Won­der­ful) dog’s life

Good, with own­ers who are smit­ten love — and more.

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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 ...

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