Photo courtesy of Rayne Nicole Decili
[Trigger Warning; Mentions of animals passing]
Tell me about your pet. What is your favorite thing about them?
I have a total of nine dogs at all, but the one that I can say is mine is a 2-year-old-ambulance Siren-wanna-be and his name is Thunder. He’s a black (and white) Siberian Husky.
Do you believe in ‘love at first sight for pets?
Yes! When my brother came home carrying this huge black husky, I was intimidated by him because he used to have that very dark mask that made him appear dominant.
But upon looking at his eyes once again, I saw a soulmate and best friend in that gentle giant baby’s eyes. It was like we were really meant to be with each other! And that, I believe, is love at first sight.
What is the most difficult thing about having a pet?
Nothing else can be more painful than seeing your companion for life who has been there for you when no one else did give his last breath.
But there’s a saying I read online that goes like, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life—like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay for as long as we do.”
– RAYNE NICOLE DECILIO, communication student
INTERVIEW BY PATRICIA MAE O. REBONG