Goodbye my first love

This is Jumbo.

Honestly, I am not super close to him.


After my father and his gang killed my dog β€œAban”, you can’t imagine how I detached myself from the dogs. To be exact, I was traumatized hearing him whimpering, whining, barking loudly until I could no longer hear him sound. And there I saw him, dangled high with fire below him. He was slaughtered and cooked for MEAL.

This happened when there was still no animal protection and welfare in the Philippines way back year 1986.

See, it was hard for me to accept. Even now, I still feel sad every time I remember what happened to him. I can cry right now. I wish I was grown up at that time so that I could fight with my father, so that Aban will die in old age and can give him a nice funeral. What I do now, is to blame my father for his cruelness every time we talked about it, he always shown remorse and explain his side.

When I saw this only picture of me and Jumbo, suddenly I feel bad about him. Just like my father, I have been harsh to him. I never cuddle him, gave him a bath, comb his long hair, walked with him in the park. I just made him food and chase him in the street when he’s out, that’s all.

So now, I promised myself to be good to Jumbo. I will treat him right, and will love him too. It’s about time to say goodbye to my first love Aban.Β  I’ve been keeping your memories for thirty years, and finally I have to move on.


This is Jumbo looks now. My father took this picture.


27 responses

  1. […] you remember my previous post about our dog Jumbo, well, I met him again last December. We haven’t seen for almost two years, but he jumps on […]


  2. How horrible. I am glad, however, that you can begin to move on. I’m sure Jumbo will teach you how to love again.

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    1. I’m excited to see him this December πŸ™‚

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  4. As an Asian, and a Filipino-American, this one just confirmed that Asians eat dogs. This embarrasses us Filipinos here in the US.


    1. Let’s try to teach those people on how to respect not only human but also the welfare of animals. πŸ™‚


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  6. They said, some Baguio folks eat dog’s meat because it gives warmth to the body especially when the temperature is really low.

    Tsk.. Poor Aban. 😦


    1. I have heard of that too. Maybe they are not aware of this “parasite” from the dog that can cause harmful to humans. yuck πŸ™‚


  7. A dogs love is unconditional. Jumbo is adorable!

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    1. I’m gonna fix his hair soon. haha πŸ™‚


  8. kawawa naman si Aban, ang cute naman ni Jumbo πŸ˜€


    1. Oo cute pala si Jumbo πŸ™‚

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      1. kamukha niya yung aso namin dati na si Tyson 😦

        matalino sya at marunong magdoorbell pag naiiwanan siya sa labas ng gate 😦


      2. Bat sad face? Nasaan na si Tyson?

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      3. wala na siya noon pa. Nakakain ata ng lason.

        Tinatahol niya pa man din yung mga batang nang-aaway sa ‘min dati huhuhuhu

        Kamukha siya ni Jumbo pero purong white lang ang balahibo niya


      4. wawa naman 😦

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  9. Oh poor dog. His fate was sealed by those who crave to taste his meat 😦


    1. Good that we have Philippine Animal Welfare Society now. It helps to prevent animal cruelty.


      1. Yeah right. But I cant imagine how some people (men) crave for dog’s meat.


      2. Correct, its ewww! haha


  10. Poor dog 😦


  11. I came to live in Cambodia and had to give up my dog because my wife told me that maybe she would be stolen for someone’s meal. I am heartbroken to have abandoned my dog (she is in a healthy loving family) I can’t imagine your sadness. Well done to have been able to “move on”.

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    1. You made the best decision. πŸ™‚


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