It’s a (wonderful)
Some pets have it really good, with by them and lavish them with love
WE have heard it said that “It’s a dog’s life” when someone is experiencing a rough or unpleasant time in their lives. For some canines, however, a dog’s life is anything but.
Whether they were rescued off the streets, bought from a pet store or adopted from an animal shelter, some of our furry, four-footed friends now live quite a cushy life.
Homemaker Jenny W.K. Wong, 47, owns not one but three toy dogs named Dao Dao, Yao Yao and Bao Bao.
It was love at first sight the instance Wong set eyes on Dao, in a pet shop window, three years ago. He is a party coloured poodle – that is, having solid colour patches over a white coat – with a bean-shaped brown patch on his back, hence his name Dao (which means bean in Mandarin).
When Wong brought him home, he would follow her around. “He has decided I am his lifesaver,” quips Wong, in an e-mail interview from Perth, Australia. She describes him as very gentle, timid and reserved.
“Every night, we put him in his cage, wish him goodnight and turn off the light.”
Dao Dao was the centre of the family’s attention for a whole month until Wong’s friend presented her with a Shih Tzu on her birthday.
“I must admit that when I first set eyes on the then two-month-old puppy, she looked like a dirty rag – with a really messy face, and a white, brown and black coat.
“She was a very active little pup and liked to wag her little long tail as she sashayed around the house,” says Wong. “That’s why I named her Yao Yao – it means to sway here and there.”
It’s been two years now, and Yao Yao has grown into a fine young lady, says Wong. Yao alert. lying as finish Dao’s his food the back
It was love at first sight when Jenny Wong set eyes on dao dao, a poodle. — Photos from Jenny W.K. Wong