In 2009 Salman Khan suffered from a personal setback when he lost two of his dogs, Myson and Myjaan. His love for the two canines has been documented by multiple publications over the years. While he did get new pets into his life, the void left by his first two dogs have remained. Which is what probably explains a plaque, that features a photo of the two dogs, that he got installed near his house in Mumbai.
Salman Khan treated the two Bull Mastiffs like his children and buried them at his farmhouse in Panvel. It is said that the actor’s debut production Chillar Party was a tribute to his dogs.
Here’s something that he had posted on his blog (now defunct) about Myson and Myjaan; something that should speak of his love for the two canines the best way possible.
Dedicated to the ones who wait for us across the rainbow bridge…
When I return home from shooting every day, as a routine, I first spend time with my two champions, whom I have named Myson and Myjaan. They are my life and I am passionate about them. While I do not humanise them, I dislike referring to them as dogs or my pets.
They are a part of me, my family and they share my every joy and sorrow. They understand me completely and there is such a big bond I share with them that it moves me beyond words. The best time whenever I get a Sunday off is the time I spend being with them.
Myjaan is far smarter and naughtier than Myson, she always insists I pet her first and creates a big fuss if I get to Myson before her. They are also my sounding boards they ground me and help me to think.
When I go on long outdoor stints and cannot take them with me, I speak to them on the phone. I have an amplifier system installed at home, so that they can hear me loud and clear…and I can feel them close with the sounds that they make.
Myson is smarter and more patient. He knows that I am away and that I will return. Time stands still for them and the sun shines once again when I am near them… like I am today!
From them I learn patience and forbearance. The unconditional love that they teach me to share is timeless and beautiful.
Love like this is the highest kind of love. It finds joy in others no matter what, because it recognises the freedom of those we love, and doesn't chain them to our own wants. It is the same kind of love God has for us."