Happy 2nd Birthday, Charlie!

It was supposed to be an unmemorable trip to the pet shop to buy some treats for Sisi. As soon as I caught your little face peeking out from the tiny cage, I knew you were mine. Granny and daddy advised mummy not to get you, as I had just started a new job and it would be very inconvenient to take care of you. But against my pragmatic nature, I brought you home anyway. And you have been the light of mine and daddy’s life since.

# – Charlie at 3 months old.

# – You’re the cutest puppy I’ve ever seen and you’re mine!

Sure, the first 3 months were torturous. I remember many months of not being able to hang out with my friends on a whim because you were afraid of being left alone. I remember having so many thoughts of giving you away because you just wouldn’t stop pooping EVERYWHERE! I’d even gone to the extent of putting up an online ad but couldn’t bring myself to do it eventually. I’m glad I never gave you up because you are now one of the best behaved doggies mummy have ever known.

You obey commands very well, you never wander out of our sights, you are calm & quiet during our meals outside and you’ve even overcome your separation anxiety! You lie next to me while I sob my eyes out watching soppy chinese dramas. You bark at strangers, ready to charge at them to protect me. Everyday you give me joy that I never knew I could feel.

I’m glad I didn’t mess up with you like I’ve messed up with many things in my life, Chacha. I’m glad you’re a healthy, boisterous 2 year old today.

# – Birthday boy with a pink bow :D

# – Is that a cat I see in the distance?

# – Oit mummy, can I go chase some birds already??

# – Please mummy????

# – Thanks mummy! Off I go!

# – WHeeeeeeeeeeee!

# – Why do you have to post embarassing pictures of me??

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SON! Love you always and forever.

The many faces of Charlie.

My son Charlie is an English Cocker Spaniel. At the best of days, he looks like a wrinkly old man with hairy jowls.

But sometimes, especially when he’s sleepy, he always manages to make the weirdest facial expressions.

# – Wrinkly old man dozing off.

# – How about a gummy look for the ladies?

# – And fangs for the Twilight and True Blood fans.

# – Lastly, squishy face by mummy.

Have a nice Friday and weekends from Charlie and mummy.

Posted from my Crackberry.

Sisi and Brad the shih tzus.

So I was back at my parents over the weekends. Got to see the other two shih tzus, Sisi and Brad. Sisi’s put on some weight but we’re determined to fatten her up even more…she’s still too boney. I blame it on the stupid pet shop owner (Pet Save in Pandan Indah) who has not a single clue about dogs. My mom, being very new to caring for a dog had followed her ill advice to a t (ie: only feeding 2 tiny portions of kibbles to a growing puppy wtf). Poor Sisi, we had no idea. Luckily, vet said she’s healthy in spite of her weight.

Sisi needs a haircut.

Brad is healthy with glossy black and white hair. He’s even bigger than Sisi now despite being the youngest of the lot. He’s awesome with very even temperament.

Brad the brat.

Can’t wait to see them two again.

Brad and Sisi
Brad and Sisi.

Brad and Sisi.
Can you tell which is which?