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Do dogs grieve? 10 December 2008  •  8 Comments

Do dogs grieve? I honestly think they do. When I lost Sheero, our human family wasn’t the only one who grieved over her passing. Coal, our black Labrador Retriever, was closest to her. We heard him howling every night for about a week after Sheero’s passing—his way of showing how […]

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Our own little dog sanctuary 29 July 2008  •  Be the first to comment

Before the family transferred to our new home in Antipolo, I’ve lived along Katipunan Avenue all my life (the C5 Katipunan Extension, to be more precise). Our street (or more appropriately, highway) was always busy with cars going to and from Ateneo, Miriam, or UP, or simply passing by since […]

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Do dogs have souls? 24 June 2008  •  19 Comments

Even since our beloved Sheero passed away last October, I’ve wondered a lot about that. Do dogs have souls? Could really there be a Rainbow Bridge where spirits of our loyal pets go to and play while they wait for us? The dream I had last night made me wonder […]

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Dog friendships 22 May 2008  •  5 Comments

One of the things I like about having a lot of dogs is being able to see how they interact with their dog pack fellows. It helps me understand my pets better, and in the process, learn how to be a better pet owner and their “pack leader.” I’ve long […]

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New house: A new dog territory! 14 April 2008  •  One Comment

Sorry for the lack of updates. My family (both humans and dogs) just transferred to a new home here in lower Antipolo in Rizal. It’s been quite stressful for all of us—even the dogs. I think Shantee‘s the only one who didn’t find it stressful at all, just another great […]

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Does your dog say “sorry?” 18 February 2008  •  4 Comments

Apologizing is one of the things some of us humans have a hard time doing, especially if you’ve got a lot of pride. Others find it very difficult to acknowledge their mistakes, but some also find it easy to say “I’m sorry” even if they don’t really mean it. Before […]

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The “Marshmallow Test” 9 December 2007  •  Be the first to comment

Do you remember the TV commercial where a series of kids were asked to have the “Marshmallow Test,” which tested the kids’ response to delayed gratification? I think it was some kind of a milk commercial. Ever tried doing something like that with your dog? We did last year. Only […]

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The white-furred demon 18 June 2007  •  Be the first to comment

That’s Peter the Hamster on the foreground. If you’re an avid fan of the TV series, Supernatural, you’d know about the Yellow-Eyed Demon. Well, we have our own White-Furred Demon: Sheero! Although Sheero and I have been trying to schedule a regular “walk-the-Sheero” task (in our desperate attempt to get […]

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Walking a spoiled dog 14 June 2007  •  One Comment

I think it wouldn’t come as a surprise if I say that Sheero is a spoiled dog. She’s famous in the Philippine blogosphere for a dog in her own right (well, in my opinion at least!), and anybody who met her has seen how Marc and I pamper her with […]

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Choknat, the Bonsai hobbyist 4 June 2007  •  6 Comments

Apart from barking at my husband, Marc, Choknat has a new hobby: He’s now a Bonsai hobbyist! The Bonsai was a present from my aunt (she wanted us to get into the Bonsai hobby), but Choknat took it upon himself to take care of this plant. He trims it regularly […]

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