January 24, 2021
For 12 years I froze around Lucy. Before I could even go in and out of the garage, the maids would have to move Lucy away from me. I got so stressed out when the dogs were out loose. I lose my patience and before I could even leave the house, I would already be in a very bad mood. Many times I would burst into tears when Lucy would jump on me. Edmund’s dialogue was always “Hindi ka kakagatin nyan!”
Now, I am no longer afraid of her. I give her face massages every time I see her. Or at least I speak to her or touch her back. If I could only bring her to the office, but that would be pushing it too hard. Maybe one day. Baka matakot customers. She actually bites.
I have overcome my fright of Lucy and Hugo too. Thanks to sheltering-in-place with Mochi. I spent 5 months around Mochi, 2 months me and Edmund caring for her, plus two months more just the two of us 24 hours a day together day and night.
I have become so sensitive of our dogs’ needs and state. I treat them like humans. I talk to them and my husband sometimes wonder who I am speaking to.
E—-“Sino’ng kausap mo?”
E—–“Hindi yan sasagot.”