Saturday, June 27, 2009 best pal....

Just wondering how these animals develop such a strong bond with us so quickly...

its just few days now since sundaran came in to my life and it is really melting to see this little monkey's trust and affection :)

Am happy...check out the recent picture of myself with sundar taken today :)


Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

Thursday, June 25, 2009

He wastes Nothing - My Article in Ergo


Check out my article in Ergo today!

Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Follow Up - Calling all Techies !!

Following the call to all techies to design a website & a logo for AWPT, we received a lot of calls from volunteers from various companies...Thanks to those kind hearts :)
Of which a team of 5 people from infosys approached us with inspiring ideas & infact their response was swift..
We've decided to work with them on this, even am waiting like you guys to see the new website..
Thanks a lot for all of you who responded to this call, I'm sorry We couldn't avail all your services.
I'm sure to keep in touch with rest of the volunteers, your help is always remembered..
Thanks all again

Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Calling all Techies - My article in Ergo !


Check out my article in today's ERGO. (dated 18th June 2009).
Also, please spread the word for the cause.


Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hats off Vikrant !!!!!

My friend Vikrant lives in Texas. I got introduced to Vikrant when I was working with Frost, I have known this guy for a few years now as a animal lover, but never knew he is so crazy about the cats! In his recent email, Vikrant told me that he also feeds some cats & they follow his up to his office....

I never call him by his name, I always call him "workaholic".....this is not a exaggeration, believe me, this guy sleeps for rarely 4 hours a day :) The one who is online for ever....

I'm so surprised, the guy who once told me he has no time to think even about his marriage , now has time to manage 6 cats!!!!!

Here is a short interview of this cat man :)

Vikrant grooms 3 kittens & 3 big cats in his patio, he says "The young ones are extremely naughty. They like to play with the tail of their mom and even other cats which don't mind it. The other day, they pulled down some towels I had put out for drying in my patio and were happily sleeping on them after playing with them..Then they like to climb on the patio door ( not the glass one, but the oneused to let the wind in and keep mosquitoes etc. out)...I take a thread , tie a small leaf at one end and then drag it on the ground in front of them- they go nuts! "

Best fun..."the young ones like to sleep in the samebowl which they eat from!" Vikrant adds :)

Vikrant has also sent across a few pics...his words are very true...may be even more, but nothing less...

I'm proud to be his friend, I wish all of us should take Vikrant as a inspiration and learn how to devote sometime for our pets too!

All the best Vikrant :) You definitely make a difference...Hats off !!!

Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Welcome home Sundara....

Sundar @ Sundaran, a cute little monkey (he is really too little...though looks big in pic) has come home a week back..donno where does he come from, but he really gets along well with everyone here...

i dont want to name him as usual Rama, maruthi, hanu, etc. Sundaran is also the name of Lord Anjaneya, an episode in Ramayan was named after him (Sundara Kaandam)

Sundar loves chocolates, bananas, mango, papaya leaves....this guy is a delight to watch :)

just managed to take a few snapsthought of sharing it with you !

Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Three more Fans needed for AWPT - Please spread a word

Hi all,

Thank you all who supported my previous request for Fans for AWPT's extended shelter.
I heard from Mr. Narasimmamoorthy of AWPT that the animals now sleep more comfortably & peacefully than before. Thank God for that !
Now, they still need 3 more fans (of which one is wall mounted), one would be used for Ramu, a visually challenged monkey & for two other rooms. Ramu is always inside the cage as he cannot be independent, he feels quiet uncomfortable because of the mosquitos & flies as his cage is surrounded by trees & plants.
So, if any of you have new/old fans in working condition, please give a call to AWPT, they will collect it from you. Hope you all know the numbers, anyways, 044-22781381 / 9962968265 / 9941597790

Thank you again

Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

AWPT is too busy giving away pups for adoption !!!!

Today was really a wonderful day for AWPT ! Ofcourse very tiring too !

I've been there yesterday, there were lots of new arrival of pups & kittens. To my surprise, today a lot of puppies, more than 10, have been taken by people..

Being a weekday, this is quiet unusual :)

Sundays are really busy as a lot of adoptions happens mostly on sundays.

Anyways, thanks to those kind-hearted people who took puppies, I wish they have a wonderful time & experience with the tiny tots :)

And a lot of kittens have also lined up for adoption, so, if you have an idea of taking a kittie home, please dont wait...just go bring them right today !

Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

Monday, June 8, 2009

AWPT on Animal - Wish things go well and we could achieve that !! is a international platform for all animal welfare organisations across the globe to showcase themselves and to raise the appeals and spread a word about the campaigns they run. I never knew so long there is such a platform that could help all animal homes..Great !
I'm very glad to have connected with the team, who have been so considerate to putforth AWPT's appeals & campaigns to the World. I am just working on furnishing a few necessary documents. I wish & pray, this should be another successful attempt to help our animals.

Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

Thinking of Adopting a Kitten??? - Here are my tips !

Dear All,
One of our readers Hashir has requested long back to post an article on how to groom a kitten at home...I thought of mailing back Hashir personally, but then If I share it here, it would really be useful for all who visit the page..
Sorry for the delay Hashir...Here we go....

Take TWO, Not one :)

So...are you planning to groom a kitten at home? I suggest you take two kittens, instead of one ! First suggestion that I give everyone....kittens too are emotional, they too need companions..ofcourse we are there, still he/she would need a cat friend too..In a way, taking home 2 kitties is beneficial in many ways...Kittens learn faster and adapt themselves to a new atmosphere when they have a companion..they never feel lonely, they take care of each other....almost 50% of your care is done :) I was fortunate to have 3 kittens at a time...hope you all enjoyed my article in Hindu.

As soon as you pick up your kitten(s), consult your Vet doctor Immediately. If you are not aware of one, please take references from your friends who have pets. Get a general advice from the doctor as well as the vaccination card, please follow the dates strictly, Vaccination is a MUST.


See if your kitten is independent enough to drink milk on its own. If not, you may have to feed him initially with a feeding bottle (or a inkfiller, if the kitten is too small). Donot try feeding them with sharp spoons, they might get hurt. Also hold them firmly, donot hold them tightly or lift them holding their neck. Only the mother cat can do that..not you ! Also, initially feed them once in a hour, till they manage to quench their hunger without your help.
If your cat is capable of drinking milk on his own, then keep the milk bowl in some place and train your kitten to drink from the bowl whenever hungry. Donot change the place of bowl very often.
Also make sure a bowl of fresh water is available through out the day. Donot forget to wash the vessel and change the contents very often.
Start with Milk initially, you can later add Cerelac, nestum, soft buns soaked in milk, cat food, curd rice, etc..upon your Doctor's advice.
Avoid adding sugar, sweets are of no good. Also try adding glucose to their milk often, just to energise them at regular intervals.


Kittens spend almost 18 hours in sleeping and when they are awake, they play, play & play all the time..dont panic if you see them performing stunts & somersaults, donot panic or worry, thats how they play..and if they are two, no doubt you can spend your whole day just watching them. Donot restrict them/cage them, let them free..they never get hurt.
Please Please Please make sure you spend enough time with the kitten, they should always be supported or looked after by some one. so, please make sure that the person who is at home, to take care of them, also wishes to groom the kitten.
Get your kitties some nice plastic balls, dont buy sponge balls, their snarp nails get struck inside the sponge balls, rubber balls are poisonous. Keep away all your mobile chargers, tie up all unwanted wires passing around, remember their first target will be wires. No wall hangings that they could reach. Also avoid soft toys, they may mess up with the fur toys. Please keep laptops out of their reach..if you are ready to replace the keys once in a while, please go ahead :))))
Balls are best all the time. If they have a companion they dont even need one, they keep rolling over each other all the time !
Rubbing their face against your knees, sitting on you lap, pulling your duppatta etc..comes in as they become closer to you. Be ready for everything, you should not later feel irritated of these activities. Do you know your cat can kiss??? YES ! Show your index finger & they kiss your finger..studies say that it is the best reflection of the TRUST cat has towards you :) I'm lucky enough to get atleast 20-25 kisses per day :)

Litter Box

If you are living in a Independent house with a spacious garden, beleive me, no one need to teach your kittens on attending the nature calls..kittens habitually prefer gardens. If you are living in a apartment or any other setting where there is no open space, train your kitten on a litter box from the beginning. Make sure you fill the box with sand, refill the same very often. Once a kitten is trained, donot worry, they never spoil any of your belongings/clothes/bed.


I have never seen any cat looking for a comfortable place to sleep. They prefer cramped shelves and cupboards where they can curtail themselves completely and sleep. You can try some beds/rubber sheets, cats are not like your pups to obey you. They keep changing their sleeping places how much ever comfort you give them.

