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yup. he’s a gift from our next door neighbor. their dog had eight puppies about six months ago and they gave us one as soon as he was able to eat solids. he’s actually for my mom in san pablo because they heard that our dog passed away recently and the neighbors wanted to, sort of, replace our last one. my mom wasn’t ready to have a dog yet so its been staying with us ever since.
robin named him ‘odie‘ — from the comic strip. our odie is a golden labrador that’s pretending to be an askal. at least he looks like one. 😉 he’s around 7 months old in the picture but he’s already bigger than our previous dog. judging from the size of his paws, he’s going to get even bigger.
we’ve been bringing him to the philippine society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (pspca) along recto for his shots. we walk to the place — that’s roughly about two kilometers back and forth. its been always hard going to pspca with us sort of prodding and pulling the dog along but when its time to go back home he’s the one who leads the way pulling me like someone’s life depended on it. and the surprising thing is that he knows the way. intelligent dog.
he’s also friendly with our two cats — omni and doggie (yes, we have a cat named ‘doggie‘) . they used to be about the same size six months ago. now, odie is about three to four times bigger. he’s generally careful when he plays with them but he occassionally oversteps his bounds and gets a set of sharp claws scratching him then he backs off.
we are seriously considering having him trained as a search and rescue dog. we just don’t know where to go yet.