Don’t compare your dog to your previous one – everyone is different from people; and why a depressive history is not good enough to turn down a marriage proposal!

From Shaheen Bhatt

UPDATED MARCH 20, 2021 7:06 PM

Comparative studies

I’m on my second dog and we keep comparing its behavior to my last. Unfortunately, it falls too short. I think we’re doing something wrong … right?

-Fayaaz Minwala, via Instagram

Like us, dogs have their own personality.

No dog is like another and to expect your second dog to be the same as your first is not fair to them. Or your first.

Dogs absorb our energy and your dog is likely to sense disappointment from you and not understand why.

Take the time to get to know your new friend. Over time, you will learn to understand one another and to love and appreciate him for the dog he is.

Mom is the word

My mom doesn’t like the girl we picked for my marriage because she has suffered from depression in the past. Should I be worried too?

– Arti Shetty, Bengaluru

No.

Shaheen Bhatt’s public foray into her own mental health challenges sparked a discourse on a relatively ignored topic and made her a role model for young girls to look up to

From the HT brunch on March 21, 2021

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