August 30, 2004

my cats

for a while now i've been wanting to post some pics of my cats.. they're strays alright but i love them nonetheless...

the image is little bit fuzzy.. i was holding the camera on my other hand, but anyways.. this is my

kitten mhadz.. on his 3rd week of life

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ain't he a cutie!

and here is his sister whom my sister named darkwing (don't ask why.. i don't know myself)

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and here's another adorable shot of mhadz... poor kitty got tired from all the studying he did. fell

asleep right on top of his handouts...

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my kittens.. all bunched up

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time for a snack....

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oh.. here is a picture of the last sibling among the brood.. catthroat!

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baby mhadz.. when he was just a couple of days old....

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sorry.. lots of stories to tell... but got no time at the moment... so the pics will have to do for now!

August 27, 2004


My husband and I agreed not to make any hasty decisions before leaving the house that sunday (15th Aug.) That was the day we made an appointment to meet this dog owner turned breeder. He had 3 pugpupies.

Prior to that, I have sat long hours in front of my computer learning and gathering infos about pugs and other small dogs...their behaviours, needs, characters and all important informations we'll be needing should we find the right puppy. I really wanted a pug because of its' size, character and most important of all, it can live with other animals. My other choices were either a french bulldog or a pembroke corgi which were also small & friendly races.I have also e-mailed several breeders, asking for informations and prices. I must honestly say that I almost gave up finding a pup because I wasn't aware that they were quite expensive!

So I began to hunt somewhere else...I have tried a dutch bulldogs/pugs group for infos, kennels, local shelters where abandoned animals were/are abundant and needing new homes. Sadly, most offered small dogs were jack russels which were not really suitable for our home with 3 ferrets. What was heart breaking though, were the plights of these abandoned animals, how they were given up, or thrown away, literally sometimes, or even almost killed by their very owners wanting to get rid of them. Talk about the brutality and ignorance of many people! First they will acquire those 'cute' puppies or kitties , take them home....and once they grew up and no longer 'cute' they will discard them like garbage! These kind of people should be jailed! ( Oh ok, I'm drifting away from my main story...sorry)

Anyhow, since we weren't expecting much from that appointment with the breeder that sunday ( we were more fixated on our vacation the following morning ) we still went to see him....lo and behold...there he was! I first saw the pugdaddy then the pugmommy and then an older pugsister then came to view was him- Charlie.- The pugfamily's condition was ideal. They were sharing the house with other dogs, children and the puppies were already trained to poop only on newspapers spread on the floor.

Like mamasangre had with Noah, I also had a 'moment' with the puppy, took him closer to my nose ( I immediately sneezed - I've doggy allergy, yes ) and whispered to him ' would you like me to be your mommy?' He then looked at me and wham! that was one of the fastest decisions I've ever made in my life cos I just knew it, I have found him! My husband was caught off guard too, instantly fell in love that he wanted to buy the sister as well. No, I said, just one. So much for our ' no hasty decisions' huh? We then decided that we would pick him up once we're back from our vacation.

Charlie's already got his passport from the vet, has received two necessary injections and will receive another one next week, he is healthy and very very playful.

But we didn't pick him up, instead he was delivered to us by his breeder last tuesday (24th to be exact.) I guess they were also checking us out and that tells a lot about Charlie's breeder.

Here he is, meet Charlie

the bundle of joy who's making me lose sleep, mop the floor several times a day, makes me forget to eat, the reason why I do not go online that much these days, who will not sleep without me on his side, made me cut my vacation short and the main reason why I'm behind with my paperworks (darn! patay ako kay boss! ) But all these are worth it! We've been together for few days only but he's like my shadow, he is already showing his 'protective' side and always wanting to know where I am.

A smile for mommy...don't you love that smile?!

No that's not ET, just Charlie taking a nap
Charlie has been very very cool and nice towards my 3 ferrets, but I think it might take a while for my trio to get used to him. They just don't like the extra attention we're giving the pup right now, other than that, the trio never even tried to harm Charlie in any form. That's okay, they'll come around because they know that we love them too.

