By Nestor U. Torre
A viewing prospect that’s exciting local TV buffs, particularly canine lovers, is “dog whisperer” Cesar Millan’s new instructional program on the Nat Geo Wild channel, “Cesar to the Rescue.” Millan has helped many people who have pooches that are difficult to handle finally make them more tractable and fun to be with.
My pet Kookie, a female Saint Bernard, is now two years old. My baby is now a lady. I got her in Baguio City. Once every three months, I take Kookie to the veterinarian for a check-up. I don’t get to hang out with her as often as I want because I’m busy with work, but I try to take her for a 30-minute walk every day. She is my stress-buster. She’s super lambing. Affectionate and caring. She puts her big paw on my lap whenever she wants a hug and a kiss. Bayani San Diego Jr.
My 4-year Chihuahua Pepper is the baby of our family. She’s the one who wakes me up so we can eat together at lunchtime. I personally bathe and groom her. I’ve taken her to the groomer only twice. I’m scared that she would get hurt. I take her to the vet but not very often [...]
My 2-year-old American Akita’s full name is Yumiko Mitzu Eigenmann or Yumi for short. I make sure to take her out to open spaces as often as I can. The vet visits Yumi once a month. Akitas are the most loyal breed in the world! Yumi hears only my voice. She gives me unconditional [...]
My fan club Cuties recently celebrated its anniversary and they (members) gave [me] two puppies—Bubu, a Pomeranian, and Patchi, a Toy Poodle. It was good timing because my mom’s Shih Tzu just died. I was never really a big fan of dogs, but I’ve found out that they’re great stress relievers. They’re like [...]
I named my dogs Phil and James after my favorite Azkals (soccer players). But the politically correct term now is “aspin” or “asong Pinoy,” especially since these beautiful canines are not “dogs of the streets.” Phil and James are about one and a half years old and they’ve been with me for more than a [...]
My mom named my dog Dodge because he’s a Dachshund. He’s 2 years old. He’s a gift from my sister’s boyfriend. Dodge is really hyper and enjoys hanging out in the garage.
My family takes care of 11 dogs. My favorite is Max because we’ve had him for 10 years—since I was 3. He’s the dog I grew up with. We also have 10 rabbits. There was a time when their number reached 20 so we had to give away some of them. We feed the rabbits thrice a day; the dogs, once because they eat a lot in one serving and this lasts them the whole day. I like taking care of animals. It teaches me responsibility.
CARLA ABELLANA “I’VE ALWAYS loved dogs. When I was growing up, we had lots of pets in the house of my grandmother (LVN star Delia Razon). We had eight dogs (including an English bulldog), a parrot and a rabbit. When we moved into our new house, we got a Jack Russell terrier. We called her [...]