General behavior:

As I said earlier, cats never, never, never obey you. Infact they are clever enough to tease you by doing exactly what you dont like. So please donot expect any discipline from your cats. they are meant to be that way. Cats often become restless. But try to guess the reason behind.. Cats often scratch the furniture, sharpen the nails, makes a vibrating noise, run around like a mad without any reason..Yes..They are happy. Cats are very determinative in nature. If they decide to catch a rat, trust me, they will. You just cannot control them. They become very restless and tend to scratch you if they miss something/may be when their prey escapes :)


You love cats. They love you inreturn. Attimes, be ready to receive a token of thanks - may be a mice or a lizard...atleast a cockroach ! Dead or alive depends on your luck :) Please donot scold or hurt your cat for this...after all they belong to the tiger family, a predator. Its their nature, when you enjoy, you should be ready for this too !


Cats do deliver several kittens at a time. They usually take care of themselves, its always better to consult your doctor for general advice. Cats usually dont eat or drink milk immediately after delivery. They drink a lot of water..Also they let only trusted people to touch herself and her please be aware, donot let strangers near.. Cats also change the kittens to seven different places atleast (approx, my experience)..quiet common..just keep a track, donot try to split them.

Is your cat sick?

Cat is the most cleanliest animal. They clean themselves by licking all over their body regularly. You can notice them doing this atleast 8 to 10 times a day. Regular brushing of their fur is enough, bath is not necessary, unless you are trained to bath your cat from the beginning. And normally cats eat very regularly, you need not run behind them with the milk bowl. If they dont eat properly, or dont lick, or very inactive, they are not alright. The most common illness cats get are indigestion & fever. Donot panic ! PLEASE DONOT TREAT YOUR CAT ON YOUR OWN. CROCIN AND OTHER PARACETAMOL TABLETS KILL THEM. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR VET DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. DONOT GIVE THEM ANY MEDICINES WITHOUT CONSULTATION. If possible try to get some basic first aid medicines for your cat. Your Doctor might suggest a best basic medical kit for you !!
Self Medication - God has gifted these animals, the power of identifying precious herbs and treating themselves in case of most common disorders like indigestion. Cats eat grass and vomit , they even eat neam leaves, nothing to worry, they'll be alright.

Pets in Apartments -

I have a couple of suggestions for people who face objections regarding growing pets in the apartments. Train your pets to use the litter box, introduce your pet to your neighbors, especially kids, make them realise that your pet is not furious and they are harmless. Vice versa, let your pet also realise that your neighbors are harmless. Take your pet for a frequest walk outside (incase of dogs), they will feel more irritated if they are caged in your flats most of the time. You have all rights to face the objections lawfully, but this is an issue that requires a lot of change in people's mindset and attitude towards pet love, which I feel only a polite approach will reinforce, than laws !

If you are a person who expects your loved ones to prove their love daily, every minute, I bet, none can do that except your pets..Kittens teach you a lot, and If you are a good learner, please take home a kittie right today, see how your life get transformed !

Please do get in touch if you have any questions.

Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Injured kitten needs a home in Bangalore - See if any of you can help Shonali

I got an email from Sriya. See if any of you can help her out?

Dear All, My Bangalore-based friend Shonali has rescued an injured kitten- an adorable, affectionate 3-month-old that's recovering in her house. Am not sure exactly what the injury is but she mentioned that the kitten needs to find a home as it will be hard for it to manage on its own. The last resort is a shelter as it might need special care at least for a little while. My friend is going off to college this Thursday and will not be able to take care of it after that so please let all your friends in Bangalore know. Please try and find a home for the kitten and hopefully there will be a happy ending for both the rescuer and the rescued :-) Pl contact directly thanks, sriya

Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Dog is back home - Thank you all, Thank you AWPT

Am so delighted to see my chellam back after 4 days.
Kappai is jus back home and she is fine, healthy & normal..
Thank you all for your prayers...
Thanks to AWPT for the treatment they offered...
Thank God !!!


Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy

Monday, June 1, 2009

I pray my dog should recover soon and come back home!!

One of my dogs kappai is sick....she needs to undergo a surgery for tumour...poor dog, she was very co-operative while taking her to AWPT hospital..hope she will undergo surgery tomorrow....i pray God to be with her, give her the strength to face the surgery & come back to me in a very healthy condition..Please pray for her speedy recovery.

Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy