The Bachchan family loses its Piranha Dane of seven years
Those who follow Amitabh Bachchan’s blog regularly are no stranger to Shanouk. The unusually long canine pet from the Bachchan family has been featured on many a blogs posted by the veteran actor. Unfortunately, we got to hear the sad news of the dog’s demise today. “5th feb 2006, I received the most beautiful birthday present.. Shanouk my dog. Today I said my final goodbye to him. RIP my baby,” tweeted a distressed Abhishek Bachchan early this morning.
Interestingly, Amitabh had mentioned that when Shanouk was brought into his den, he would wander around in search of his family and siblings. He later found a great companion in Abhishek and would often sleep in AB Jr’s bed. Senior Bachchan too often shared some rare pictures of him playing with the pet, much to his fans delight.
“Truer friend and companion there never was. Thank you Shanouk, for being there in the strength of your immense body and the sincerity of your drooping eyes, the rolls of pristine and soft skin and at times the affectionate saliva that drools all over our freshly washed clothing. It is a wonder that you do not talk, yet how well you understand. It is a wonder that you show concern and guard, without being asked to. It is a wonder that you obey and follow and perform on instruction,” expressed Big, reminiscing about his emotional connect with his favourite pet.