Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Adoptables (copyrighted title; soon to be a motion picture)

Last night, my sister sent me a text message asking if we had dogs we can "spare" because my brother-in-law wants to "upgrade their security system". Basically, they just want an extra dog for their family. In lieu to this, I asked her if a mongrel would be up to her standards and I sent her this MMS as a morning greeting.

MMS CAPTION: Here? You like? (It doesn't sound grammatically correct in English but translated into our dialect makes it sound just boldly funny- not hilarious.)
She replied to me that any of them will do. Not being able to resist telling her about our dogs, I had to call her about them. So, in actuality, the purpose of this blog is to show her bigger pictures of my said descriptions.
Allow me to introduce to you... my dogs...
Goo was born last January with two others. She was the first-born hence her higher rate of survivability in terrain changes (e.g. travelling). Contrary to her model-like (super thin) figure, Goo used to be very fat reason why she was given her name which in Chinese means cow. Now, she may look very thin but her whiny dog barks are annoyingly painful to listen to- a powerful skill to ward off thieving attempts and intentions. But sad to say, Goo is imperfect as she loves to whine and jump on me and the rest of human race. According to most websites I've checked on "Dog Jumping", although a bad behavior, it usually means that the dog is excited, wants to play, hungry or wants attention. In our case, all of the above.

Goo may look really malnourished but her activeness says otherwise. She's still young and the reason why she's the most fitting candidate for adoption is because she's very resilient and I'm sure my sister's household can provide her a better dinner than we can.
Here are some links of helpful articles in Dog Jumping:
This is Tok. Tok is a month and a half old. He is one of the two surviving offspring of Mother Dog (Yes, my dog's name is Mother Dog. Mother Dog's sister is called Sister Dog and the male dog we've adopted is called Brother Dog). Mother dog is somewhat the leader of the dog pack here at
home because she's the only one bearing puppies. Just a trivia I've learned from a very smart friend; Did you know that only the bitch leader (no whatsoever malice to its socially used definition) of the pack or the dominant one can bear pups (aside from being the one who gives the orders)?

Back to my primary purpose... Tok, is a guy puppy. After years of bearing female pups, finally a male one. Unfortunately, Tok is like Goo, first-born and not black-colored like most of our dogs from the roots of their ancestry. Tok was not able to avail the ingenuity of my boyfriend's Chinese naming, instead he was named after the sound his little skull created after falling headfirst on our cemented walkway in an attempt to explore the world below his mummy's dog house. He's a fast learner and have mastered going up the stairs already... getting down is another story.

Finally, the last candidate and the least recommended member of the adoptable committee, Twitch. She's the fragile one of the three. She looks thin and weak but still lively enough for us to be not that paranoiac-ally concerned about her health. Unfortunately, I'm not a hundred percent sure she'd survive travelling. The stress might take its toll on her baby body.
Contrary to her brother, she's the calm and composed one. She likes being carried around and she sleeps alot. Like the two, she's starting to learn how to bark annoyingly when she needs something (like whenever she tries to go up the steel stairs or when she's hungry).
My boyfriends likes her so much because whenever she sleeps she twitches (which is why she was named Twitch... better than the name my mom wanted to give her, Madame). But isn't she cute (see the picture)? Although this may look like torture, I'm sure you've already notice that she's relaxed and her tail's not hidden between her legs.
After the selection process, I'm sure you're concerned of the packaging procedure we will be using for these dogs. Please read my next blog for it.

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