The film “Hachiko,” based on a reallife dog who loyally continued to wait for his master at the Shibuya station nine years after the master died, moved Kim Pasco greatly. Prior to that, she had owned small dogs, including her female Chihuahua, and she decided to add Gon, who was of a bigger breed, as a guard dog. She fell in love with the tiny Rottie who was the sole male in his litter and who appeared to be bullied by his sisters.
Most of the time, Kim is alone. “… but [this doesn’t bother me] since I’m with all my fur kids: 4 Chihuahuas, 1 toy poodle, 1 pit bull, and 1 Rottweiler…i feel safe around them.” She adds that her stress and sadness are banished by her critters, who never fail to cheer her up, and she’s had them since she was in her third year of college—and now, she has her own family!