It Is A Woofderful Life
A dog’s house is his castle—almost literally. Bombay House, the 94-year-old building that serves as the Tata Group’s global HQ, has been a comfortable den for stray dogs for decades. When Ratan Tata became chairman of Tata Sons in 1991, he regularised his tenants, furnishing amenities that were the equal of anything available to employees of the Homo sapiens persuasion. “They had a vet on call, a budget for their upkeep and regular medical checkups, and were habituated to sleeping on mats,” a staffer said. Last year, this privileged class of eight canines was briefly discomfited when the building was renovated, but the luxury has returned, with plush new facilities, including toys, mattresses, and “lots of hiding places,” says a delighted Abodh Aras of Welfare of Stray Dogs.