Sunday, January 17, 2010


The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is knocking on every dog lover's heart to please take the time and help care for the homeless dogs and cats who are currently under their shelter.

Click here for more information about the volunteer orientation.

Thank you, thank you. :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Batik, Oh, Batik!

As I have promised, I will be introducing you to our beloved dogs, whether they are still with us or happily yapping in heaven. Let me start with our first baby, Batik. I believe I have talked about him in my earlier post and yeah, he was the dog who bit my mom.

I don't how or where we got him but Batik was is a Filipino dog, also known as an askal. Much like a dalmatian, he is a white dog with black spots (or is it white spots on black?). Either way, I am sure you get the picture.

Again, I do not remember anything much about him apart from an incident which happened when I was supposed to be looking out for him. I just got back from school and someone (can't remember who) asked me to walk Batik out. While outside, I got interested with what my friends were doing and completely forgot about Batik. I didn't what know what the heck he was in in those few minutes until a neighbor came to me raging about Batik. Apparently, Batik bit his daughter who was pulling his tail. Really, Batik, a bad habit of yours, eh? But that's what you get when you pull a dog's tail. A lesson learned for the little lady. Another rabies story.

But he's been dead for years now and every now and then we still talk about him. Though he loves to bite, he was my very first best friend. From him, I have learned how it is to be loyal and true to my loved ones. Traits I know which other people still do not have.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

On Mistreating Dogs and Everything Else

I'm sure you've heard of mga walang-awang nilalang who transport dogs in a closed van with rusted tin cans covering their snouts so as to prevent them from biting each other. About 70% of these dogs die from starvation and suffocation before they are even cooked. But I'm stuck there. Just the thought of them being mistreated like that makes me sad...almost teary-eyed. What's wrong with you, People? DOGS ARE NOT FOOD!

Some of you may think they "oh, c'mon, they're just dogs". But they are not JUST dogs for me. They are a part of my family. In my twenty something years in this world, we've had 9 dogs already (that's another blog, I guess.). I get really paranoid when I hear dogs barking and snarling because I'm scared that our dog, Rocky, may be hurt. Rocky is a very CHISMOSONG DOG! Trust me, makarinig lang yun ng nagkakahulang aso sa labas ng bahay lalabas na yun agad. And he's been attacked by a neighbor's dog before for being nosy, and a pitbull, for goodness' sake. But, again, that's another story.

In an underpass in Makati, I remember reading an advertisement that goes something like people who hurt animals are just starting. I'm not sure if it's for PETA or for a human rights org. But I agree. You see, people who see nothing wrong of hurting helpless animals will definitely see nothing wrong of hurting helpless human beings in the future. They'll think of themselves strong when they're hurting others. Develop an immunity ba, like when you take in too much medication for a long time and suddenly it stops working.

Magulo ba? I don't know. Figure it out.

Don't be bullied!