Having a pet is a huge commitment; some might say, it is no less than having a child. Pets are your go-to companion and a friend you can always seek for comfort. The emotional bonding between an owner and a pet is a strong and inexpressible feeling. Just as we spent time taking care of them, one of the most important things that might slip off from our minds is the fact that your pet (especially if it is a dog) might need to go out for a walk more than one can think.
Nadia Sikder, an animal and human rights activist has taken the initiative of gathering all animal lovers and pet owners who live close to Hatirjheel to form a small group named "Hatirjheel Dog Walkers Club” and interact in order to form friendship and regular routine to walk their dogs. “The initiative is very simple, yet the bond that the owner and pet will grow, through this small step will be outstanding,” said Nadia as we walked along with her pet down the path in Hatirjheel.
She has been walking her dog quite regularly for the past seven years and believes that it helps both of her pets to relief the pent-up energy they often retain. “Living in an apartment and finding places to walk pets might be very difficult at time but through forming a small community of dog walkers the situation might seem easier than said!” she further states.
Just like humans, dogs do not like being confined in the same environment. They thrive for small 'adventures' and friendly games with their owners. It is important that the friendship between you and your little pawed friend become more outgoing and exciting.
Join Nadia Sikder in her group to communicate with more outgoing animal lovers to share ideas and experiences. Let there be many walks for you to remember!
Photo: Kazi Nayeer
Model: Nadia Sikder and Simba
For more details please log onto: facebook.com/ groups/943761665782483