Pet owner: Boni Abuyog and Roy Olvis
Pet name: Tiger
Pet breed: Chow Chow
Tell us an interesting story about your pet?
“Tiger has always been afraid of thunder. His name may be as fierce as a beast, but he’s very fragile and sweet. When he was still a puppy, he’d usually curl up under my arms whenever there was some thunder. He still does it up to this day—now that he’s four years old and 25 kilograms
heavier. Old habits really die hard, even for dogs.
And when it rains, he likes to sleep with a blanket wrapped around his back. If we don’t give him one, he’d strive to get comfy in ours.”
What’s the best thing about your pet?
“Aside from brightening your day from just being adorable, having Tiger makes us do some daily exercise because a big dog like him needs a lot of walking. He makes trips to 7Eleven more exciting because you know he’s excited to eat ice cream on sugar cone as much as you do.”
What tip can you give to people who want to be responsible pet owners?
“Avoid being impulsive on getting a pet. When you decide to get one, make sure that you’re ready with all the responsibilities that come along with it. Pet ownership requires an investment of time and money. Most specially, pets need your love and attention. Make your pet a part of your family because you’re probably the only one that he can call his ‘home.’”
Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on August 20, 2017.
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