Toffiee
Creature Companions|January 2021
Meet our Pet of the Month’, Toffiee – an amazing mother to Grace and an adorable sibling to Candy! Let’s hear about the incredible journey of this wonderful trio from their Super Mom, Shreya, who takes care of them like none other…

WHEN AND HOW DID TOFFIEE COME IN YOUR LIFE? IS SHE YOUR FIRST PET?

I have always been fond of pets since I was a toddler. I used to feed and bring new dogs every now and then. Then one day my parents decided to gift me a puppy on my birthday when I was in the fifth standard; her name was Milli. After she passed away due to food poisoning, I decided not to get any more pets.

When I was in the third year of my engineering, I went to see a puppy for my friend and ended up bringing Toffiee home. I already had an experience of having pets; I was pretty much comfortable but I was not aware of breed-specific requirements. Shih Tzu breed requires a lot of care and attention, which I struggled to provide in the initial days but later I started learning.

Fortunately, I also have Toffiee’s baby now and I’ve named her – Grace!

WERE YOU LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR BREED WHEN YOU THOUGHT OF BRINGING HOME A PET?

Bringing Toffiee was so sudden decision that I didn’t get a chance to look for the breed. I have one more pet Candy, whom I got from a friend. When I got to know that they have Cocker Spaniel breed, I started searching about them, their requirement, and temperament. When I was sure that yes I can give a better life to the pup, I brought her home.

AS YOU JUST MENTIONED YOU HAVE ANOTHER PET CANDY ALONG WITH THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER DUO, TOFFEE, AND GRACE. HOW IS THE RAPPORT AMONG THREE OF THEM?

Candy is such a friendly pup that I never had to worry. Candy is like a second mother to Grace. She loves Grace as much as Toffiee loves her. They eat, play, and sleep together. In fact, Grace has a similar temperament like Candy; it makes easier to have them around.

WHAT IS TOFFIEE'S DIET AND HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF HER NUTRITION? IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOFFIEE, GRACE, AND CANDY'S DIET?

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