August 13, 2004

This is HER! :D
This is Baybee Booskie when she was a pup. Thats her topak mode. Oh, by the way, this is the other boo. Not the one that died. This one's the doggie that lives with me.


I just noticed that no one else was posting here the last few days...except me! lolz. I just read mama sangre's post earlier on about rescuing that poor lil creature.

I took the liberty in logging onto my local animal shelter's website and goshiez, the pets up for adoption are soooooooooo cute!! If I could only have them all, I'd definitely go for em. The dogs that look like mops, the ones that look like brooms...the ones that look like old men...hehehe. Well, theyre all cute.

August 11, 2004

A Poem By Request (Ahem...hehe)

I have a friend
Who longs for a companion
(Like her husband isnt enough)

One with big droopy eyes
(full of mucus)

One with big fat cheeks
(that hang like water balloons)

One with a wrinkled face
(that looks like a wrinkled butt)

One with a cold nose
(cuz its always full of snot)

One with a big mouth and bad breath
(that drools like a water fountain)

One that she can cuddle
(i dunno why she couldnt settle for a pillow)

One that she can feed
(Ahem, HUSBAND?!?)

One that she can take care of
(mm, how about a plant?)

One that she longs for so much
(that she actually asked me to write something about,
what a waste of my time!)

One thats actually a DOG named TJ!

LOLZ!! okay the dogs actually cute.
I was just bein sarcastic..DUH

August 08, 2004

Remembering Her

I have always loved animals; especially DOGS. Growing up, I had all sorts of pets; from Birds, Rabbits, Fishes to Dogs. Each were special in their own way. What I appreciated most from these animals is their ability to sense our feelings. They know when you're down, when you're happy...they know YOU.

Five years ago, when my brother went back to the Philippines to continue his education; we got a Dog...just to keep him company. A Dog named Boo. She was a sweet little thing, a sweet and beautiful Mongrel. As time went by, we all got attached to the Dog. Although the rest of my family and I were living overseas, each and everytime we'd go back, she was always there. She was a part of our family. As she grew, her primitive instincts developed and she became one of the most feared dogs in our neighbourhood. She protected our home. She protected us.

Apart from being the protector that she was; she was also a very good mother to her puppies. It was such a sweet sight whenever we'd give her little goodies then she'd call her babies one by one; feeding the youngest first. She had always put her kids first. Just like we humans do. She also offered us lil gifts at times. She once caught a fish and brought it to my dad. She also caught a bird and did the same thing. Everybody loved her.

Two Years Ago, we received a Phone Call from my Cousin. He lived with my brother and he too looked after Boo. He told us that the 15 year old son of our neighbour had shot our Boo in the heart - IN OUR FRONTYARD. She was 3 months pregnant...and she was shot right in the heart...right in the heart. She laid there, in our resthouse and bled to death. My Cousin phoned by brother shortly after and he rushed home.

My whole family was outraged. Everyone cried. We loved that dog so much. People say that we are foolish to have such a strong attachment to just an ANIMAL. She wasn't just an ANIMAL to us; she was our FAMILY. Til this day, I still find it hard to talk about the incident. Writing this has made tears well up in my eyes. It still hurts. I still miss my Dog. Sometimes its hard to understand the things people do. Animals are still living beings...they breathe, they feel, they love just as we do.

My family has tried to take the case to court. However, since it is the Philippines, nothing much has been accomplished because according to them, it was just an ANIMAL. Since the incident occured, I havent returned to the Philippines. I do not know if I could control myself under the circumstances of seeing that family and remembering what they did to my Dog. It still hurts and I still miss her.

August 07, 2004

Chi-chi my love

A new added attraction on our mini zoo... :D
she's a 3 monts old monkey and we call her Chi-chi.

At first medyo takot pa sya sa tao. Medyo aloof.. and mabaho. hehehe!!
Ano nga ba naman ang maaasahan mo sa pet shop to take care of this little soul.. siguro matagal na siyang walang ligo. Medyo manipis ang hair nya and payat talaga. Kawawa namang nilalang. Nabulunan pa nga nung first time naming pinakain ng saging... and we thought fruits lang ang puede nyang kainin.

