All dogs are amazing and deserve love but sadly, not all of them enjoy the comforts of a home and the promise of regular meals. Stray and abandoned dogs are in shelters or the streets, without a home to call their own and without a human parent they can curl up with when they want some love.
I’ve been a furmom for over a decade and to this day, there are things I still learn about my senior dog. This is especially true when my family moved to the US and I was left to care for Oreo on my own (the dog on the left is Georgia, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2017). So when I heard that Royal Canin organized Start of Life, A Facebook webinar series about the different stages and milestones of furbabies, I knew I had to go.
The first leg of the series, Royal Beginnings: Kickstart your Puppy’s Best Life, was specifically for puppy owners. Oreo may be a senior dog but I’m sure every furparent agrees that their dogs will forever be babies to them. When I took my role more seriously, I finally understood why my mom kept saying I’m her baby, even if I’m already in my early thirties.
Below are some of the tips I learned from the veterinarians, experts, and furparents who spoke. I’m sure you’ll find them useful:
Every dog or cat deserves a safe place to call home. Unfortunately, a lot of animals in the Philippines lack the loving comforts and care that a family can provide. Driven by its desire to create a better world for pets, MARS Petcare, a global leader in the pet care industry, is spearheading a Valentine’s adoption drive to help homeless pets find their forever home with families who will accept them with open arms.
Our new puppies! Clockwise: Meiji, Mocha, MJ, and Mojo (who I have mentioned in this post). The four are puppies of Maggie, our chihuahua in Quezon City.
Aren’t they cute? Meiji, like the chocolate, is very sweet and likes to be cuddled. Of the four, she’s the most outgoing. She kind of looks like Misty, our mini pinscher. Mocha’s really shy and likes to stay under the sun. She needs to, she’s so pale! I think MJ’s the cutest (she’s mine). Mojo is the only boy.
We now have six chihuahuas here in Las Pinas! Two more and I’m pulling off a Kate Gosselin!