#Furholics – Meeting Keats And Frost At Bhairavi Vaidya’s Home

Keats And Frost


The poets In this house are Keats and Frost. And it’s not just because their human, Bhairavi Vaidya is a writer, but because their every essence is contemplative, like cats are bound to be!

This came to be by both design and chance. Bhairavi Vaidya was still unsure whether to even adopt an animal when she found two kittens from the same litter under her building in a cardboard box. The building kids had found them and kept them in a box in the parking area.

“They were malnourished and looked unwell so I thought of taking them to the vet. I just wanted to get them dewormed and foster them till they found a safe and loving home. Of course, within a week they had cast their spell on me and handing them over to anyone else was not an option anymore,” smiles the entrepreneur.

What’s In A Name

Then came the naming ceremony. “Since they are prone to contemplation and have had an unusual life journey, I was hoping that someday this would inspire them to write some beautiful poetry. Hence, Keats and Frost. Keats is the sensitive type who likes the solitary life with the rest of us in the background. Frost is the mischievous one who quite enjoys the limelight,” she explains of her darlings.

The Most Difficult Part Of Being A Pet Parent
Travelling, I guess.

Do They Do Anything That Is Un-Cat-Like
They respond to my whistle like a dog would.

What Is The Greatest Joy Of Being A Cat Parent And What Is The Biggest Challenge?
The tender moments and high-quality entertainment they provide are a source of joy. They’re nocturnally inclined so getting undisturbed sleep in the night can sometimes be a challenge.

In Two Each Other

While other pet parents recount the horrors of being gifted things as varied as lizard heads and leaves, Keats and Frost split the gifts between them. “They’re not interested in sharing the spoils with me,” shrugs Bhairavi who has had dogs earlier. Bhairavi adds, “I like all animals. I especially love my cats. I would also like to say dogs are man’s best friend.”

Convinced that her cats understand everything she says, but they choose to ignore it. Bhairavi is sure that they intentionally limit their communication with humans. “I believe it is a wise choice,” she grins.


Uma Karve Chakranarayan

Uma Karve Chakranarayan

Uma Karve Chakranarayan is editor and publisher of Tell Tail, Pune’s only petzine and partner, Petsworld, a pet food and accessories store. ’Furholics’ appears every Saturday on Pune365.
Uma Karve Chakranarayan