My Furbaby, Blingbling.
Blingbling was born in the summer of 2011 and was a gift from my uncle to my grandma who was excited at the prospect of having a small dog in her purse ala Paris Hilton then. Blingbling was tiny when we received her and we thought that she would stay small forever, the way a teacup poodle was supposed to be. To my grandma’s disappointment though, Blingbling started growing into a large furball and became too big to be stuffed into a purse.
So my grandma lost interest in her and I decided to adopt the furbaby (who turned out to be a toy poodle, not a teacup poodle! :P). Since then, we’ve been inseparable and she goes with me wherever I go. Prior to my leaving the Philippines, she was my constant companion 24/7, never leaving my side.
I once came across a quote online that said “Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s bestfriend has never owned a dog” and I can’t help but agree completely. I never quite understood how dogs could be so special until I met Blingbling. While no girl, including myself, could ever resist the sparkle of diamonds, the unconditional love and loyalty that Blingbling has given to me is more precious than any jewel in the world. She is my baby girl and my bestest friend forever.
Now that we are oceans apart, I can’t wait to be reunited with her again. Before I left Manila, I trained Blingbling to get used to her travel crate so that one day she can ride the plane to meet me in Vancouver. Initially, the plan was to bring her with me when I moved but I realized it wouldn’t be in her best interest since I would not have the stability to take care of her in a new city yet. So little by little, day by day, I will make everything ready and find my own pet-friendly place so that when the day comes, Blingbling will be comfy in her new home when she arrives. For now, Blingbling is surrounded with love from my family in the Philippines and is probably sitting on the couch watching TV with my grandma as I type this =)
Photo on this page by Nicolai Melicor.