“My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” – Elayne Boosler
I had my fair share of heart breaks in my years of existence but nothing will break me harder than when I think of losing my furbabies. They are my angels that taught me a lot of things in life.
I would like my first blogpost to be about my second furbaby Remilia. She’s living with me whilst my first furbaby Elly is with my dad.
Remilia, or Rem for short, is a chow chow breed that we got in Goodboyz Kennel in Lipa, Batangas last April 2018. She was 3 months old at that time and this is what she looked like:
The moment I saw her and she was handed to me, I knew I wanted to keep her for good. I thought I only wanted to take care of teacup or small dogs, but this baby made me change my point of view. She’s the most behaved furbaby I’ve ever been with!
For the first four months since we got her, she was with her daddy, grandma and grandpa in Lipa, Batangas. She was well socialized with dogs too because there’re a couple of other dogs there living with her too.
We never get to potty train her because for some reason, she knows how to wake us up in the morning to pee.
It upsets me whenever people tells us that chow chows are not a good breed to take care of because they bite even their own owners — I really beg to disagree here. She has never shown aggression towards me nor our family. She doesn’t trust strangers off the bat which is part of her genetic lineage as a guard/hunting dog but apart from that, she never bites. On stranger dogs, cats and even chickens though she is very friendly — often times leading to non-socialized dogs and cats to scratch her face.
When we first got her, she was only 3 kilograms. Now, she’s 25 kg! 😀
She was transferred to be under my care 24/7 from August 9, 2018 until now. We live in an apartment near BGC and it’s only the two of us going on our day to day tribulations.
It was not easy at first and I remember almost crying from frustration because we’re both adjusting with each other. She misses the garden in Lipa where she pees and poos and I could not provide that for her here in Manila. When she was still adjusting, she would hold her pee and poo until I take her out which I could only do at night since I go to work as well.
I was monitoring her through an IP Camera I bought so I would see if she’s alright. My friends call it baby monitor which it really is! 🙂
Before she turned one year old in hooman years, we have decided to have a photoshoot with professional furbaby photographers, Paw Prints PH. It rained that day but it did not stop them from being creative and taking beautiful photos of our furbaby. Truly grateful for them. BTS below:
Some amazing photos from Rem’s photoshoot:
After her first birthday, she had to undergo an operation because she was diagnosed with pyometra. Her uterus was removed and she would no longer be able to bear beautiful baby chow chows. It was heartbreaking but her safety is our utmost priority.
Fast forward to the present, she’s still the witty and smart baby chow of our lives. She knows the following tricks/commands:
- Shake hands left and right
- High five left and right
- Lie down
- Jump Up
- Go up and down the stairs
- Leave it! (Leave the food and not eat it unless instructed)
- Look at me
- Smile (work in progress)
I know it’s nowhere near being a real mom to a real baby but for now, this will suffice. She will forever be our baby and I adore her every waking moment of my life. I work hard too to give her the best life I can give her and wishes every day for her to be healthy and happy.
Hoping to share more adventures with Rem through this medium. This is only just the first of many! 🙂 Let us know what you think of our furbaby.Let's Connect!