A note from the editor
Am I the only one who’s happy when it rains?
I’m sure I’m not, but people normally hate rainy days for many reasons. One good reason involves animals, especially those without a safe place to call home.
Since fate favors the prepared, rain in any form should be something we’re ready for, especially if we have animals under our care. If you’re looking for pisopinching tips, you’re in luck: how exactly we can save for a rainy day if we have animal companions is something Marielle Almario writes about in this issue.
Speaking of rain, not all animals hate the inclement weather – some like it wet, especially the seven animals Jurica Buenviaje lists in her article.
Once in a while, we do encounter weather that’s weirder than normal, and it rains more than just cats and dogs. Yes, you read that right: Animals can literally fall from the sky, writes Michiko Manalo in her piece this month.
And then there’s the proverbial type of downpour, of course: When it rains, it pours. One problem is often seen as the harbinger of many more, threatening to overwhelm even the most well-adjusted individual.
I would like to think it’s just a matter of mindset. We might misconstrue unfortunate events as related, grouping them together like a series of rainy days that signal the start of the wet season. Sometimes, however, it’s just a monsoon.
And when the weather takes a turn for the worse, we are better off finding the silver lining. Our columnist Gia Lara, who had to deal with an unexpected feline visitor, found herself thanking the heavens later for bringing the unlikely furry to her doorstep. Check out how she adopted a cat – or maybe I should say, how a cat ended up adopting her.
Meanwhile, pardon the pluviophile in me as I sit back and enjoy the cool breeze, the smell of damp soil, the deeper green of the trees, and the pitter-patter of raindrops on my balcony. All that’s missing is a mug of hot cocoa with soy milk – and that can be arranged.