i could not imagine myself taking care of the tiny mutt. he looked so fragile and a bit dirty, i was also afraid he might have some pet insects of his own. bwahahaha!
i did some pet supplies shopping before i went to pick him up, and brought my basket, lined with some new and clean rugs, and some puppy food. my car was new, i didn't want any leak on the seats or on the floors, that i also brought a huge basin to hold the basket, just in case. bwahahaha!
i drove home and got him into a new basket as his sleeping place. he did not like it, he wants to hang his head on the metal foot bar of my repurposed wrought iron book shelf. hhhmmmm, as early as the first day, he was already showing some character! and i can feel myself fallin' deeper! bwahahaha! divin' even. i could not help it! he is adorable!
a few mishaps from his mischievous antics: a sprain, and a gushing cut, made me bawl my eyes out, and not just for a while, i was crying the whole night while watching him to sleep and watching just to make sure he is breathing! bwahahaha!
now, as i recall that moment, i could still feel how bad i felt that he hurt himself. never thought i would feel that way! i knew then it was true love. bwahahaha!
fast forward to today, he is now taking his nap, while am pounding on my lappy, putting into this post my puppy diary, before he rouses up and starts nibbling at my arms and giving me those wet kisses. bwahahaha!
for this weekend, i cannot help but be grateful for having been given the chance to experience this wonderful puppy love. he not only gives me joy but makes me learn a few and basic things. and i tell daday and manilyn these teachings, too. they do not need to be puppies to be better humans. bwahahaha!
these are a few of my favourite puppy teachings:
when love comes home, always run to greet them.
never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride (when jiKo hears the engine, he runs up, climbs in and takes his spot on the front seat, beside the driver. bwahahaha!)
allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstacy.
run, romp and play daily.
thrive on attention and let people touch you.
avoid biting when a simple grown will do.
on warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass, on hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
when you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
never pretend to be something you are not.
when someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
enjoy every moment of the day!
jiKo is not just a mutt for me, he is the reason i come home early and the reason why i wake up early. we have to have that early morning nuzzle on my bed, before we begin the day. now i must say this: if puppies were friends, jiKo is my best. and life is good.