I am the kind of person that kept in mind the birthdays and special days of my family, friends and relatives. I don't miss the day without greeting them. When I was still in the Philippines, I used to celebrate every 22nd of June, because it is the day that we (my best friend, Ann & I) brought home a dog. We gave him a name of "Douglas", but we call him "Dodong" for his nickname, that later on turned into "Dongkay" as a way of endearment. Although June 22nd was not his birthday, but we just consider it his birthday since then. I gave importance on birthdays to all of our dogs by giving them special treatments.
All these are our dogs. I will name them from left to right: Inday, Kulot, Dongkay and Dogyot. Strange names, huh? We love all of them fairly and they love us back, too. I miss these "little guys" very much. They have been a part of my time, attention and financial, too. Each of them have unique traits that made them different from the others. They gave us happiness and unconditional love. I just hope that by the time that I can have the chance to go back to the Philippines, they will still recognize and love me as they did before.
"The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel." Proverbs 12:10 NIV