aditya Raheja, a couple based in Bengaluru courageously dealt with a high-risk pregnancy and gave birth to a wonderful baby boy named Ayan.
She was suggested by many close friends and family members to give up on her pets as she was facing complications in her pregnancy and they thought petting a dog at that stage will only worsen her problems. However, instead of getting rid of her sweetheart dogs, the brave lady opted for a pre-delivery photo shoot with all the members of the family including their bunch of dogs.
The pictures came out beautifully and are winning everyone over the internet.
Check those out below:
When asked, here is what Sanjana has to say:
“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 an unreasonably difficult pregnancy. For the first 6 months, I was glued to my toilet, even hospitalised because I was throwing up blood. The morning sickness really took a toll on me and I didn’t 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 Diego’s 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. 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 can’t 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.”
Kudos to the lady and her beautiful thoughts!