As week pass, medyo nakakarelate na din siya sa environment nya. Nililiguan namin siya thrice a week and she slept with my sister. Of course, medyo takot kami kasi baka may sakit, may ebola, may aids, lahat-lahat na but then unresistable talaga ang charm ng little chi-chi na to sa amin.

Oh my.. kumakain din pala ng kanin ang unggoy. Minsan kasabay namin siyang kumain.. OO nga.. nang-aagaw sila ng pagkain minsan. hehehe! may pagkamaldita lang tong bata na to kasi pag nandyan na nanay nya (my sister).. ayaw ng sumama sa kin. Whenever her mom's at school, she's here with me at my shop... and she always fall asleep in my arms na parang baby talaga. As we know, maingay dito sa shop.. pag inaantok na ang bata at may biglang malakas na tunog.. sumisigaw siya... minsan bumubulong.. siguro sa loob-loob nya "ano ba naman tong lugar na to.. ang dilim dilim pero ang ingay" or kaya "ano ba kayo! inaantok ako! wag kayong maingay!" hahaha!!

Ah.. may isang beses lang pala siyang sumama sa kin na nasa tabi lang nya yung sister ko.. wala pang isang minute.. inihian ako. Bad Chi-chi! Even Bullit have an experience on her peeing habit... Ganon siguro sila, parang sinasabi na.. "this is my property" chuvabelles. :)

Her latest improvement.. Playful. At first, takot siya sa 3 aso namin... even with my little Schat. Minsan kasi tinatahulan or kinakagat siya (kagat na lambing) nung mga babies ko but not now.. palaban na din ang matsing. Not really palaban pero kaya na nyang makipagsabayan. One morning, nasa lapag lang siya at di nilalapitan ng mga aso.. Di siya pinapansin. Nilapitan si Achilles (which is so big na..) at kinurot near his pwet. Syempre, ang initial reaction ng aso.. kinahulan tapos kinakagat-kagat siya.. She also do that.. nakikagat din ang loka.. Nakita ni Schat na nilalaro ni Achilles si Chi-chi.. lumapit ang dalaga ko (si schat).. ang nakiharot na din. Contented ang 2 (Schat and achilles) kasi nakaganti and they left her. Ay naku.. she didn't even cry kahit pinagtulungan nung dalawa. Pero Chi-chi is not contented, nilapitan ang Schat at siya naman ang kinurot. Tawa na lang kami ng tawa sa kalokohan nya. hehehe! Don lang sa isang aso (na adult na talaga) siya di makaporma kasi baka iwasiwas siya non. Hahaha!

Ok na yung itsura nya ngayon... Makapal na yung balahibo nya, may buhok na unlike before na nakakalbo siya.. and syempre.. tumaba na din. :)

Sabi ko sa sister ko, ituring nya yan parang tao.. dapat laging yakapin, alagaan (as what Ate Thess told me) pero parang sobra ata tong kapatid ko kasi kahit pagtulog at pagkain.. magkasama na sila. Hehehe!

I really wanted to post a picture of my sister and chi... pero di maupload dito eh.. can somebody help me.

posted by: JOANNE

August 01, 2004

Random little something

I thought of posting this photo of Danielle when one day I saw her, just her head, peeking outside when she heard the noises I was making in the kitchen. Curious as she's always been and with half eyes closed, there she was trying to find out what mama's been up to.

taken yesterday ( july 31st )...this was Gizmo sleeping on top of his shirt. It's a known fact that ferrets sleep in the dark but since we've been having warm weather the past days, the light didn't seemed to bother him ( Jacob and Danielle were sleeping under their other shirt )

Also taken yesterday, their dad and I decided to buy them a piano hoping to find out if we have a Mozart in the family ( that's not all together true, we got jealous because the other day, we saw a piano-playing-ferret on tv so we thought.. perhaps our kids can do better. ) Jacob played about 3 notes out of curiosity. Papa and mama actually clapped their hands when they heard what Jacob 've accomplished!

Unfortunately the piano didn't interest them at all, all they wanted to do was to destroy it. KIDS do the darnest thing!!