Life is too short.
And why can’t our dogs live long as we do?
It’s been two months by now since I lost my baby girl. For people who knew me or silently read this blog, you probably have read about Bea (my Beatrice) and my love for her. For almost eleven years she was a prominent picture in my life, she may not be the first dog I owned but amongst it was her coming that made a significant impact in my life (to our lives probably). It was her who taught me great life lessons –how to be young and silly, to share love and kindness without condition, to enjoy the sun and even the rains and to embrace aging perhaps without regrets. She indeed is my favorite pup. ♥
In year 2007, a yellow lab came into our lives. Tho not my very first choice among her litter it was her charm that captures my heart so I immediately took her home. She has all the energy of a baby pup and probably the cutest I have met. Brown eyes which according to your Dadi was human eyes, pink nose that complete your mestiza looks.
The first year sharing our apartment with you was a big mess and a tiring one. Dadi had to go home everyday at mid-afternoon to check on you and feed you and clean whatever clutter there is. And Momi had to wipe floors after work because you peed and pooped everywhere. It gets exhausting at times but you know very well how to win me, your puppy ways I cannot resist.
You chewed almost everything from Dadi’s most loved shoes, down to the under garments, pillows, atm cards, the Cleopatra day bed you shared with Ate Shen and how many Havaianas slippers you chewed on dear? My patience was tested many times and all I can do was shrug it off because, because you’re too cute to receive my wrath.
Going out on a date with Dadi was never the same because we have you and we have to pick pet-friendly places where we could window shop, dine (a burger meal should be available for you) and sit for hours to have coffee and doughnuts. Oh, that pave way for winning the BGC story. You can read here.
Trick or Treat at Boni High Street, circa 2007
Great Dog Dash in SM MOA, circa 2008
Milo Marathon, circa 2009
Just like any paw-parent we wanted you on the limelight and we wanted you to be sociable so we calendared events where we can meet fellow doggos and humans.
Pet Blessing in Greenhills, circa 2011
We attended too many –Doggie Love, World Animal Day, Pet Blessings and many more to count.
1.) 1st Birthday with McDonald’s Big Mac
2.) 1st Birthday at Home (which Lolo disapproves hehehe)
3.) 2nd Birthday with Purple Oven mini-cakes
4.) 3rd Birthday with McDonald’s Big Mac (again)
4th Birthday, and Dadi bought you a cake from Sugarhouse with a nice emblem.
5th Birthday with Saira and Shane, you’re cupcakes were from Tita Lenn’s Yummies
6th Birthday with Kuya Pao, a bit rush so I pulled up a quick birthday party with doughnuts and burgers.
7th Birthday, I was initially planning a big party for you but Momi became busy so we decided to celebrate at Yellow Cab with Ate Sam and Kuya Pao. I know you enjoyed the burger and the caramel cake from Iko’s.
8th Birthday, was a rush because Momi was busy preparing for an event back then. Tita C gave you this cake.
9th Birthday, despite Momi’s very weak condition here we managed to celebrate a little with pancit and cake.
The 10th Birthday, you were so sick a week before but I was surprised at how spirited you were at the party day. When I saw these photos of you, I knew how age has taken its toll on you but in my heart you will forever be my baby girl. ♥
We had a wagyu burger party at home and it was a merry event. It was your last birthday with us and Momi misses you more and more each day.
And birthdays were equally special and memorable because we wanted to celebrate life with you.
But not everyone loves you, there were cruel people at our neighborhood and I fear they might do something wicked so with heavy hearts we sent you home to Cavite at the parental’s house. It was so heart breaking, I’m not used to not seeing you everyday.
Blessing in disguise, your stay at the parental’s was! Because you have a bigger playground now and your reunion with Ate Shen was a happy sight.
And when a new pup entered the picture you welcome him warmly…
And became your boyfriend soon after.
Now, we have pups on the block and they were the cutest!
The second pregnancy was an accident because you try to sneak out one day and met the Lucky Boi. Oh dear, the second batch of pups were really, really loveable. And I don’t mind the special one because he is my darling today.
The Astro Boi. He misses you badly and on times the Lucky Boi bullies him he silently cries for Momi.
And now with heavy heart, how can I speak of your leaving? It gets too heavy and my heart aches really bad. I miss you, I miss you and I can’t promise not to cry every time I’d see photos of you.
To be continued…