PET owner: Shari Quimbo
Pet name: Tiffany
Pet breed: Maltese
“I don’t know if it’s weird, but really just about anything she does is interesting to me. Tiffany is nine years old and she really has the personality of a tita—she likes to sleep in, she doesn’t like loud noises and she ignores puppies that try to play with her.”
What’s the best thing about your pet?
“I love coming home to Tiffany after a rough day, or just being able to cuddle with her when I’m stressed out. I know she doesn’t really like to cuddle—she’ll try to run away if I hug her too long—but just having her around is a huge comfort.”
What tip can you give people who want to be responsible pet owners?
“Having pets is a lot of hard work so if you want one, you have to make sure you have the time and energy to really care for it. I think the biggest challenge, though, is making sure they’re not too spoiled. Even though you’d do anything for them, they still have to believe you’re the alpha (I’m definitely not, because I give in to Tiffany way too easily, but my boyfriend is definitely the alpha. I guess it works, because now I’m convinced she loves him more than she loves me).”