If youre a pet parent, you will agree to how having felt annoyed at some people who come over and act like your pet is a liability. Its okay if they dont understand the sentiment or if they are afraid of animals. But sometimes, insensitive people tend to ridicule your love for your fur baby. When you tell them your cat or dog is like your child, they think you are being overdramatic.Some people even get offended when you prioritise your pet over themyou know, going home early to spend time with your fur baby or being worried when they are sick. They just dont see motherhood beyond what it used to be, in the traditional sense. However, we are free to choose the kind of motherhood we want and if we want it at all. Today, we no longer must stick to preconceived notions. You can choose to be child-free. You can choose to be a mother, of an adoptive or a biological child or one with paws!In this video, Her Circle caught up with Devankita Banerjee, a Mumbai resident, a UI/UX designer and a dog mom. She loves her furry baby, Leo to bits. And both she and her husband Umesh Bahuguna treat him nothing less than a child. Whats more heartening is how their friends and family see the little adorable floof as part of their inside circle. Hes definitely a loved and pampered child!From the very first day, I had the feeling of a mother because it was raining heavily when we got him and I had to really wrap him in a towel and get him home, Banerjee says. She adds that it took her husband two weeks to fall in love with the fur baby but after that, there was no looking back! Umesh is very attached to him, she adds.Banerjee explains that having a fur baby, like having a human baby, changes your life. Motherhood is all about nurturing, caring and being responsible for your child. The amount of joy that Leo has brought me is no less than what a child brings to any family, Banerjee concludes.