For the Love of Our Best Friend

The Benefits of DoggieLawnPhoto: Doggie Lawn

Dog has been a man’s best friend.  A protector and follower.  A friend who will make you feel secured and protected.  A friend who will give joy and care.  A friend who will be there when you are in despair.

Recently, our neighbor just saved a lost dog roaming around the street.  The dog seemed to be like a German shepherd, scared, and can sense that we care. That is why the dog did not run away, nor show aggressiveness, nor bark, and even followed our neighbor to her house.  How amazing to know how strong their senses are, how they can sense people who care.  For lost dogs, you can check out the Lost Pet Recovery System. 

Whenever I see a dog, it reminds me of the dogs who became part of my life Prixie, Berry, Nera or Cookie (who just died this January).  You can check my previous posts on them by clicking their names.

Dogs are adorable.  They can make you feel secured and protected.  I can vividly remember how we were protected by Nera, a breed of Dobermann and Rottweiler.  She was big and barked loud that made strangers scared to get near our gate.  Yet, Nera was friendly to those who care for her.

If you live alone and lonely, it will be helpful to have a dog.  It was believed that dogs help absorb the negative energy.  They have strong senses.  They can sense love, care, maltreatment and danger.  They were trained to sniff drugs and now to sniff out coronavirus.  They can even sniff out coronavirus far better than machines or tests [1].     There were studies on the benefits of pet therapy for our physical and mental health [2].  You can check out some research findings at Animal-Assisted Therapy Research.

I understand the cravings of meat lovers, which I was brought up to eating meat.  But once you look onto the eyes of a dog, you will sense that they also have emotions, and they will make you feel how helpless they are, that they need humans for them to survive and be protected.  I can’t imagine why people still patronize the Yulin festival.  If you want to help save the dogs and other animals, you can check out the Humane Society International

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  1. Cremer, Justin. “Dogs sniff out coronavirus far better than machines or tests”Alliance for Science.  Cornell University.  May 27, 2020.

  2. “Animal-Assisted Therapy Research.” UCLA.

In Memory of Nera

In Memory of Nera

2005 – 2012

Photo: Pitz


Cats’ worst attacker;  

Dogs’ envied contender;

Bandits’ dangerous encounter;

But her master’s loyal follower.



February 17, 2009

Berry was our adorable poodle with blue eyes.  His stunning eyes will amaze you. Imagine a black poodle with blue eyes.   He became part of our family when my brother-in-law’s friend had given him to us few months ago.  He has to stay with my sister for the meantime to be trained well before he could transfer at home.  He was playful.  Though he still pee on the floor, he was already trained to putty in the toilet.

My sister told us that when she brought him in the grocery, people thought he was a stuff toy and was surprised when he barked & moved.  It was last February 10, 2009, when my sister called and was crying.  She told us that Berry was rushed to the vet clinic because he was traumatized by their other dog Nera (1/2 doberman + 1/2 rottweiler) when Nera bit him on the neck.  Berry was annoying & playing with Nera while she was eating. Perhaps, Nera was jealous of him because  he was always given special attention or was really annoyed of him.  When Nera was aware that he accidentally bitten Berry, she hid.

He was under observation for several hours when the doctor called and told my sister that he had nervous breakdown.   The cause was not the wound on his neck but the nerves from the traumatic incident that he couldn’t handle.  We decided to have him buried at the back of the chapel.

It was just last Friday, in Duty Free, while my son was putting in the cart a lot of stuff for Berry, my sister told him that we don’t need to buy those stuff anymore because Berry passed away already.  My son couldn’t believe it and cried.  It’s really hard to lose someone special.  Perhaps, if it happened to Prixie (our loyal 1/2 Japanese Spitz & 1/2 Pomeran pet for almost 9 years which was given by my sister’s bf for almost 10 yrs) it will surely be more painful because we’re used of being with her.

Even if Berry will be replaced, he will always be our playful, adorable Berry and will always be in our hearts.  May you rest in peace with all the good animals in heaven.

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