one of my biggest curiosities in life is, “how does it feel like being a dog for one day?”. see, i have 5 dogs back in the ph and they aren’t doing anything other than sleep, wait for food, eat, sleep, sit at the gate looking at the passersby and that’s pretty much it is. i mean aren’t they getting bored at all? unlike us human beings who despite having a lot of options to do with our every day life, still find some days b-o-r-i-n-g! sometimes, i feel that i’d rather be a dog in my next life so i don’t have to worry about anything and just do the ‘sleep-eat-sit’ cycle everyday.
but on the contrary, dogs are only confined within the four corners of a room (or a house) and they don’t go out as freely like us humans. we can go anywhere we like without someone stopping us. if dogs want to live a good life enjoying the perks of having a food and shelter, they have to be within someone’s care. otherwise, they will be roaming the streets like homeless beggars waiting for food crumbs falling from the sky.
this picture is taken during a dog show event in singapore. this dog is happily frolicking in the beach and playing with the other dogs too. the owner throws the bottle of water to the sea and the dog swims to fetch it. the dog never gets tired of doing it. i guess (s)he is too happy for that because this is the only day for escape 😉
dogs are my most favorite animal. when i see cute, big or unique dogs walking around, i gushed with excitement and always attempt to take a picture of them. i miss my dogs very much and hopefully i’ll see them very soon. 😦
anyway, i called in ‘sick’ few weeks ago and went to this dog café which my friend recommend. i’ve never been to a pet café though i know these things are prevalent in some countries like taiwan, japan and korea. i wish we have something like that in the philippines. 🙂
since it was a weekday afternoon, i was lucky that the place was not crowded unlike weekends. in fact, i was the only person that time so i’m very excited because i get to spend most of the afternoon playing with the dogs. yehey! you need to buy a drink (bubble tea) which costs $6.50 on weekdays and $7.50 on weekends, which also serves as the entrance fee to the dogs. if you want to eat, there’s a small dining area at the ground floor because food is not allowed upstairs. you can spend time with the dogs for as long as you like.
i can’t describe the feeling when i first saw the cute little dogs. all of them were barking and staring at me when i arrived, in a cute way though. it seems they were very excited to hear someone walked up the stairs and visiting them. all dogs are very friendly. a few chairs are available though you can sit on the floor too if you want to cuddle the dogs.
my favorite among the dogs is a boston terrier one named ‘bui bui’. he’s bulky and quite heavy to carry. he may look like a terror dog, but he’s sweet and loves to snuggle and sleep on your lap. 🙂
the other dogs play and roam around the area, some busy chewing the seat edges as their past time.
it’s a nice place to hang around if you like dogs in general. i suggest going there on a weekday during off-peak hours to make the most out of your stay.
*wtf (we’re the furballs) is found at 45 east coast road.