Furholics, Toral Narang who says looks don’t matter, the Dog does

The Baby

Toral and Mukesh Narang’s daughter, Pratha Narang, saw an accident where a female community dog was hit by a speeding vehicle in Mumbai. Her month old puppy who had followed mom into traffic too got hit. Pratha picked both up took them to a veterinarian where the mother was put down. The pup had no place to go so she joined Pratha’s family.
“With her broken bones she was a very weak little girl. We went from specialist to specialist to get little Cookie back on her feet. About two months old now, she is the brat of the pack that includes two cocker spaniels – Buddy and Angel,” says Toral, an artist and former special needs educator, who divides her time between Mumbai and Pune.


For Toral, leaving the dogs behind when she can bring them with her to Pune, is unthinkable. So along with Buddy and Angel, Cookie too snuggles up in the car for their travel between the cities. They have their beds in both places, toys and their humans. The dogs enjoy themselves immensely. We want to make sure our dogs are as comfortable as possible so they feel safe and secure, we have been recommended a lot of different things to get our dogs over the years, from best vitamins to the best beds, click here to see them so you can pick one for your dogs too, I’m always up for recommendations!

Children and the Canines

Toral’s son Yash and Buddy share a special bond. “When Yash stayed in India, Buddy wouldn’t eat when Yash was unwell. They were so close. Yash is now in Australia with his lovely wife Nupur. Buddy does a double flip every time that Yash comes home on holiday. Fond of Pratha too, the three are at the door till she comes,” says Toral.

The love

For the Narang family, adopting Cookie was a very easy decision. “The looks don’t matter, the dog does. Anybody can adopt or buy a good looking animal but to take care of an animal who is in need, is not everybody’s cup of tea,” she sums up.

We agree when we see the naughty Cookie learning to use her hind legs better and better and getting stronger and more confident every day! And we can’t help but smile when we see her cuddle up between Angel and Buddy. Safe and snug. A warm family indeed.

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