Dogs are man’s best friend, and it’s an age-old belief. Canines and humans are known to share the most beautiful relationship. But have we ever thought of thanking them for being our friends, or for being so loyal to us? I think “no” would be the answer given by many of us. Is it because we don’t speak doggy language? Or is it because we haven’t really given it a thought? Whatever be our reason for not expressing our gratitude to our furry friends, there are some people in Nepal who celebrate a dedicated festival to thank dogs for being themselves. Sounds weird? Maybe it is strange, but I think it’s a cute gesture. Even though the dogs can’t make head or tail out of what is happening; it’s sweet to think about the whole idea of thanking them.
‘Kukur Tihar’ is celebrated in Nepal during Diwali. With the entire day as a holiday; the guests of honor are, our very favorite 4-legged fluffy best friends. Garlands being the highest signs of respect, are offered to the dogs. Their favorite food is given to them; and a tilak (a mark with red powder on their forehead; also called as tika) adds to their inherent charm. They look a 100 times more adorable during this festival. Here we have a couple of images of where these cutie-pies are being pampered and honored.
I think even we should take a hint from these people and do something to tell our pets that we love them. What say?