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February 23, 2009

Daddy Aki?

I had quite a boring week this week. Nothing too exciting happened on account of my hooman’s constant absence from home. She had to earn a living to afford my kibbles and doggie paraphernalia… and I guess, a doggie scholarship for my college education is in the works, too.
So while I mull over the lack of activity in my household, let me tell you what happened when I went out for a nice walkie last weekend.

My human siblings brought me for a walkie towards the nearest hamburger/hotdog station. On the way, manong stopped for some icecream. The store owner took notice of me and remarked that I was huge and already of age to consider becoming a daddy. I was flummoxed. Just what did he mean by that?

Manang immediately answered in my defense. “He is still a baby.” She said.

“How old is he?” the man continued. He is taking care of numerous dogs of different breeds- from Pugs, Huskies, Japanese Spitzes, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherd, Cocker Spaniels and Shih Tzus. “He is more than a year old, isn’t he?”

“He just turned 1, sir”. Manang replied.

“Oh, that is old enough. He will make the perfect match for my Labrador.” He said enthusiastically.

“You meant the black one? But, isn’t she still very young? I gather she is less than a year…?”

“Ah, yes, I guess… perhaps, my Labrador can wait. But I also have a Golden Retriever. Maybe he can be the father to my Golden Retriever.”

The hoomans grinned politely. “Our Aki is still a baby sir. He does not know anything about fatherhood yet.”

Moving away, all three of us shook our heads. The man wanted so bad to have me sire his dogs. Too bad we didn’t have the courage to tell him I do not have enough “balls” to fit the bill of a perfect sire. Besides, I am perfectly fine being the baby of the house, no sense rushing into any fatherly duties when there are too many out there in need of furrever homes.

On a more serious note, I am reminded of how lucky I am to still be around to think about such things. In most countries, including ours, dogs like myself end up being ‘destroyed’ by known kennels because we are perceived to be ‘defective’ and ‘producing’ such ‘defective’ dogs would tarnish their reputation.

I do not know if my mummy’s keeper (kennel where I was adopted from) knew I was a monochrid. Had he known, would he have done things differently? I told myself that it does not matter now. What’s important is that I have a home, sister Poopie and a family of loving humans who treat me like I was the warmest ray of sunshine, the most refreshing splash of rain shower and the gooiest bar of chocolate that they’ve laid their eyes upon. And for that I will always be grateful.


Please visit Charlie and Opy’s bloggie on how we can all show our support for Bogart and his family. His daddy needs all the puppy, kitty, hammie and what-have-yous zen available. Let us all join paws and give their family their miracle!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'm sooooo furry glad your peeps have enough balls to know until all khanines (and khytties) have furever homes, we really don't need to make more!

What a beaWOOtiful khard fur Bogart's furamily!


The FOUR Musketeers said...

Oh man ! The same thing that happen to me a week ago ! Lucky Daddy immediately walk me away from that guy who wanted me to breed with his female Golden Retriever ! Evil man ! I am like hello ! I am not even 1 years old yet ! Daddy almost feel like telling the person off , but he did not . BOL !
That's a nice card you did for Klaus ! We send ours over too already (:

Loves ,

Anonymous said...

You are perfect as you are Aki. Besides there are a lot of dogs in shelters and breeders' homes. It's fine if you can't be a daddy.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We think being a baby forever is a wonderful idea! It's a cushy life, right, Aki?!
What a beautiful card you're sending to Bogie's dad! How thoughtful!
Our beach vacation is at the very end of August!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Petra said...

I'm so glad you were adopted into your furever loving family, Aki. You are PERFECT in every way!

Bobby said...

Yes you are perfect as you are, and so lucky to have a wonderful caring family

Joe Stains said...

We love you just the way you are!!

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The OP Pack said...

Some people are so stupid, they just don't get it. One time our Mom's window washer rang the doorbell and wanted to know if he could use one of us to father some pups for his lady sibe. Sorry, bud, we aren't in that business.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Asta said...

