Every person has their way of showing love to the animal they adore. The same goes with Shruti who went on to adopt a 30-day old cute puppy Zippy from Mangaluru. Six years later, she has put the experience with Zippy into words and penned a lively account of the life of Zippy. She has dedicated a book titled “Preethigondu Hesaru Idhu” (Zippy’sgraphy) to it.
Shruthi is an anchor, a model, and a dancer as well. Zippy is self-trained and follows every command without fail and understands the Kannada language quite easily. The book is not an imaginary story, but the life story of Zippy.
Zippygraphy is an 80 pages book with 15 stories. The book is the first of its kind in the state to depict the life story of a dog. James Vaz has designed the cover page, and Raghupathi Srigenri has worked on the illustrations. Actor-director Raj B Shetty has penned down the preface to the book. Shruthi intended to make everyone understand that dogs are worth loving and friendly beings just as humans. But for Shruthi, Zippy is a friend, guide, and inspiration to be positive every day. The book was released on January 7th and is selling like hotcakes. Get your hands on them as soon as possible and enjoy a fantastic book to help you get through these difficult times.
Q/A with Shruthi
- How much time did it take you to finish this book?
-It all started during the pandemic and it took me about 8 months to complete the book. The idea was to gift the book to zippy during her birthday, which was on August 15th but couldn’t finish it by then.
- How’s the response from the crowd?
-The audience has responded positively.There were no books written about dogs in kannada till now and i’m so overwhelmed with the love the public has been showing to this book and will be doing a 2nd edition of the book soon.
- How many books are sold out till now?
-In the blink of an eye, 1000 copies were sold out, and I’m the happiest person on the planet right now. I didn’t anticipate the audience to be so enthusiastic. It’s great to hear they enjoyed it!