Wonderful) dog’s life
Good, with owners who are smitten love — and more.
about 16.5cm tall whereas Yao’s height exceeds 23cm.
Wong sends all three pets to the grooming centre each week. The professional groomer spends about two hours to get them “glowing with beauty”, Wong says.
Dao and Yao love car rides. “The moment I get the car key, both of them will rush to the car. As soon as I open the door, the hyperactive Yao will jump in first while Dao will position himself nicely for me to carry him in. As for Bao, I have to call her and coax her out of her hiding place, assuring her that I am not sending her away.
Wong prepares the dogs’ breakfast every morning, as well as gives them nutritional supplements, brushes their teeth and hair, checks and cleans their ears with cotton buds dampened with a gentle pH-balanced ear cleanser, dresses them up and ties up their hair. Each pooch has a collection of clothes. The two Shih Tzus are given eyedrops and have their eyes cleaned daily with a soft, damp cloth, as this breed is prone to eye problems.
“During weekends, they get the chance to share the bed with my daughter who adores them very much. With the air-conditioner on throughout the night, the dogs sleep very soundly.
“We celebrate their birthdays, too. We had the first birthday celebration for Dao at the grooming centre. Invitations were sent out to all the dogs and their owners. Dao’s doggy mates were really dressed for that special occasion. And his birthday cake was specially made for a dog. We sang Happy Birthday and (on his behalf) blew out his candle and cut the cake. Each of the dogs got a piece of cake and some snacks.”
Aah, life is sweet ...