A bereaved mum writes to console fellow bereaved parents and to others to give an understanding to those who have suffered loss.
Monday, April 6, 2015
What is your earliest fond memory of a beloved pet ?
Mum was away shopping and when we secretly stole downstairs to
see our dog give birth to 9 puppies. It was done with my siblings
secretly because according to Chinese customs, a mother dog will
eat her puppies if watched.
Oldest Sister Rose was the ringleader. It must be because I wouldn't
have known the dog was pregnant. I was in the lower primary
Mum must have warned us not to watch. But did we listen?
We saw the mummy dog eat the placenta and I was worried it was
our fault for watching. We thought she was eating the puppies.
She had 9 puppies. One died and we were very sad. All the puppies
grew to become roly polys from condensed milk. They were
According to Chinese custom, the adopted mothers have to
give a kg of sugar and two cans of milk when they come to adopt
the puppies. Thanks Yolanda Flack for memories, and now I will
blog about this.
Later when younger brother Joseph grew older in primary school, he
always adopted people's puppies.
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