Weekly Photo Challenge: Pitz, My Great CompanionJune 29, 2013
This is Pitz, my great companion…the other one, Oliver the Cat is seen in the previous post. I always talk to Pitz and Oliver as if they are human beings. Pitz wants to be hugged and in an eye’s wink you’ll find him seated on your lap. By now, he seems to have measured the distance between the floor and our lap. He can be ordered to follow simple directions like waking up my son, fetching the slippers for him, doing Hi 5s, etc. Wherever I go and whatever I do, Pitz follows me. However, when I tell him that I am going out to work, or simply when I had to leave him alone, he retreats under the table and just look at me as I lock the door. Sometimes he sulks. Or, runs to the window to have a last peek at me, waving goodbye to him. There were times that he looked so sad, I felt like returning to the house. You should see him when we are back. He just doesn’t wag his tail. He will run back and forth, jumps up and around us, and won’t stop until he is lifted up and hugged. His heart palpitates with excitement. Only then will he keep still. When you put him down after some minutes long enough for him to feel secured, you’ll see that he has calm down.
Pitz is a jealous dog. When my son leaves for work and says goodbye, he will always stand between us seeking attention. Sometimes, he seems to tell – “Don’t go! Let’s play!” Just the other day, I was talking with a niece when suddenly in between he jumped to sit on my lap. While I was talking, Pitz patted my arm to call my attention… he must be reminding me that I have forgotten to water the plants. It was nearly noon time and we have not as yet watered the plants on the second floor where the plants are kept. It has been our daily routine to go out together at about 8 or 9am to water the plants.
One year and five days ago Pitz entered our lives. From that time on, he made our days bright even when the weather is gloomy and there are typhoons, like now [Typhoon Gorio].
I never liked dogs before because I was bitten twice when I was small. We actually had a dog before but I was not the one who looked after Pooh. She died two years ago, the reason why we now have Pitz. I have completely overcome my fear of dogs because of him and is looking after him like a child. I have never loved a dog as much as I love this half Askal-Japanese Spitz. I have a lot to tell about him, the best being the joy he gives us. Truly immeasurable!