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Dr. Dog Adonis and Me: A Filipino Dog and Human With Day Jobs

Posted by siyerwin on Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 11:08 PM

These past few weeks have been a little crazier than usual and I've had to forego my blogging duties so I can focus on my day job's suddenly increasing demands. However, this evening as I was browsing a little about local news, I stumbled upon an article about one of PAWS Dr. Dogs--- Adonis.

I really don't know why I have not posted about this particular aspect of PAWS' advocacy on these pages but I think it was because this blog started out being focused mainly on the plight of homeless cats and dogs and I probably didn't want to add more topics to write about. I can actually be classified as a lazy blogger and find writing a bit of stretch for my creative skills.

However, with the chance encounter with the aforementioned news article, I thought it was high time for a really quick update.

The Dr. Dog program is one of the worthwhile causes that PAWS adheres to. I've long wanted to attend one mainly due to my photographic curiosity. Pictures from past sessions indicate photo opportunities that would be welcome addition to my usual animal shelter scenery and PAWS fund-raising events coverage. However, since all Dr. Dog sessions are held during weekdays, I've never really found a good time to participate because of work.

Adonis is a dog that was rescued from the dog meat trade. I've not personally met him but I already envy him. He was saved from a really dire situation, adopted and was given a job that, from the looks of things, he really really loves. I'd love for the same thing to happen to me right now. Hehehe.

The article was written by animal welfare advocate Marlet D. Salazar of Inquirer:

Read more about Dr. Dog Adonis: ‘Aspin’ Dr. Dog cheers up sick kids

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  1. 7 comments: Responses to “ Dr. Dog Adonis and Me: A Filipino Dog and Human With Day Jobs ”

  2. By fox on Dec 1, 2008, 11:21:00 AM

    indeed, God works in mysterious ways. he can bring so much comfort and healing even thru our pets. way to go adonis and his owner!

  3. By keli keni on Dec 2, 2008, 12:58:00 PM

    wow! great! I have to admit,I envy him also. =)
    wish I could join one of's mission.

  4. By bloomingrose on Dec 2, 2008, 1:27:00 PM

    The Dr. Dog program sounds really wonderful. It is great to know that there is the same kind of humane activity going on in the Phillipines as there is in the States. Kindness is universal I suppose.

  5. By Ted Teodoro on Dec 4, 2008, 12:35:00 AM

    Cheer up, Sherwin. You are not alone. Most of us have to toil at the salt mines, and sometimes our jobs get in the way of our preferred and more meaningful work. As long as our hearts are in the right place, we are not doing badly. It would be just dandy if we could work at an animal shelter or advocacy group and get paid royally, but these two seldom come together. You, I, people like us who love animals, would work for free anyway just to advance the cause of animal welfare. Let's look upon our jobs as crutches, better enabling us to render assistance to those in need. It's not so bad really.

    As for Adonis, we have to wonder how many Adonises went to the butcher's block, prob. most of them good dogs. When one weighs the societal benefits of using Aspins for the Dr. Dog program against the dubious pleasure of a dish of Aspin meat, the latter being the preferred way of dealing with Aspins, you'd clearly see how misplaced our values have become.

  6. By siyerwin on Dec 5, 2008, 11:25:00 AM

    Hehe. Thanks, Ted. It was just one of those days... :)

    Saw news on ABS-CBN about another batch of dogs intercepted by police. I'm glad this network is actually reporting more of these and are actually explicitly asking people to stop the practice. Hopefully more will listen.

  7. By Ted Teodoro on Dec 5, 2008, 10:32:00 PM

    That's nice to know that the anti-dogmeat campaign is active. I was viewing some photos of the dog market in korea, and I was sick to my stomach. When you hear or read news like that, interdictions and arrests, could you email me the links or info for my use? Thanks.

  8. By on Dec 25, 2008, 2:56:00 AM

    Good to know that there's a campaign like that in the Philippines. For those who are dog/pet lovers, I'm sure you all gonna love this site that I found today, You can upload your pet's pictures and get to see your pet singing Christmas carols! LOL!

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