In this volume, the author introduces her pet, Timmy, a talking dog. We see in the stories of her pet, a range of emotions – the pain of losing somebody to someone else, pangs of separation, a spark of hope, jealousy, romance, grief, anger and finally, starting anew. There are other short stories such as Baby Boo for Siva which revolves around how an individual repents his hastiness (though not in that moral-lecture way). Ever heard of a talking fan? Just open these pages to read a conversation between a talking fan and a mechanic. The Rebel’s Wife deals with the subject of keeping that spark of hope alive and Uncle Turns Chef reminds you not to be so absorbed in your work! Cricket in My Country’s Villages is a story of an interesting visit to a village in India. One Door Closes tackles a sensitive yet important subject. The Lamp of Hope is based on the aftermath of 2004 tsunami. We come back with some more poems such as how it is to be turn a teen, if an old lady can still be pretty and the uses of trees.