If they have souls, I strongly believe they'll go to heaven. They have the purest kind of love I could ever witness, and it's a kind of love that will stay as long as they're on my side.
I feel proud and honored to introduce to you our current pets at home, two dogs, a cat, and her four little babies.
The dogs have been with us ever since we moved to our present home address. The cat is a stray kitten that was adopted by mom. These fur friends have their own strengths and qualities, but our love for them is equal.
First off, we have Puloy, the eldest.
I don't know how over time, he developed this not-so-cute name. His original name, as far as I remember, is Hope. Well, you judge. I really can't comprehend what in the universe just happened that his name became completely different. LOL
He is special, because he is one of the first born of our first ever pet in this home, Dayday. Puloy's beautiful mother already passed away years ago. She will always be remembered closely to our hearts. A loyal, ever so sweet and loving pet that never left us.
Oh my goodness. I am sorry, I though I'd never cry when I think about her again. Can I just tell a little side story?
Mom was allergic of dogs' fur and its ticks. One morning, she has noticed her skin grew worst of the rashes and infections, that they made a decision, to get rid of Dayday. I could not have a say about it yet, because I was young and never realized it would really happen.
Father brought Dayday along with him to the next barangay, to his friend there. And he left the poor dog when it's attention was not on him. I was at school so I did not realize it until I went home and did not see her around. I learned what happened upon asking. Of course, I felt sad, but I tried to brush it off so I won't cry much.
My older sister worked night shift that time, and she comes home every morning. One day, while walking home, she got surprised to see Dayday running to her. Oh my God. That sweet dog. Why did we deserve her?
Dayday found a way to escape the new owner, and went home, despite the distance! Moreover, she was even so excited to greet us, despite the horrible thing we did to her. Gosh, my eyes. My heart is breaking again, sharing this. I am sorry, Dayday. I am sorry we failed you that one time.
We all promised that no one will ever do that despicable thing again, and we enjoyed the rest of the years with this wonderful dog. She is kind, we never saw her growl nor fight with us. She is a sweet dog that loves kisses and companionship, she is a best friend I never had in people. She died after giving birth to her third set of babies. The babies died along with her. I still remember it clearly, when she was on her last hours. I arrived from school, and I usually expected her to greet me with a cheerful barking, but that time was different.
I sneaked unto her dark home, and still saw her looking ever so affectionately at me, while wagging her tail with the best of her effort. She can't move anymore because she grew so weak. I cried silently at the sight, and promised myself to not dwell on that extreme sadness I was feeling , because I still had exams and I had to get myself together. Her passing just happened silently. All of us were quiet for a while, and silently missed her. No one saw each other's mourning. But I am sure I cried all night, or if not, I thought about her, and my heart still hurts.
I can't do this anymore. No, no, I must continue.
That is why Puloy is also special. He got the sweet, smart, and loyal attributes from his mother. He also loves bread like her, and he looks a lot like her. We love him dearly, and I hope he'll always be healthy and live long and happier.
The picture above was when he still wants to play outside but we had to tie him at home already since it is becoming late. He surely did not like it. Sorry, bud, better luck next time. Love ya.
I am mad I can't show anymore pictures of Dayday, how she grew up, and her babies as well, and for the other pets I am about to show you, because my old phone was silent. Still can't move on from that thief. I hope she's still okay knowing she stole me of my only way to remember our lovely pets.
Okay, now I am not crying anymore, let's move on to the next. Meet, Nene, our furry pet.
She is a lovely pet that has a different atittude among the others. She is silent, her sweetness is very limited, but that's what I like about her. (Haha!)
She is the sweetest especially when she has not seen one of us for a few hours and she cries out loud when we arrive. This side of hers is just so precious to us.
She is a home pet, unlike Puloy who likes to go outside. Unfortunately, she was once furry, but now, she has thin fur. She had lots of skin problems, the ticks are stubborn and no matter what we do, the skin allergy of hers just comes back again.
We still are not capable of bringing her to a vet regularly, and I feel bad that I can only see her skin getting worse everyday. Still tolerable though, because I give her good bath when it's my rest day.
She looks like she's smiling in the photo above. Don't be fooled, she's actually growling. (Haha!) My brother was teasing him this time, and I don't remember what's it anout anymore. You can also clearly see her rashes in the picture. Oh, poor Nene.
I actually have documented how this moody princess grew. Ugh, my lost phone. It's so annoying. Anyway..
Nene's favorite thing to do is eating. She feels happy whe we take her to a walk too. Sometime this weekend, I must take her to a walk outside. It's been so long since we have bonded outside.
She even looked cuter when she was a baby! I swear! Maybe I will do a follow up article if I managed to dig more old photos from my siblings.
Already done with Puloy, Dayday, and Nene! Now, I will show you one that is not with us anymore. No, I have no tissues prepared anymore. I will make it quick because I don't wanna be emotional, okay? I apologize in advance.
Meet, Chuchay, our white angel.
Chuchay is another silent pet we had. Biting things is her favorite thing. We'll just notice our slippers, my new earphones, and our rags torn. Her fault. She rarely barks, and when she does, we are filled with great joy. Because she has such a small, adorable voice. I am sure this lovely is an introvert, too.
She does not look amused, right? Me too (I just cropped myself, I don't look ideal there LOL). We were both woken up from our nap just for mom to take a picture.
Here are some more baby pictures courtesy of my younger bro's phone.
Chuchay, is now with Dayday. She did not stay with us that long. Because she was food-poisoned. I don't want to delve into it deeper. I can just think that she is in a happy place right now. Lots of toys to bite, lots of good food to enjoy.
Love you, Chuchay. And I miss you so bad.
I remember myself writing a poem the same day we lost Chuchay. I will try to find the notebook where I wrote that poem, and show it to you guys sometime.
Whew, that was one roller coaster of emotions. Let me now move on to a different kind of pet we have at home. Not my pet actually, but mom's adopted darling. Here's Minyoung.
Minyoung has been with us ever since she was a kitten. She's a mother now, (she flirted young, LOL) and has four cute little babies that I still haven't taken pictures from. I apologize, my phone right now is at full storage capacity. But I will attach baby pictures here if I can.
I am not that fond of her, to be honest. I felt that I need to apologize for that. But it's how I feel. She is so noisy, everytime of the day, and no scolding works on her. When she wants food, she'll whine nonstop and meow with that voice of her until she's given what she wanted. I don't know, she's the only cat that's like this.
Whenever mom would cook at 3 a.m., she's there to meow nonstop until I wake up from my sleep and find it hard to sleep anymore.
Anyway, she's still cute nonetheless, and clingy when she wants. When she does not want, she will break away from mom's hugs, with all the strength she has. What a stubborn baby. (Haha!)
I can always proudly say that pets are here to make us happy, and make this tough life bearable. Isn't it wonderful to have that bestfriend who'll always greet you happily, gives you lot of kisses, and comforts you when you're sad?
For our pets, we are their world. So I hope, we give them all the love and care they definitely deserve without doubt, for the limited time they'll be with us. If I could only wish for them to live forever, I would.
You can't make me talk about pets, especially dogs, without tearing up. They really have a special place in my heart, and no other kind of love can replace that.
I hope you had fun reading this, even I became a bit emotional at some point. This is my entry to Miss @JonicaBradley's Writing prompt: Pets.
I have written some blogs about Whitey, too, if you know him. Yes, that white stray dog that I visit everyday before or.after work, Mondays to Fridays. He is still there, homeless, cold, malnourished. And all I can do is still give him food whenever I can. I hope he's holding out better than ever, and I believe I am not the only one that feeds him. That sweetheart. I hope he's sleeping well now.
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