I so agwee wif awe pawfect and i'm suwe you would have fantastical pups if you could, but thewe awe way too many fuwwkids who need fuwwevew families..why not adopt them instead of pwodoocing mowe pawfect's youw heawt that counts as pawfect.
That cawd you made fow Bogie is soo bootiful..I am pwaying vewy hawd fow a miwacle. I hope you got my note and heawd fwom Stan
love and smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

Hi Aki! I think there are some humans and dogs who were meant to be together, and the amazing thing is how often they find each other. Any number of things could have happened to you, but instead you're safe in the loving arms of a family who adores you, just like Zeke and me. All I can say is "Woo-hoo!"

Your pal,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What is up with that dude?
We are working to get a card ready. Of course we are getting help from our good friend the Furkin's..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Trudis said...

koykoy! good thing you got away from that doggie pimp-er, i mean that irresponsible breeder! i can smell his bad intentions a gazillion miles from where im barking this post.

a responsible breeder's motive is primarily the advancement of the breed. and you said the guy owns different breeds of dogs( wow he must be really smart and has a lot of time!) and is trying to match you with his golden retriever? tsk, tsk. ( trudis is upset and shaking her head in disbelief)

anyway, don't be sad. like what your friends tell you, we love you just the way you are :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Aki!
There are lots of weird people around us!
You are perfect just the way you are and so lucky having a family who loves you a lot!
Your card for Bogart's dad is beautiful!
Kisses and hugs

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Aki,
To me (and our humans), there isn't such a term as a 'defective' dog. Every doggie (kitty, hamsterrier for that matter) are pawfect. Hence in our eyes, you most certainly are a pawfect doggie (monochrid or not!).
I feel like asking Hershey to nip that man's heels.. it seems like he is more interested to profit from 'pimping'his poor dogs.. I hope he isn't one of those puppy mill owners.
Aki (and Poopie) dear, don't ever let anyone tell you that you are anything less that PAWFECT! ** kisses**

Suzuki said...

How furry rude of the man! Pawrenthood is not fur everyone.
Big licks to you

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Well said, Aki!
Your family love you no matter what and we love you just the way you are, muahhh!

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

OHHH Dear brother...
You are perfect just the way you are and so lucky having a family who loves you a lot!!!!!
you're perfect...and your family is wonderful!!!!
a lot of people all over the world are soooooooooooooo stupid!!
sometimes our mom is ashamed to be human!!!!

Your card for Bogart's dad is beautiful!

we love you a lot Aki!!!!and we love a lot your family too!!!

lots of love and kisses

the 4 Bs said...

hi Aki, that was a very pretty card that you made for Bogart's family. we made one too and sent it to Opy & Charlie. we don't know how to make nice cards like you do. ours was dumb, but at least we did it.

we didn't know that you are a monochrid. Benson used to be, but then his other testical finally dropped. our vet told us that monochrids should not be bred because that is a hereditary condition. we know that you are a fine dog. we think you are absolutely fabulous!


Charlie said...

Hello Aki,

It's a good thing you got away from the man who just wants to use you for profit.

I think you are beautiful and I love the last picture where your tongue is hanging out.


Chow Chow said...

Who wants to be a father when you can be a baby and get doted on all the time :)

Amber-Mae said...

That's a good thing your hoomans didn't accept his offer. It's no good to simply breed & crossbreed dogs just to make quick bucks. Maybe that's the reason why he's got so many doggies in his house! I think you look like a young puppy boy in that picture...

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Amber-Mae said...

By the way, you asked me for the recipe of the Citrus dip. Here it is...

Boil one pot of water & as it's boiling, add in orange peels from 10 oranges, two lemons(squeezing the juices out 1st), add in lemon grass or neem(we don't have neem here in out country) & then one cup of sea salt. Let it boil for 40 minutes to an hour till aromatic. After done, let it cool down. Our Mommy diluted the dip with some more water because she made it for us three doggies & it's not enough. If you want it to smell strong, boil a few pots of it & then pour it straight on your bodies without diluting anymore. Use it as the last rinse. Then towel dry.

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Aki,

Sorry I haven't visited in ages - my humans have been away overseas and only just got back. It was a very sad homecoming because Hsin-Yi lost her father and then we lost Lemon too! She died very suddenly in kennels while my humans were away - they were really shocked coz she was a young, healthy cat. We will really miss her.

Hope you're well!

Honey the Great Dane

Noah the Airedale said...

Aki, you're pinky did the right thing. You're pawfect Aki just how you are.
We love the card you made for Klaus. Bogart is lucky to have a friend like you.