Mahi Gill has a pug called Donna Gill, while Sana Saeed dotes on her Persian cat and Tusshar Kapoor loves to spend time with his Pomerenaian named Poshto. B-Town celebrities share a special bond with their pets, and spending time with them is often a stress-buster for them.
In as many as 26 episodes of NDTV Good Times' "Heavy Petting - All Stars", a range of actors and celebrities have shared stories of their experiences with their pets.
Here are some of them:
Tusshar Kapoor: I think I've come of age. I'm 37 and I'm unmarried, so I think it is the paternal instinct that has come into me, and I think he (Poshto, his dog) is like my child. He's like another human being, he's actually like...I won't even say brother, he is like my child.
Milan Luthria: I try to bring a horse in every now and then. It's the only way I can destress on a set when there is a horse around.
Shweta Salve (she had one dog named Dino and currently has Phoebe): Dogs make you better people, they make you happier and they bring the broadest smiles on your faces. I turned a mom overnight when Dino came in. He could fit into my palms, he was that little.
Sana Saeed, who has two cats Honey and Godiva: My younger one (Godiva) is like a little puppy. He is actually like a puppy because he is constantly at your feet 24x7, and he licks you, and he loves you, and he sleeps on the bed with me. Is it more fun to cuddle a cat? Of course, they are so like boggy and cute and furry. You know sometimes I want to like get inside them.
Mahie Gill (dog named Dona): She's a brat. She loves people coming home, she loves children...but when she will sleep, she sleeps with me. I think, she's also a sardarni. I love lassi, she loves lassi too. I love having curd, she loves curd. I love paranthas, she loves paranthas too. So I think that's the similarity that we have, we are both foodies. We sleep a lot, we watch TV and we eat and play together.
Tanishaa Mukerji: My dog Leonidas has taught me how to be selfless. Yes, I was selfish earlier. I have also learnt how to have a little attitude always, and get what I want, when I want it. He loves licking my mother's face while she is sleeping. Though it is annoying most of the times, my mum eventually gives in. He is so cute and innocent after all.