CHENNAI : Itsy and Bitsy are adorable two-year-old Shih Tzus I adopted using a small marketing trick on my father. Being an ardent dog lover, I’ve always longed to pet one. Despite a lot of convincing and sad faces, my parents were not willing to bring one home. It was then that I came up with a brilliant marketing idea and proposed it to my father, Harish Closepet, co-founder of a popular art and craft retail chain. I asked my father to bring home two dogs and name them “Itsy” and “Bitsy”, who could become the brand ambassadors of our retail chain, Itsy Bitsy.
It’s funny how in a complete vegetarian family, the dogs are die-hard non-veg lovers. They both love egg and chicken and refuse to eat anything but that. One morning, Itsy was served watermelons and vegetables and he chose to go on a hunger-strike until some egg was added to it. Even after staying hungry for nearly three hours, Itsy only ate the egg.
The most beautiful moment I had with Itsy and Bitsy was when they came home for the first time. It’s been two years since then and a lot of memories have been made, including once when I was extremely unwell and how Itsy and Bitsy did not leave my bedside until I recovered.Our Sundays are spent playing together at Cubbon Park, while on weekdays I do some fun DIY craft with Itsy and Bitsy. There are days when I am working up late, but Itsy-Bitsy are always ready to play around, helping me take quick breaks.
The author is the creative director, Itsy Bitsy
itsy, the egg lover Once, Itsy was served
watermelons with veggies and he chose to go on a hunger-strike until some egg was added to it. Even after staying hungry for so long, he only ate the egg.