A family showed their love for a pet dog by hosting a baby shower despite the raging COVID pandemic.
Prakash Kumbar, a resident of Vijayapura, Karnataka in southern India, had decided to hold a baby shower for his family pet Soni when she became pregnant.
Though he put it off for sometime due to the health crisis, he finally decided to celebrate it on September 2 following all traditional Hindu rituals a family would perform for their human daughter.
Soni was adorned with flowers, clothes and ornaments, and placed on a chair, where she received gifts from the guests. Songs were sung and married women offered her ‘aarathi’ or holy flame to wish and her pups good luck.
The da- long celebration ended with a treat for Soni and her guests.
Prakash said: “She is part of our family, so we felt like sharing our happiness. We kept the guest list small due to COVID.”