I just realized it’s been two years since I met this cute little rascal. It was August 5, 2013 when I adopted him. I instantly fell in love with his cuteness and fluffiness the moment I first saw him. I remember how he wagged his tail that moment and when I carried him, he bit me (play bite lang naman). Alam ko na agad na magiging pasaway itong asong ito. Nevertheless, I still adopted him because I badly needed a dog.
Kakalabas ko lang ng hospital noon. I was really weak for a week due to stress and anxiety (and maybe depression, too, because a loved one was about to lose). I was trying to find a way to be happy. So, I adopted a dog, a two-month old Shih tzu which I named Jacko to accompany me like a best friend.
Jacko and I didn’t get along at first. He moved a lot, play a lot and seemed restless all the time. He was quite papansin. Palagi siyang nangpe-play bite. He was stubborn. Parang hindi siya marunong maglambing. Maglandi lang ang alam niya. Ang lakas ng personality niya, eh. Parang feeling niya, siya ang master at ako ang slave niya. I felt like a nanny to him rather than his master. He was that feisty.
But despite all that (kahit andami kong reklamo), I have grown to love this dog. And I now, I couldn’t imagine my life without him. He is my ultimate stress reliever and my happiness. And yes, I would really ditch a boyfriend for this dog. Yes, I’m serious.
Happy 2nd anniversary, Jacko! Two years na pala tayong magkasama. I only have one wish. I want you to stay beside me until you get really, really old. I love you to the moon and back. 😀